God creates man in His image, endowed with the powers of reason and free will. These gifts set us above all worldly creatures, giving us the ability to know, love and serve God.
The purpose of education, therefore, is to guide young souls through experiences that perpetrate growth in the theological, intellectual, and moral virtues. God ordained that this awesome task falls primarily in the hands of parents. It is a parent who teaches a child through exhortation and personal witness the importance of prayer and the sacramental life; it is a parent who answers a child’s continuing flow of questions that develop his understanding of the world; it is a parent who provides prudent counsel to the child, enabling him to do the good things that lead to moral virtue. The importance and nobility of the parental contribution in the education of children cannot be overstated.
As man is a social creature, however, it is appropriate that parents may choose to look to other institutions to assist them in this important undertaking. First among these institutions is the Church, established by Our Lord Jesus Christ to lead, teach, and sanctify. Secondly, the laity participate in the work of the Church through various apostolates. One such lay apostolate is Faustina Academy.
The purpose, therefore, of Faustina Academy, is to provide a classical liberal arts education within the Christian tradition that is consistent with the principle that parents are the primary educators of children. It is our privilege to assist parents in this educational endeavor by promoting intellectual excellence and developing aesthetic appreciation in a disciplined atmosphere, which respects and instills the virtues of: love and respect for others, responsibility, honesty, and integrity. These are the same virtues that are essential to a strong family, to a sense of responsible citizenship, and especially to an ever-deepening spiritual life.