On April 23, St. Monica Academy celebrates 15 years of excellence at its 15th Anniversary Auction Gala. Held for the first time at the school’s new campus in Montrose, SMA’s largest auction yet will celebrate two significant landmarks for the school: its 15th year of operation and its first year at its new campus at Holy Redeemer parish.
The Auction Gala will honor Ostia Award winners Murphy and Joanne Goodwin, who were instrumental in the founding of the school.
“In the early years of St. Monica Academy, the Goodwins put their talents to work in every leadership role possible,” said Marguerite Grimm, headmaster. “They served on the board, on curriculum committees, on the Parent Guild Executive Board, as auction chair, as admissions director, and as priest liaison. They were not only talented leaders, but also generous donors. The school will be forever indebted to these two founders.”
The event will be held at St. Monica Academy’s new Montrose campus and will include classroom tours, cocktail hour and silent auction, dinner and live auction, and dancing. Proceeds benefit the school’s annual operations, including scholarships.
Due to a steady growth in enrollment, St. Monica’s moved to the campus of Holy Redeemer Parish in Montrose in the summer of 2015. The newly renovated school site features a spacious elementary school building, new classrooms for the high school, a refurbished locker arcade, new landscaping, a computer lab, science lab and expansive outdoor space.
St. Monica Academy, an independent, Catholic, coeducational school for grades one through 12, is at the forefront of a renaissance in classical education, a time-honored method of teaching that inspires students to excel academically and morally. Founded by parents in 2001, the school provides 242 students in grades 1-12 with an academically rigorous education using a classical curriculum.