The Atonement Academy

The Atonement Academy provides an accredited classical education grounded by faith.
Our highly acclaimed and awarded academics program encourages scholars to develop intellectual ability, make moral decisions, and solidify Catholic virtues.
Our Mission: At The Atonement Academy, we strive for excellence in the physical, the intellectual, and the spiritual virtues through a challenging course of classical and Catholic education..

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The Atonement Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Texas Catholic Conference Education Department
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1994
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students285 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade The Atonement Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size19 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Physics, AP Statistics
Average SAT score1293
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(HS: black blazers, grey slacks for boys; red blazer and black skirt for girls. In lower grades, boys wear shirt and tie with grey slacks, girls wear red plaid skirts or jumpers)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,800
Tuition Notes$300 Registration Fee
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,100
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMrs. Yolanda Joiner


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
JNHS, NHS, Pro-Life Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Honor's Choir

School Notes

Awards & Recognition
  • Awarded Catholic Education Honor Roll (CEHR) School by Cardinal Newman Society and named "School of Excellence" in 2008-2011, 2012-2015, 2016-2021
  • Ranked #3 on the leading national researcher, Niche, and their 2019 list of "Best Private K-12 Schools in the San Antonio Area"
  • Ranked in the Top 5 in 2017, 2018 and 2019, ranked in the Top 5 of Niche`s list of outstanding private schools.
  • In 2015, 2016, 2017 ranked in the Top 10 of the San Antonio Business Journal`s list of "Largest San Antonio Private Elementary and Secondary Schools" 
  • Consistently ranked by San Antonio Magazine in the Top 10 for academic institutions
  • Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon SchoolAccredited by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCBED). 
  • 2019 National Handwriting Contest Winners (Atonement Academy students won 26 of the 35 awards given out by Universal Publishing)
  • In 2019, twenty-three students qualified for the PSIA (Private Schools Interscholastic Association). This is the most comprehensive academic extracurricular program in the nation for students in grades 1-8)
  • Catholic Classical Curriculum
  • Average class size is 18 students
  • Phonics based early childhood reading
  • Goal-setting and tracking of independent reading using Accelerated Reader (AR)
  • The current average SAT score for Atonement Academy students is 1293. This is 22% higher than the most recent national average of 1059, according to the College Board which administers standardized tests and curricula
  • Our students maintain an average GPA of 90.3 
  • Students participate in choir, daily
  • Multiple award-winning choirs
  • 5-10% of seniors earn National Merit recognition
  • Eight AP courses offered for all upper school students 
Our Faith
  • Daily morning mass for all students, faculty and staff
  • Daily communion for elementary, middle school and high school students, who`ve received their first communion
  • Daily theology classes and integration of faith into all content areas
  • Honorable Character virtue studied every month and recognized during quarterly awards ceremony
  • Our juniors and seniors make a pilgrimage trip to Rome bi-annually to augment their Catholic education 
Works of Charity and Service
  • Since 2013, our students and staff have raised more than $30,000 for our sister school in the Palestinian village of Jifna, north of Jerusalem in the Holy Land.
  • Through our annual Lenten fundraising drive, the money donated has been used to buy much-needed school supplies and help with renovations.
  • Our Pro-Life group attends the annual Pro-Life March in Washington, DC
  • Every year, our campus-wide diaper drive helps replenish much-needed resources for local charities like St. Vincent De Paul
  • Each Fall, our students collect and donate canned goods for the San Antonio Food Bank and other local agencies
  • During a crisis or natural disaster that has occurred locally or across the globe, our school has united and organized various drives such as: relief for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. 
Our Graduates
  • 100% college acceptance rate into four-year universities including in-state, out-of-state, and international universities
  • The 2019-2020 SAT Score was 1293 (National SAT Score: 1059; Texas SAT Score: 1020) 
  • Over the past eleven years, we have helped groom ten National Merit Scholar Finalists out of 198 graduates.
  • In 2019, our students received more than $2 million in scholarships, an average of $105,603 per student. 
High School
  • 2018- Lone Star Christian Athletic Alliance (LSCAA) Runner-up
  • 2013- South Texas Football Conference (STFC)Champions
High School
  • 2018- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) State Runner-up
  • 2015- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) State Runner-upMiddle School
  • 2014- Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) Division 2 Champions
  • 2013- Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) Division 2 Champions
High School
  • 2013- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Final FourMiddle School Girls
  • 2019- Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) Champions, undefeated
  • 2017- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL)State Champions
  • 2017- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) State Runner-up
  • 2014- Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) Runner-up
High School
  • 2017- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL)  State Champions
  • 2016- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL)  Runner-up
  • 2014- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL)  Runner-up
Middle School
  • 2018- Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) Runner-up A Team
  • 2017- Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) Runner-up A Team
  • 2017- Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) Champions B Team
High School Boys
  • 2019- Soccer Cup for Life Runner-up
  • 2018- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Runner-up
  • 2017- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Champions
High School Girls
  • 2019- Women`s Soccer Cup For Life Champions
  • 2017- Texas Christian Athletic League Champions (TCAL) Consolation ChampionCross Country High School
  • 2017- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) State Runner-up
  • 2016- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) State Champions
  • 2015- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Runner-up
High School
  • 2018- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Runner-up
Middle School
  • 2018- Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Runner-up
  • 2008- Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) District Champions
  • 2007- Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) District Champions
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Antonio
    Grades: K-8 | 219 students
    10.5 miles
    600 Oblate Dr
    San Antonio, TX 78216
    (210) 824-3381
    10.5 K-8
  • San Antonio
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    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 241 students
    11.2 miles
    975 Mission Springs
    San Antonio, TX 78258
    (210) 721-4700
    11.2 PK-12
  • San Antonio
    Grades: PK-8 | 369 students
    9 miles
    770 W Ramsey Rd
    San Antonio, TX 78216
    (210) 349-1169
    9 PK-8
  • San Antonio
    Keystone School
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-12 | 491 students
    13 miles
    119 E Craig Place
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    (210) 735-4022
    13 NS-12
  • San Antonio
    Grades: PK-8 | 527 students
    8.2 miles
    6900 West Avenue
    San Antonio, TX 78213
    (210) 342-4263
    8.2 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
My wife and I send all our children to this amazing school! We've been with the school for over seven years and the school keeps getting better. Our children excel here, they love the school, and they have grown so much in their Catholic faith. The scholars attend Mass every day and the academics are excellent. It's by far the best Classical Catholic Education in the San Antonio and surrounding area. The administration, faculty and staff communicate very well with the families; keeping us well informed of what is happening. The school has great Safe Return and Remote Learning programs, plus user friendly online tools. The music program is rebuilding, but still amazing! The campus is beautiful and we`re building out our new school building. Being a family here is being part of a bigger family. Not only are the families great, but the administration, faculty and staff here genuinely care about our children, as well as the parents, the children's well being and greater good, and they are so motivated each and every day to form the children into the best Catholic scholars anywhere. Lastly, and very importantly, we love this school and what it is doing for our children and our family as a whole. We highly recommend looking into The Atonement Catholic Academy and the amazing things they do. If you`re serious about your Catholic faith and a classical Catholic education, then this IS the place for you!
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My children all attended this school and had an excellent education and fantastic faith formation. The teachers really go above and beyond, and the administration devotes quite a good amount of attention to be sure that the teachers are all faithful Catholics, well formed in their own faith.
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I have 3 kids going to this school. Excellent classical catholic education system.
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The average private school tuition in San Antonio, TX is $7,512 for elementary schools and $9,316 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Antonio, TX is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).