Krista Huver, Head of School
OCT, B.Sc., B.Ed.
At Our Lady of the Pillar Academy, we are passionate about our Catholic faith and growing in wisdom and virtue. We cherish the knowledge that has been passed on to us from previous generations and we help our students to seek all that is good, true and beautiful in the world. Our kindergarten students are immersed in an environment of calm order and wonder as they start exploring the world through their first formal educational experience. Reaching the grammar stage of learning, our primary and junior students work to master the building blocks of language and mathematics, to learn through science, history, and geography how the world works and what has come before us, and to appreciate great works of literature, art and music and the growing control they have over their own bodies. Our intermediate students, developmentally at the logic stage, continue their study of these subjects at a more advanced level as well as learning logic and reasoning skills. With the socratic method of teaching, they learn to deeply think about what they are learning and to express their ideas eloquently. They are also encouraged to be servant leaders in the school, seeing ways in which they can help others. With very small class sizes (under 15 students), our teachers are able to get to know each child well, with his or her own strengths, weaknesses, and particular gifts. We individualize learning as much as possible, particularly in mathematics and language arts, so that each child is able to grow to his or her potential and recognize the ways in which God is calling him or her to glorify Him and serve others.
We recognize parents as the primary educators of their children, and we seek to support them in their work of raising their children to be young men and women who strive to become saints. In addition to developing the intellectual knowledge and capability of our students, we seek to foster growth in virtues so that each child continues to become more and more the best version of him or herself. We hope that our students come to see themselves as beloved children of God, comfortable to grow and learn in the warm and caring environment that is Our Lady of the Pillar Academy.
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