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St. Agatha Academy

Private | PK-8 | 142 students

Our school is known for new classical education program"
 
 

 
 

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Posted September 15, 2014

It is absolutely a fabulous school. My daughter has attended the last 2 years and I plan on her staying. The majority of the children and teachers are not catholic and I have never heard anyone even ask my faith. If you want the greatest school in Winchester and surrounding counties this is it. Love it wish I had the opportunity when I was a kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2013

St.Agatha is a great school! The teachers care very much about every child. I have 2 daughters at St.Agatha and they love it. The schools academics are outstanding. To give you an idea how outstanding, My 4 year old came out of preschool being able to tell me all the continents names, point them out on a map, and explain to me what a continent was. My older daughter has always tested out higher than the national average. Highly recommend St.Agatha. a continent is.
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Posted December 13, 2010

Not a very good school.... It utterly saddend me that my child went through the things she did. She makes straight As and has won the 4H speech contest and is just plainly a genius. But I don't mind that this a catholic school and I completly respect that but my family and I are Christians. The Christian children have to sit and watch the Catholics go through their ceromonies and the teachers were mean and had favoritism over the catholics...... Even the children were cruel to her. Horrible..... I have moved her out..
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Posted April 15, 2009

I am a Catholic parent of a first grader and cannot wait for my youngest to begin Kindergarten here! The teachers are dedicated and the ratios are wonderful. While costs have risen over the last several years, the average per month is significantly less than what I pay monthly for child care and you get so much for the price. My first grader loves coming to school and is learning so many different things, academically, spiritually, socially and has an amazing amount of respect for others, especially adults. I would not consider sending my children to any other school!
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Posted April 18, 2008

I am the parent of a 4th grader and 8th grader. Both kids started with Kindergarten. I am so thankful for this school. My children are bright. One was a little too loud as a kindergartener and the other too shy. Both are excelling in academics and have become good friends with their classmates. My family is Catholic, and my children now know more about the faith than I do. Teachers are very dedicated and parents involved. You can't do wrong by sending your children to this school - Catholic or otherwise.
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Posted September 19, 2007

I am the parent of a four and six year old. Both are currently enrolled in the montessor program which only goes through kindergarten. St. Agatha is truly what its tagline says, a vibrant learning community anchored in Christ. The administrators and teachers really care about development on all levels; mind, body and spirit. Character building is a big focus. I was initially ambivalent about going to a catholic school, since we are not catholic. But at this point, we feel that the catholic faith has only enriched our faith and broadened our involvement in God's work. As with other Christian denominations, we are all working towards the same goal-training these children to be compassionate, contributing, Godly members of society.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 81%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 2% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Best Private School in Clark County (2014)
  • Best Elementary School in Clark County (2014)
  • Best Middle School in Clark County (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • John Pica
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (859) 744-0268

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Core knowledge
  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Lexington
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Jr. St. Vincent DePaul Sociey
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$4000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
George Rogers Clark
Lexing Catholic High School
Sayre High School
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244 S Main St
Winchester, KY 40391
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Phone: (859) 744-6484

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