ACCREDITED AND EXPERIENCED
St. Augustine’s College has earned full accrediation from the National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas. All of our teachers are qualified, having a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the subject they teach, or a closely related subject. Additionally, most of them have more than 10 years of teaching experience.
St. Augustine’s College was founded in 1945 and operated by the Benedictines of The Bahamas. As its founding father the Very Reverend Frederic Frey O.S.B. intended, SAC is rooted in the fundamental principles of Christianity and philosophy of the Roman Catholic church. As such, we start our mornings off with prayer and observe Catholic traditions such as Advent and Lent.
Despite St. Augustine’s College’s committment to providing quality education, our tuition is relatively inexpensive when compared to similar institutions in the country.
St. Augustine’s College was founded in 1945 and operated by the Benedictines of The Bahamas. As its founding father the Very Reverend Frederic Frey O.S.B. intended, SAC is rooted in the fundamental principles of Christianity and philosophy of the Roman Catholic church. As such, we start our mornings off with prayer and observe Catholic traditions such as Lent. From its inception in 1945, St. Augustine’s College has consistently produced fine young men and women who have become some of the most successful persons in the fields of education, religion, politics, law, music, fine art, culinary art, medicine and science, business, and finance. No other high school in The Bahamas can boast of producing a prime minister, an archbishop, a defense force commodore, a Central Bank governor, an Olympic gold medalist, a Bahamas Teacher of the Year, as well as a Georgia Teacher of the Year.
In addition to the mandatory courses, Math, English Language and Literature, Computer, Religion and Physical Education, students may choose from the following electives: Art, Spanish, French, Biology, Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, Physics, Economics, Commerce, Accounting, History, and Geography. In the last five years, 91% of SAC students who have sat BGCSE examinations have received 5 or more passes with C or above. This is an incredible feat because with the exception of P.E. and Computer, all students sit BGCSE exams for all mandatory subjects as well as all of their electives.
St. Augustine’s College is a household name in Bahamian athletics. Since the BAISS was established in 1988, SAC has won more than 36 volleyball, 46 basketball, 58 softball, and 27 track and field championships. SAC is indeed the school to beat. Over the decades, scores of SAC student-athletes have competed in the Carifta games, many of whom have medaled. Most importantly, when student-athletes graduate from SAC, many of them receive full scholarships to attend Division One universities. SAC also assists students in fulfilling all requirements needed to compete at NCAA universities. In 2019, 7 SAC student-athletes received full academic and athletic scholarships to the University of Pittsburgh, Oral Roberts University, Kansas State University, University of Kentucky, Ohio State Universiy, Clayton State University, and Purdue University. Certainly, our athletes are students first!
There’s always something to do at St. Augustine’s College as there is a variety of extracurricular clubs for students to take part in such as Speech and Debate, Project Lead, Gaming, Art & Design, Marching Band, Student Council, Sewing, Discovery Club, Yearbook, Google CS, Student Christian Movement, UNESCO, Cheerleading, Helping Hands, as well as external clubs such as, The Governor General Youth Award Program, Technical Cadets Corps Program, Police Cadets, Nursing Cadets, Teacher Cadets, Bahamas Maratime Cadets, Gentlemen’s Club, Debutantes, Gems, and Junior Achievement. Additionally, students also have the opportunity to work in teams and compete in the CFAL Investors Programme, Build-A-Bridge, and Accounting Bowl competitions.
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
St. Augustine’s College is committed to the growth and development of its students’ physical, mental, and spiritual health. Seventh grade students take part in a drug awareness seminar where they learn about the dangers of drugs and alcohol by professionals from the Royal Bahamas Police and Defense Forces, Department of Corrections, National Drug Council, and Sandillands Rehabilitation Center. Eighth grade students participate in a health and wellness seminar where they learn how to care for their bodies and navigate puberty.
In the ninth grade, students participate in Career Week which gives them an opportunity to explore different careers presented by professionals in various fields. This guides them in deciding which academic path is best for their career goals. Students in grades 10 through 12 experience retreats which involve taking time away from their busy schedules, and the distractions of everyday life. It allows for the relaxation necessary for an inner change to occur and grow closer to God. Additionally, at the retreats, students also participate in activities that build class solidarity and team building.