Our Mission

Cooperating in the order of grace and subordinating all things to the principle of Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (“to the Greater Glory of God”) through the Heart of Jesus, the Mission of Regina Caeli Academy is realized through the intimate and focused medium of a small center environment and highly dedicated faculty and staff to form classically educated young men and women according to the unbroken tradition and teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, the Ignatian Principles of Education, and the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius with the purpose that each student will:

  • Achieve salvation

  • Deepen in intellect and character

  • Grow spiritually

  • Develop the ability to win others for Christ

  • Perceive and elect his or her God-given vocation

This will be accomplished by developing the whole person in all of his or her capacities through:

  • Special emphasis on excellent standards

    Discipline

  • Memory work

  • Oral presentation

  • Reception of the Sacraments

  • Daily application of the Golden Rule

  • Exercise of the virtues of hospitality, service, graciousness, courtesy, and good manners

Our Philosophy

Regina Caeli is a private, independent University-Style Hybrid™ academy operating in the Catholic tradition. We offer accredited classical academic and extracurricular classes to preschool - 12th grade students two days a week. The parent remains the primary educator by homeschooling the other three days a week, following the same classical curriculum. 

 

We are committed to faithful adherence to the Holy Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. 

 

Regina Caeli Academy is a response to the need for affordable, authentic, classical education taught in light of the Catholic tradition. We are open to all students, regardless of race, sex, or national origin.

Accreditation

  • RCA is accredited through the Georgia Accreditation Commission (GAC).

  • RCA is accredited through National Independent Study Accreditation Council (NISAC). 

  • RCA is a non-profit 501c(3) business designed to offer affordable educational support to families of all sizes. 

  • RCA is an Approved Candidate for Accreditation with the National Association of Private and Independent Catholic Schools (NAPCIS).

What is a Classical Education?

All classes are taught in accordance with the methods of classical education. Our first concern is to help parents—the primary educators of their family—lead their children to Christian perfection and the knowledge and love of God. We accomplish this through training the memory, understanding, and will of each child. In particular, each child is educated to speak, to write, and to act in the most gracious and human of ways. The skills that must be acquired in working toward these objectives are:

  • Correctness in grammar and expression

  • Neatness and organization in personal habits

  • Excellence in writing skills

  • Development in reading skills

  • Training in persuasiveness and in speaking the truth

  • Accuracy in math

  • Legibility and neatness in penmanship

  • The facility to be thoroughly Christian in manner and conduct.

The three principle areas of effort for the student inherent in the classical method are self-activity, mastery of progressively more difficult material, and formation of the will through conscientious application of study habits. The pedagogical methods of the program, which have been refined over 450 years, include preview (prelection), repetition, recitation, emulation, memorization, and examination.

The Hybrid Educational Approach

Regina Caeli:

  • Provides the student an accredited diploma

  • Assists the parent in meeting deadlines

  • Provides accountability

  • Is affordable

  • Allows the child to be at home with mom or dad three days out of the week

  • Assists the parent in meeting attendance and testing requirements

  • At RCA, tutors trained in the classical curriculum and Socratic method teach a full college classical preparatory curriculum. The balance of the week is taught in the home with lesson plans that are already prepared for the home lessons.

Student Membership Opportunities

St. Edith Stein Honor Society

The Pillars of Regina Caeli

Gaudium (Joy)

RCA fosters the joy all children can experience in learning.

Education is, in the Catholic vision, an atmosphere of wonder, a habit of virtue, and the joy of discovery. The entire goal and summit of the Catholic classical education is the profound intimacy with and knowledge of God that our children will enjoy in heaven. That eternal wonder, however, begins here on earth. Regina Caeli Academy seeks to encourage and foster that natural joy all children experience both in learning and in encounters with God.

 

Pax (Peace)

RCA promotes peace in the home by supporting homeschool families.

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together as one!” (Psalm 133:1) Peace in the world begins in the family. Regina Caeli Academy seeks to promote peace in the home by supporting homeschool families. As the inevitable struggles and frustrations arise from the vocation to homeschool, the RCA community exists to help with resources, community, and prayers.

 

Virtus (Courage)

In community, families find the moral courage to be “in the world, but not of the world.”

In community, we find the moral courage to be “in the world, but not of the world.” In a culture that has rapidly lost sight of God, Regina Caeli Academy families come together to form a “little society” of men, women, and children all committed to helping each other raise saints. The purpose of a Regina Caeli Academy resource center is both academic excellence and to promote courage to, in the words of St. Pope John Paul II, “become who we were created to be.” We do not lose courage when we know that we are never alone.
Bonitas (Kindness)


RCA classes exemplify St. John Bosco’s “reason, piety, and kindness.”

Regina Caeli Academy classrooms and events are run with St. John Bosco’s “Preventative Method” of discipline, which is founded “entirely upon reason, piety, and kindness” (St. John Bosco). We seek a true rapport between adults and students of all ages. This kindly supervision helps train the students in kindness towards all others and discourages favoritism. Correction is done in a spirit of kindness with reconciliation always being the end goal.

 

Sophia (Wisdom)

“All learning begins in wonder and aims at wisdom” (Laura Berquist)

Regina Caeli Academy seeks to foster true wisdom in all of its families through a rigorous classical education, the practice of the Faith, and community. Wisdom is an experiential knowledge, not something that can be gained simply from reading a book, but from experiencing the world. In this way then, if wisdom is our aim, then classical education never ends!

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” (James 3:13)

 
Fidelitas (Fidelity)

RCA promotes fidelity by providing accountability and training.

All staff at RCA take an Oath of Fidelity to the Catholic Church: “I shall always preserve communion with the Catholic Church whether in the words I speak or in the way I act….”

Regina Caeli also fosters an increase in fidelity by providing families with accountability, training in the classical method, and a communal fidelity to the teachings of the Gospel. In turn, families remain faithful to their commitment to the RCA community for a complete academic year, a fidelity confirmed by a signed contract.


Prudentia (Prudence)

Children learn to discern the true, good, and beautiful.

“Trueness-to-being of memory, open-mindedness, clear-sighted objectivity in unexpected circumstances: these are the qualities of mind of the prudent man.” (Josef Pieper, The Four Cardinal Virtues)

Because prudence requires experience, which young children lack, the presence of experienced, prudent adults is crucial for their academic and spiritual formation. At Regina Caeli Academy, children are surrounded primarily by their own parents but also by other adults pursuing holiness and growth in wisdom. The curriculum itself grew out of the life experience of Laura Berquist and fidelity to it help children gain prudence: “Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church)


Temperantia (Self-Control)

The “liberal arts” form adults who enjoy an uncorrupted love of God.

“Temperance moderates the attraction of the pleasures of the senses and provides balance in the use of created goods.” (CCC #1838) At Regina Caeli Academy, we seek to form the children in temperance and self-control so that they will be truly free adults. The goal of a “liberal arts education” is a man who is free-- to pursue the good, the true, and the beautiful. Classical education gives the student to tools he needs to become a life-long learner. One of these tools is temperance, so that he is not enslaved by his passions and temptations, but free to do what is right.

“To live well is nothing other than to love God with all one's heart, with all one's soul and with all one's efforts; from this it comes about that love is kept whole and uncorrupted (through temperance). No misfortune can disturb it (through fortitude). It obeys only God (this is justice), and is careful in discerning things, so as not to be surprised by deceit or trickery (and this is prudence).” (St. Augustine, De Moribus Eccl.)

Vision of Catholic Home Education and Formation

  • Parents and those who hold their place are bound by the obligation and enjoy the right of educating their children.
  • Catholic parents also have the duty and right of selecting those means and institutes by which, in light of local circumstances, they can better provide for the Catholic education of their children. (Can. 793, 1).

"Therefore you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words, which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest." (Dt 6:5-7)

Regina Caeli Corporate Office
1565 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076
Office Hours:
8:30am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday
Corporate/Business: (678) 878-2500
Admissions: (470) 239-0259
admissions@rcahybrid.org
Satellite Inquiries:
Janet Pogasic
(678) 878-2500
jpogasic@rcahybrid.org