Academic Profile

Distribution of Classes by Grade

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Mission Statement

Gregory the Great Academy is a private boys’ boarding school for grades 9-12 offering a Liberal Arts education in the Catholic tradition. We teach a unique and rigorous classical course of studies drawing mainly on primary sources rather than textbooks. The Academy offers a way of life that addresses the whole person in intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth.

Philosophy of Education

Our goal is to focus on developing both the imagination and good intellectual habits. We cultivate a taste for good literature and good philosophy, leading young men into a thoughtful encounter with the perennial questions of Western Civilization. To this end, we create an environment free from electronic distractions. Students are not permitted to watch television, listen to recorded music, or use computers and cell phones. Replacing these artificial entertainments with wholesome activities such as juggling, discussing great works, singing in chorus, struggling in sports, and conversing in friendship allows for healthy development and the capacity to wonder. We promote the search for the eternal things: the good, the true, and the beautiful.

Our Graduates

More than 90% of graduates continue their education in four-year colleges, and in most cases Catholic, Liberal Arts institutions. Approximately 5% join the military, and 12 of our graduates have entered the priesthood or religious life. Overall, the Academy has enjoyed great success in producing men who work hard and well, raise good families, and keep the Faith in their vocations.