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NEASC Accreditation

 

The Catholic Academy of Stamford is a fully accredited PK – Grade 8 elementary school through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


The Catholic Academy of Stamford is commended for supporting its mission through both the programs and the overall school experience. Our teachers educate each student academically, spiritually, and physically. It is the combination of education, faith, athletics, and enrichment that gives rise to the well-rounded students of The Catholic Academy of Stamford United with one another in character, education, and prayer, the students come to a greater understanding of their Catholic faith, of knowledge and of service.

 

 

Overview
The Catholic Academy of Stamford was founded in 2017. After an extensive study of the four Catholic elementary schools in Stamford, Bishop Frank Caggiano made the decision to close the schools of Saint Cecilia, Holy Spirit, Our Lady Star of the Sea and Trinity Catholic Middle School and create one, new flagship elementary school PK – 8 on one campus.
Located in the historic Newfield section of Stamford on the campus of Trinity Catholic High School and the St. John Fischer Seminary, we are a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Catholic Elementary School under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Bridgeport and the Board of Directors of the corporation known as “The Catholic Academy of Stamford”.
The curriculum stresses superior academic achievement within a Catholic community where every child knows that he/she is loved and respected by his/her peers as well as the teachers. United with each other in meaningful liturgy and prayer, the students come to an understanding of the Christian life. At The Catholic Academy of Stamford, we are attempting to "teach as Jesus did." The Diocesan curriculum guidelines, consistent with the State of Connecticut guidelines, are followed for the teaching of all secular subject areas.
The Catholic Academy of Stamford is a fully accredited elementary/middle school with approximately 450 students in Pre-K - 8th grade, with two classrooms per grade. The school provides an environment rich in academic, spiritual and emotional learning.
 

Philosophy
The community of The Catholic Academy of Stamford believes that our primary purpose is to prepare our students academically and spiritually to become good Christians. We believe that goals or academic excellence must espouse a value system based on Gospel truths and Catholic beliefs. Motivated by a spirit of compassion and charity, students are encouraged to assume leadership roles that will promote truth and justice. The Catholic Academy of Stamford faculty believes that a complete education includes a religious dimension with Christ as the foundation of the entire educational process.

 

Our philosophy is based on a code of Christian conduct. As disciples of Christ, we exist to nurture our students. This nurturing leads our students to a clearer and more personal understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church. Furthermore, this nurturing promotes a sense of respect within the community while instilling moral and social values which prompts our students to seek and to exercise sound judgment. By adhering to this code, we strive as a community to teach our students to bear witness to Christian beliefs and values.

 

The curriculum is directed toward these ends. We are cognizant of the unique background and creativity of each student and the variations in individual patterns of maturation, motivation, and development. These components of the student are coupled with the needs of our country’s secular, democratic society to give our school its impetus. This impetus provides education in an atmosphere that guides, inspires, and leads students to achieve excellence and to search continually for methods of personal improvement.

 

Vital to the success of this community of faith is the commitment of our parents and clergy who share common goals with faculty and students. These goals help our students achieve personal academic excellence while they develop the fullness of their spiritual lives. This membership in the community of faith leads its members to build and strengthen The Catholic Academy of Stamford as a source of service and commitment to peace in our global society. This membership enables all who are part of our community to become effective messengers for Christ in the twenty-first century.
 

Why Catholic School?

High academic standards, a safe and caring learning environment, a focus on character development and self-discipline—these are just a few of the benefits of Catholic education. By choosing The Catholic Academy of Stamford your child will receive a superior education in a safe and supportive learning environment. Spiritual formation is central to our mission, and we strive to help all children develop their individual God-given gifts to reach their true potential. Our school provides a comprehensive academic curriculum and well-rounded program that educates the whole child—mind, body and spirit. Tuition is reasonable and a smart investment in your children's future.

 

 

Benefits of a Catholic School:
• High academic standards 

• Safe, caring learning environment
• Focus on spiritual formation and character development 

• Affordable tuition with financial aid and scholarships available 

• Small and close-knit school community 

• Rich culture with music, arts and language classes 

• Sports and after-school extracurricular programs 

• Pre-K programs that prepare students for a lifetime of learning 

• Proven record of excellence and high graduation rates
• Students receive the foundation and tools to succeed in today’s world