To Know, Love, and Serve God
St. Edmund Campion Academy draws its mission from the seminal teachings of the Baltimore Catechism. We focus all our efforts on teaching the students to know, love, and serve God in this life, so that they can be happy with Him in the next.
“To know, love, and serve God” is the reason St. Edmund Campion Academy exists. It is therefore an essential aspect of its educational philosophy.
Students at Campion are first and foremost instructed in the teachings of the Catholic Church.
These teachings help the student to develop into a moral, responsible, and well-ordered individual. The teachings also give context to the training the students receive in their academic disciplines so that they may best discern and follow the path set out for them by God.
From direct instruction in the catechism and study of theology and philosophy to daily prayer and Mass to regularly scheduled confession and devotions, St. Edmund Campion Academy strives to give to its students the gift of a sincere and well developed spiritual life .
While Campion’s mission is centered in Jesus Christ through instruction in the faith, we, as Catholics, are called to “Go forth and teach all nations.” St. Edmund Campion Academy’s mission, therefore, expands beyond spiritual formation to include rigorous training of the mind and body. The instruction of the student’s mind begins with the most essential aspects of learning: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. From there, the student is trained in a wide array of disciplines: Latin, Greek, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History ( classical, European and American), and American and English Literature.
As they grow and develop mentally and spiritually it is also important to maintain a sound body to empower the student to follow wherever Christ leads them, to achieve this students are given a sound physical education. The education of the mind and body are critical to the success of the student in both the long and short term and as mentioned above are taken very seriously at St. Edmund Campion Academy. However, students do not exist in a vacuum, the world, the flesh and the devil press in from all sides assailing the children of Christ with relentless intent. One of the most important defenses against the corrupting influence of the world is the example set by a student’s parents, but even the most devout and involved parents cannot serve as the only example to their children. At St. Edmund Campion Academy our staff stands out as another example of following Christ’s call to serve. Many of our staff work for limited or no pay to allow Campion to minimize the cost passed on to the family. This example of Christ like giving helps students to understand and appreciate just how important their religion is not only to their parents but to the world around them. The pursuit of this mission is not easy. It requires sacrifices from our staff, our donors and most of all our students and their family. To keep tuition as affordable as possible Campion limits its focus to the education of the students, we cannot offer some of the modern amenities and perks of larger schools. We have no organized sports, computer classes or hot meal program. We do not exclude these offerings because they are not worthy pursuits but because they are not central to the spiritual, mental or physical formation of students and as such are not at the core of our mission. We hope that you will prayerfully consider taking part in the mission of St. Edmund Campion Academy by enrolling your students or supporting the effort monetarily or spiritually.
Jesus Christ is both literally and metaphorically the center of the school's life. Students study religion at every level of their academic career and attend daily Mass at St. Margaret St. John church.
St. Edmund Campion Academy the school shares the riches of the Catholic faith in every way possible. Students begin the day with Morning Prayer, attend Holy Mass midday, and close the day with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and other prayers. We celebrate solemnities and feasts with special lunches and treats. We schedule holy days of obligation off to allow students and families to fully participate in the life of their parishes.