The mission of St. Catherine of Academy is to educate young women to develop their feminine genius—their unique dignity, identity, gifts as women created in the image of God.
The Mission entrusted to us: to awaken in young women their feminine genius by nurturing a sense of self—academically, socially, and spiritually—and instilling in them a confidence to claim their inheritance as daughters of God.
Our Philosophy: We believe this culture reduces women's true dignity by valuing them for their physical beauty or material success. Instead, we believe in bringing to life the many gifts God has given to each woman which are so necessary for the health and prosperity of our culture. We are a Roman Catholic life-preparatory academy, rooted in the teachings of St. John Paul II who coined the phrase the feminine genius and taught the importance of giving women the freedom to be authentic in their femininity. This means we strive to stretch both the mind and heart of each young woman who walks through our doors. Academically, we challenge our students in a rigorous college preparatory program which prizes excellence and an integration of faith with reason. A focus is placed on rhetoric and analysis of content in a real world application. We also provide opportunities for experiential learning in service to the metro-Detroit community, pilgrimages and mission trips.
The Values we want each young woman to have:
Faith: a personal relationship with Jesus based on an encounter with Him
Hope: trust in the providence of God and a vision for her future in the world of work, home, and society
Love: love of self, neighbor, and God
Intelligence: an integration of her reason with faith resulting in academic excellence and moral intellectual thought
Confidence: intrinsic dignity as a woman, empowering her to use her unique talents and gifts
Integrity: a well formed conscience knowing moral Truth and acting upon it
Holiness: a desire for improvement as a daughter of God, willing to admit fault and working to correct it
Generosity: giving of self without counting the cost
Mission: a missionary heart, striving to better society and the people she meets with the love of Jesus
Our Future Graduates are prepared to: set the world ablaze with a heart for the Gospel and a sound mind for medicine, politics, education, social work, science, business, music, the arts and all other avenues to which a young woman feels called.