At a Glance
Built on Christ, St. Augustine School exists to form its students into disciples of Christ, to educate the whole child for a life-long love of learning, to nurture self-confidence and belief in the dignity of all people, and to create a caring respectful community.
St. Augustine School truly is a school you can have faith in!
By the Numbers
- Average Class Size/ Student Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Recognized Blue Ribbon School Year: 2012
- Founding Year: 1857
- Student Attending the High School of their Choice: 99%
- Students Participating in Community Outreach: 100%
- Students Participating in Extra-Curricular Activities: 69%
- Percentage of Faculty with State Teaching Certification: 89%
- Percentage of Faculty with Masters Degree or higher education: 70%
- High School Scholarships Awarded to Graduates: $300,000.00
- 60 iPads in iPad Learning Cart
- Google Chromebooks issued to all middle school students
Positive School Environment
To foster a positive school environment where all students are educated in a safe and caring atmosphere, all Archdiocesan schools will follow established procedures for prevention and intervention for bullying, harassment or intimidation.
Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) has been implemented in every Archdiocesan elementary and high school to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.
St. Augustine Initiatives
- St. Augustine School introduced the Character Counts education program as a way to encourage students to model the six pillars of good character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Students are recognized by our faculty and staff for going above and beyond the call of duty to demonstrate the six pillars. We are extremely proud of our students who have become such positive role models for the school community!
- Rachel’s Friends
- School Buddies
St. Augustine School is proud to be a part of the Howard County Healthy Schools Program, which works with school wellness teams to create and implement a broad range of nutritional and physical activities that schools can use to create healthy environments and engage students with varying learning styles, physical abilities and personalities. The Healthy Schools programs serves K-12 public and private schools in Howard County, reaching over 44,000 students and their families each year.
We are also participants in Choose Civility, an on going community-wide initiative, led by Howard County Library System, to position Howard County as a model of civility. The project intends to enhance respect, empathy, consideration and tolerance in Howard County, values that remain at the core of St. Augustine's vision & mission.
St. Augustine School is proud to be a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. This program honors public and non-public elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement, especially among disadvantaged and minority students. The program is part of a larger U.S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices.
All Archdiocesan high schools and elementary schools are accredited as a system through AdvancED. Every five years, the Department of Catholic Schools completes a system-wide accreditation review, which culminates in a visit by an AdvancED External Review Team. Each school is evaluated based on the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.
St. Augustine School is an Archdiocesan Collaborative School (ACS), which is a model of shared governance developed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The ACS model utilizes a shared governance model that fosters unity through the collaboration of stakeholders in support of Catholic schools. The model allows decisions regarding day-to-day school operations to be made at the local level, while individual schools and school administrators are supported centrally from the Department of Catholic Schools and the Catholic Center's Central Services in areas such as academics, finance, development, enrollment management and marketing.