Academy of St. Therese
The Academy of St. Therese serves, supplements and supports parents in their primary mission of educating the children in a Catholic environment faithful to Holy Mother Church.
Our Vision is to
To educate young people to think and to possess skills and courage to defend the truths of their faith;
To provide and maintain a well-disciplined environment in which religious truths are learned, loved and lived with courage and self-confidence;
To provide access to Mass, Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Penance;
To provide association with our Chaplain and local religious communities;
To support, encourage and promote religious vocations;
To create a faculty with the highest moral and academic standards, who model for our children in loco parentis and who guide them in the ways of intrinsic values, i.e., self-discipline, integrity and empathy;
To graduate self-disciplined young people of faith who will be much in demand for high school, college and life;
To procure a facility that supports the establishment of a science laboratory, a computer laboratory, a language laboratory and an arts center (music, drama, poetry, visual arts);
To foster the cooperation of parents in continuing the teachings and objectives of the school in the home;
To cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with benefactors, collaborators and the community;
To foster an environment of mutual respect and to teach our children to see the God-given beauty in each individual;
To provide a facility that is utilized year round as a Center for Youth, organized to provide an outreach to the community, as a means of developing talents such as athletic, artistic, dramatic and a place for socializing in a morally and physically safe environment.
|George Washington Carver Community Center
7 Academy Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
Mailing: P.O. Box 4097
Stamford, CT 06907
Tel: (203) 588-9364
|Principal: Mary Giordano
Grades: K - 8
Our mission is to support parents in fulfilling their role as the primary educators of their children by providing, at a reasonable price, a curriculum from the classical tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, taught in small classes by teachers committed to Catholic orthodoxy.
Based on its importance in navigation, the anchor has always been a symbol of safety. The early Christians adopted this familiar emblem as a symbol of hope. We entrust our school to our Blessed Mother under the title of Sancta Maria, Spes Nostra Holy Mary, Our Hope. Within the anchor is the blood red cross of Christ which is our salvation. The twelve stars on a field of blue represent the Blessed Mother, through whom, we go to Christ.
Anchor Academy was founded in September 2005. As of September 2009, there are over 40 students enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade. Classes currently meet at the George Washington Carver Community Center in Norwalk, CT. The Academy employs teachers with undergraduate degrees from Catholic colleges such as University of Dallas, TX and Christendom College, VA.
The classical pedagogy, successfully used by the Church through the ages, is uniquely situated to convey the permanent things to young minds eager for truth. This approach is suited to basic human nature and development and has been tested over centuries. Its purpose is not to teach the student everything, but instead to form in the student the ability to learn new material. Instead of teaching what to think, students learn how to think. It is a rigorous education and requires self-discipline, but it trains students to be analytical and to draw conclusions. It also fosters curiosity and a love of learning. Anchor Academy reinforces the classical approach by teaching the Trivium: grammar, logic and rhetoric.
2640 Third Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95818
TEL (916) 451-4963
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