Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts
Chicago, Ill. 60657
At AACA, we inspire and enable our children to reach their full potential by providing a rigorous education combining academic excellence, an arts-integrated curriculum and a strong Catholic foundation.
It is important that our students know that the square root of eighty-one, the characteristics of a nimbus cloud, and the elements of a good paragraph, but that is not enough. At AACA, we nurture students to become critical thinkers, persistent problem-solvers, passionate artists, and thoughtful members of a community.
Toward this end, AACA seeks to educate the whole child by providing an education experience built on three pillars:
We work diligently to ensure that we prepare our children to gain entry to and thrive in a college preparatory high school, as well as lay the groundwork for a college education and beyond. In addition, we work tirelessly to construct an educational experience that not only prepares students for their formal education, but also awakens a love and joy of learning.
To support our students on this journey, we utilize the arts as a pathway for learning. An AACA education includes both art classes and arts integration into our core subjects. The result is clear: the arts inspire our children to embrace school while expanding their depth and breadth of understanding of core subject matter.
We recognize that we cannot develop intellectual and creative capacity in a vacuum. We must provide a platform for our students to become responsible and socially aware citizens, so that they make use of their intellectual and creative gifts to make wise choices within their communities. With this in mind, we wrap our students in the warm, welcoming safety net of our Catholic faith community, while we teach them the process of community building.
To learn more about AACA, please visit www.alphonsusacademy.org/about or call us at 773-348-4629