Academics

Dynamic curriculum in a Christ-centered environment.

Subiaco students are challenged by talented instructors to exemplify a Christ-centered lifestyle complete with academic standards fostering a love of learning and the skills needed to maintain good study habits throughout college and beyond.

Gentle guidance is a tradition where instructors encourage and uncover gifts, including academic excellence, art appreciation, and extracurricular opportunities. Your son deserves the best in academic training, and Subiaco Academy is poised to offer such an experience. Join the country’s best Catholic prep school and give your son the advantage of a dynamic curriculum in a Christ-centered environment.

Letter from the Assistant Head of School for Academics

Thank you for your interest in Subiaco Academy!

We as the faculty of Subiaco Academy—whether administration, coaches, residential coordinators, teachers, or any combination thereof—have the highest obligation to uphold the mission of the school: to see Christ in each student, guide him in his response to God, aide in the development of his known and hidden talents, and foster his growth into manhood. We strive to accomplish this mission by following the words of Christ in his commandments: ” ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’ ” (Mark 12:30-31). A guiding principle of my teaching career has always been to treat each of my students as I would want other teachers to treat my own children. As we keep in front of us the vision of our own sons, brothers, and nephews, we are dedicated and prepared in our teaching, and instruct our students in an encouraging and caring, yet consistently disciplined environment.

Our curriculum is dynamic. As Assistant Head of School for Academics, together with the Academic Council, I stay current with trends in education and am always excited to offer new curricular opportunities to our students as well as the tried and true. As a faculty, we continually evaluate our curriculum and make sure that we are teaching our students the skills they need to score well on standardized tests, interview for and obtain scholarships, and become successful, moral men who will lead our communities, churches, and governments in the future.

I look forward to visiting with you in person when you visit our campus.

Pax Christi.

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College Preparatory Program

Two programs of study are offered at the Academy -- a College Preparatory Program (CPC) and a College Preparatory Honors Program (CPHC). The CPC facilitates college preparedness through the pursuit of a standard course of study which allows students to receive instruction at a moderate pace. Students in the CPC will have more time to devote to the acquisition of standard skills, particularly those tested on the ACT/SAT and those expected of students entering post-secondary education as freshmen. This program should allow students to learn the skills necessary for college at a pace which boosts their GPA and standardized test scores, thus enhancing college acceptances and success.

The CPHC is designed for students who have mastered the standard course requirements and are ready to pursue an accelerated and enriched level of skills in all subject areas. Students in the CPHC Program will be required to complete two years in the same second language and will be required to take accelerated Pre-Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement, and/or Concurrent Credit courses in all subject areas where available.