Culture & Traditions

Rooted In Traditions New and Old

Historically, to be "educated" meant to be immersed into a set of intellectual and cultural traditions. At Augustine School, we believe that education should be grounded in meaningful traditions that teach students to see themselves as a part of a specific culture worth preserving.

At Augustine School, we love tradition; the Western intellectual tradition is integrated in all aspects of our curriculum. But we've also developed several school traditions over the years (and are still developing new ones) that shape our school community and culture each year. Read more below and catch a glimpse of some of the highlights of school traditions that happen each year at Augustine School.

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"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about." - G.K. Chesterton

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We believe the best way to understand Augustine School is to tour our campus, meet our faculty and staff, and experience our school culture firsthand. Schedule your visit today and read more about our annual traditions below.

Annual Traditions:

Back to School Night (August)

Held the night before school starts, families and friends reunite for the upcoming school year. Parents and students are encouraged to visit their new classrooms, meet their teachers, and drop off their supplies. Exciting announcements are made, popsicles are shared, and the school year is kicked off with high spirits.

Convocation (August)

At this evening service led by our founders and administration, Augustine School again presents itself to God for His work at our school in the upcoming year. It is strongly encouraged that every family is represented at this event.

Monday Chapels (Weekly)

Attending Chapel on Monday mornings sets the tone for the upcoming week as our Dean of Academic Affairs leads the students in orienting their heart and mind toward God before they begin their studies for the week.

Race Day (Fall)

Each Fall, our school campus is transformed into an obstacle course as Race Day approaches. This fundraiser and event for individuals, families, and extreme racers is open to the public and brings in hundreds of racers each year.

Grandparents Day (Fall)

At Augustine School, we dedicate the first recitation of the year to our students’ grandparents – or in many cases, grand-"friends". On this day students honor the legacy laid by generations past though singing, reciting of scripture and poetry, and special classroom visits.

Reformation Day (October 31)

Reformation Day marks the anniversary of Martin Luther’s protest against church corruption and false teaching that began the Protestant Reformation. Each year, “Martin Luther” makes a personal appearance to our students to explain what took place on the first Reformation Day and why.

Carols and Cider (December)

Each December, Augustine School celebrates the Christmas season by opening the campus to friends and family as we sing carols, read scripture, and sip steamy beverages.

Christmas Recitation (December)

In mid December, Christmas Break begins after a special off-campus Christmas Recitation where students recite and sing seasonal pieces and songs.

Fine Arts Night (Spring)

Fine Arts Night features a choral concert from the entire school body followed by an art gallery of their paintings, drawings, and sculptures. It is one of the most anticipated nights of the school year as we see the unique talents of Augustine students on full display.

Field Day (May)

At the end of the school year, the entire student body comes together for a day of physical fun and challenges where students enjoy friendly competition on our school athletic fields.

Year-End Recitation (May)

Augustine School students participate in quarterly Recitations, which hone their public speaking and memorization skills. Our final Year-End Recitation is particularly special as students dress in costumes reminiscent of the history cycle their class studied that year. This event is typically held off-campus as families enjoy refreshments and fellowship before school lets out for summer break..

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