To be leaders that positively impact Milwaukee, young people need the opportunity to attend an exceptional school. St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is that school. Be the BOLD addresses St. Augustine Preparatory's 4 Pillars:
A focus on Biblical integration connects faith to everything at Aug Prep: student action, teaching, athletics, and extracurriculars. A recent partnership with the Association of Christian School International, and a theme around Micah 6:8 will provide staff the tools they need to help students grow in their walk with Christ and expose more families to faith.
The new building includes special education spaces and a family engagement office. The school will support more families with access to community resources. An expanded atrium in the current building will allow the community to gather before and after school events.
Aug Prep's expansion will offer more opportunities to Milwaukee students to obtain an excellent, rigorous college preparatory education. Korb and Associates has designed forty new classrooms, STEM labs and a library.
Plans include additional art and music classrooms and a black box theatre, which will also serve as a meeting space for the community. The new building will feature two new gym spaces, two new outdoor activity spaces, and expanded locker rooms to accommodate the growing athletics programs.
The Near South Side is home to about 68,000 residents, of which are 66% Latino. The median age is younger (27.5) in the Near South Side than in the City of Milwaukee (31.6), the largest age group being 0-4 years old, and household sizes are larger (3.4 persons per household compared to 2.5).
Parents and students are looking for high-quality schools in Milwaukee no matter what neighborhood they live in. With an achievement gap already one of the worst in the nation, students in Milwaukee cannot afford to lose learning time.