St. Augustine School is a Catholic School open to children of all faiths from grades Preschool through 5th grade. We have been serving the Rensselaer community since 1903 and preparing young people to live good Christian lives. Next to your unconditional love, there is nothing you can give your child as important as an education that will last a lifetime. In a faith filled atmosphere, your child will learn the basics with emphasis on Catholic Christian values.
St. Augustine School will be a caring community that has a strong Catholic identity and enthusiasm for learning and teaching.
The Mission of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana
is to partner with families in providing a Christ-centered learning environment in which all persons can grow in faith and knowledge in order to serve God in this world and be eternally happy in the next.
The mission of the St. Augustine School family is to provide a quality Catholic education, which prepares each child to be a successful, productive, and loving human being. St. Augustine School accomplishes this by developing Catholic values in each student and providing academic excellence through a core curriculum strong in the basic skills while recognizing each student’s ability and striving to inspire an enthusiasm for life long learning
St. Augustine School is accredited with the Indiana Department of Education and North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (AdvancED).
Indiana Four Star School
St. Augustine School has been named a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education for the 2014-2015 school year. We also received this designation for the 2013 – 2014 school year.
To receive this award a school must be in the top 25th percentile for each grade level in which students were tested in English and Math on the annual ISTEP assessment. Also, the qualifying school must have earned an “A” rating by the Indiana Department of Education accountability system during the year of the award and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education.
Out of eighteen elementary schools in the Diocese of Lafayette, St. Augustine is one of the five schools to receive the Four Star Award for 2014 – 2015 and the only elementary school in Jasper County to receive the Four Star designation.
This award is a fine testament to our dedicated teachers and support staff, hard working students and supportive parents. Congratulations to everyone!