Welcome to St. Augustine School, Home of the Bobcats!
St. Augustine School is located in downtown Barberton, Ohio, adjacent to beautiful Lake Anna.
St. Augustine School is fully accredited K-8 through the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association for the state of Ohio. Each member of the teaching staff is state-certified in his or her content and age level as well as possesses Diocese of Cleveland religion certification. In addition to a strong academic-based curriculum in mathematics, reading, science, social studies, English language arts, and religion, students receive instruction in technology, Spanish, art, music, health, and physical education. Each classroom features a modern Active Panel interactive board installed in 2022 and each student has a digitial learning device to use during the school day.
If you are new to the area or just seeking a new start for your child, we invite you to see our excellent school.
St. Augustine provides a Catholic education of the highest quality within a safe and nurturing environment. We seek to engage your children both intellectually and spiritually, putting them on the path to college and Heaven.
Our school provides a challenging, faith-filled, educational experience that serves as the foundation for a life lived in service to Jesus, the Church and Community. As part of a nationwide network of high-performing Catholic schools, St. Augustine is a Notre Dame ACE Academy.
Please contact the school office at 330-753-6435 to schedule a tour or learn more about St. Augustine School.
The Notre Dame ACE Academy initiative is a university-school partnership that seeks to help St. Augustine flourish in three categories: Catholic School Culture, Advancement, and Teaching and Learning. By focusing on these three dimensions, our model promotes continuous improvement in all facets of school life for a safer, more welcoming, and higher-achieving environment.
Catholic School Culture
But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Throughout the year students are invited to grow in their personal relationship with God, serve others, learn about the Catholic faith, receive the sacraments and worship together. They participate in weekly Masses, prayer services, sacramental preparation, Advent, Lent and other celebrations of the Church Year. Students put their faith in action through Campus Ministry where they collaborate with teachers and priests to lead and participate in community outreach, service projects and retreats that unite and strengthen their class communities and provide creative opportunities to explore their spiritual relationship with God.
We employ a team of dedicated, enthusiastic, learned, kind, and moral educators. From Early Childhood to the eighth grade, the faculty is devoted to the well-being and success of every student. All members of the faculty hold Bachelor’s Degrees, and several hold Master’s Degrees. All faculty members are certified in the State of Ohio to teach in their assigned instructional areas. They have been trained in the most current educational trends, and have the experience to implement the best practices in the classroom.
St. Augustine employs tried-and-true methods to not only increase enrollment, but strengthen our relationship with parents and the community to foster a sustainable environment for our families. This includes providing access to scholarships, proper management of public relations, and exceptional staff management. It is essential that we nurture and grow our school to better serve the Church and the world.
Philosophy of Catholic Education
The faculty of St. Augustine School believes that a philosophy of Catholic education begins with faith that God in creating, gifted us with life, became one of us in His Son Jesus and in the Person of His Spirit awaits our response to His unconditional overture of Love. Jesus remains with the community He formed, witnessing and sharing the Good News in every age and with all people, ever yearning for a return of love either by a sincere response to conscience or by membership in His Church. It is from this perspective that the educational ministry of the Catholic community flows.
We believe that education, which is Catholic, begins with life in the heart of the family. Parents, the primary educators, seed and nourish values deeply human and deeply spiritual. Affirmed, treasured, and supported by the loving witness of Christian faith communities, the child continues a lifelong response to God's love in growing and excelling through responsible involvement in the academic, cultural, and civic concerns of daily life.
We believe that the Catholic school is sensitive to the mandate of Jesus: "Love one another as I have loved you" as the goal toward which all Catholic education tends. The school community, in sharing this vision within an atmosphere designed to celebrate and practice love of God and neighbor, is the most effective means available to the Church for the education of youth. This vision motivates students to grow spiritually, academically, culturally, and socially. Among the values prized in the Catholic school are self-worth, self-discipline in the search for a moral way of life, and appreciation of our American heritage. With deep concern for their brothers and sisters, young people in Catholic schools form their personal response in truth, justice, and love to God their Maker.