About The Academy
At The Academy, we challenge children to discover and fully develop their unique abilities and talents. We offer a low student to teacher ratio, develop individualized curriculums and encourage students to love God, learning and one another.
Formed in Faith
(From a recent Community Spotlight feature which ran in the Stamford Advocate November 2019.)
On two campuses a half-mile apart, The Catholic Academy of Stamford forms and nurtures students from PreK through grade 8 in the Gospel values of the Catholic faith. The mission of the school proclaims a superior academic environment that encourages its children to discover and fully develop their unique talents and abilities.
Here, at “The Academy” as it’s becoming known, The Catholic Academy of Stamford is adapting traditional Catholic education with high academic-focused, personalized curriculum that is markedly improving students’ ability to learn. Coupled with a focus on Gospel Values and respect, love of neighbor, treating each other fairly, and compassionately, The Academy is “forming” their hearts, “informing” their minds, and “transforming” their lives.
The Academy’s Lower School, grades PreK3 through grade 5, caters to students at the beginning of their educational journey. Personalized learning is integrated early on. Working with students and their parents to develop individualized curriculum based on the students’ unique talents and interests, small class sizes facilitate master-level teaching allowing for a better, technology-based education coupled with one-on-one attention.
At The Academy, students are encouraged to express their faith and learn to live it. Throughout each day, students pray, work together, perform service and live unapologetically traditional Gospel Values.
The needs of today’s working families are met through early-morning drop-off, extended hours and Beyond the Bell enrichment activities, to name a few. Advanced robotics, Project Lead the Way, STEM programs and high-school level math available in middle school are programs designed to stimulate young minds into life-long, college-preparatory learning.
The Academy recently completed a year-long, multi-million-dollar renovation of its Upper School (grades 6-8) campus. Just this past fall, the Cingari Family Wing, endowed by the well-known Cingari family, was officially dedicated and opened to incoming students. Bright, wide hallways, new classrooms equipped with SMART TV’s and other technological aids, labs overlooking a newly constructed multi-million-dollar athletic complex; The Upper School campus is new, inviting, and provides an excellent transitional preparation into high school.
The Parent Volunteer group (PVG), akin to a traditional Home School Association, creates many community-building events and activities for both students and families. Family movie nights, social events, talent shows, field trips and more are a few of the activities that give parents and students the ability to build relationships that can last a lifetime.
“There’s a wonderful vibe here,” states current parent, PVG Lead Member and Board Director, Robyn Neto. “CAS creates a great learning and social environment for the children to get a topnotch Catholic education. I love the fact that we have such a great Catholic school and community in Stamford, run by an enthusiastic and nurturing administration dedicated to education and instilling strong Catholic values in our children.”
Thirty-eight-year veteran Catholic educator, Patricia E. “Pat” Brady has seen the broad transformation in the way today’s children are taught, versus only a short generation or two ago. “Families today are very informed and have choices that were largely unavailable to their parents and grandparents,” states Brady. “We prepare their children for high school, yes, but equally as important we help transform them into whole and giving citizens who will go out and make a difference in our world.”