Mission & Philosophy

    • Embers Academy appropriately regards you, the parents, as the primary educators of the child whom God has entrusted to you. Embers welcomes the privilege of assisting you in the task of raising your child to become a competent, responsible individual who lives by Christian principles.
    • To help you form your child well, Embers nurtures the total formation of your child (and that of each person it serves: you the parents, its teachers, and its staff, too). To this end, Embers focuses on exemplary academics and the development of your child’s character.
    • Academically, the measure of success for Embers’ educational program is clear – not the framing of lofty goals, rather the results achieved – the actual learning by your child that is validly and objectively assessed, his or her mastery of foundational skills.
    • An integral part of the formation of your child is spiritual in nature. At Embers your child grows in the confidence that he or she is a child of God. And your child comes to appreciate himself and others as a gift from God.
    • The faith permeates both the school’s academic and character education programs. As an academic subject, religion is taught in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. As character education, religious formation spurs your child to practice moral behavior.
    • Inspired by the spirit of Vatican II: Embers emphasizes that lay persons are called to holiness through the fulfillment of their ordinary work while remaining immersed in the world. This goal of sanctity ideally imprints words, actions, and deeds and extends into interactions with students, teachers, and parents alike.
    • Embers Academy is convinced of the truth and merit of its mission and its educational philosophy, accepting both as a guide for current efforts and inspiration for future work to create a replicable program that can be adopted elsewhere.