Mission

Mission

About

St. Benedict at Auburndale Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school of the Diocese of Memphis. We form a diverse student body in grades 9 - 12 through faith, to achieve academic excellence and experience a rich student life. St. Benedict offers unique programs for all students including those who excel beyond the traditional curriculum and those who have specific learning needs. The school is located on a beautiful 47-acre campus in northeast Shelby County.

Mission

St. Benedict at Auburndale High School is a diocesan, co-educational, college preparatory school committed to academic excellence through a comprehensive and challenging multi-level curriculum presented in an atmosphere permeated with the aims, values and teachings of the Roman Catholic faith.

Accreditation and Membership

St. Benedict at Auburndale is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. St. Benedict is a member of the National Catholic Education Association, an associate member of the Memphis Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Learning Disabilities Association, National Association of Secondary School Principals and Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

Faculty

St. Benedict at Auburndale has 70 faculty members.  More than 60 percent of the faculty hold masters degrees or higher.  There is a ratio of one faculty member per 13 students with an average class size of 18 students.  Class size for the PLUS Program is 16 students.  St. Benedict enrolls approximately 1,000 students each year.  Guidance counselors help with course selection, testing and college preparation.

Catholic Identity

As a Catholic high school, our goal first and foremost is eternal: we are in the business of making saints. It is our mission that every person who comes onto our campus is led to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. While our excellent academics, athletics, arts and technology are wonderful reasons to attend and support St. Benedict at Auburndale, we feel that it is our Catholic identity that gives our school genuine meaning and purpose.

From our beautiful Chapel to the full-time presence of clergy and religious sisters, from the statue of St. Benedict that welcomes visitors to our campus to the appearance of the Benedictine Cross on our gym floor, images of our Catholic tradition and heritage abound on campus in support of our mission to welcome, to teach and to love in the name of Jesus Christ and His one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.

Philosophy

The philosophy of St. Benedict at Auburndale recognizes as its highest value an environment wherein knowledge is enlightened and enlivened by the Gospel values.  This essence of Faith is shared by administration, teachers, students, and parents in a spirit of great freedom and great love.  St. Benedict at Auburndale is aware that each student has a personal style of learning and a pace at which he/she learns best.  Consequently, the school works to provide an atmosphere which capitalizes on strengths and to remediate weaknesses.  Knowing also that the classroom is not the only arena in which learning takes place, St. Benedict at Auburndale attempts to educate the whole person by providing a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.  The focus of this institution is the promotion of personal excellence through the maximum spiritual, physical, emotional, social, and academic growth of the student. We endeavor to guide each student to realize his/her worth and dignity; to identify and develop potential for learning; to utilize his/her individual talents and skills for the betterment of self, family, Church, community, nation, and world. Based on this philosophy, St. Benedict at Auburndale seeks to lead each student in the gradual transition from dependence to self-determination and personal mastery.

Additionally, in line with Catholic teaching, we welcome those of other faith traditions. We believe that every member of the St. Benedict family, regardless of their religious affiliation, deserves respect, dignity and encouragement in the practice of their faith.