History: St. Anthony Academy, Ltd. (“the Academy”) was founded in October 2003 by parishioners of St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia. The purpose of the Academy is to provide a rigorous curriculum for grades K-8 centered on the Traditional Magisterium of the holy Roman Catholic Church and the classical tradition of Western Civilization. Fidelity to the Traditional Roman Catholic Faith is the standard against which all aspects of the Academy’s curriculum and policies are measured.
Facilities: The Academy is currently located at 10201 Main Street Suite 125 Fairfax VA 22030. Classes begin promptly at 8:00 AM. Classes are dismissed at 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Website address: www.stanthonyacademy.org.
Legal Status: The Academy is a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and Chapter 10 of Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia. The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarships and loans programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. It is governed by a Board of Directors (“the Board”) presently consisting of five members who are responsible for all school programs and functions, including but not limited to curriculum, staffing, calendar, operations and planning.
Affiliation: The Academy is affiliated with St. Athanasius Church, an independent, traditional parish where the Mass and sacraments are offered according to the Traditional Latin Rites. The Academy places itself under the spiritual direction of the pastor of St. Athanasius Church.
Philosophy and Mission: The Academy was founded to provide the student with an education that is one with the mind of Holy Church. The Church teaches that the natural world is God’s creation and the more a student knows about the world, the more he will know, love and serve God. A true Catholic education must reject modernism and be based on Sacred Tradition as embodied in the Traditional Latin Mass. Consistent with the mind of the Church, the Academy seeks to deliver to the student an academically rigorous course of study such that the student is prepared to undertake further studies at the college level if desired. The Academy accepts the duty of preparing the student to conduct his life in conformance with God’s plan for him.
As Pope Pius XI stated in Divini Illius Magistri, “It is therefore as important to make no mistake in education, as it is to make no mistake in the pursuit of the last end, with which the whole work of education is intimately and necessarily connected. In fact, since education consists essentially in preparing man for what he must be and for what he must do here below, in order to attain the sublime end for which he was created, it is clear that there can be no true education which is not wholly directed to man's last end, and that in the present order of Providence, since God has revealed Himself to us in the Person of His Only Begotten Son, Who alone is ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life,’ there can be no ideally perfect education which is not Christian education.” Hence, the mission of the Academy is to provide students with a Catholic education, both moral and intellectual, preparing them to be in the world but not of the world.
Curriculum: A classical Catholic curriculum based on the Trivium and Quadrivium.
Uniforms:: All students are required to wear a uniform as it encourages dignified behavior and is a rejection of current modernistic fashion trends.
Tuition: Tuition is set yearly by the Board. Discounts are available for siblings.
Contact / To Volunteer: For further information, to volunteer or to make donations, please call or email:
Mr. Sean Loftus, President, Board of Directors, (703) 330-2121; Sean.Loftus@stanthonyacademy.org.