The Way we were and
the way we still would be!

Christian principles and action were the foundation of our approach to personal development. The Academy endeavored to teach Christian doctrine within the context of a lived community experience, and to empower the girls for effective witness and service to others. This Christian education was realized within a worshipping community through various religious activities such as daily morning and night prayer in chapel, credited Christian Ethics classes, grace at meals, the celebration of the Eucharist, special liturgies, and seminars or retreats. These functions offered opportunities for open expression, creativity, and self-fulfillment. They challenged each girl to make moral decisions and to define spiritual values and ethical standards.
Rules at S.A.A. promoted effective study habits, ensured safety and good order, and challenged the student to become aware of her individual role as a peacemaker. Each girl was expected to be considerate and respectful of one another and staff members, learning to appreciate and to demonstrate in their personal lives the cultural and social graces.
In summary, the activities of the Academy were directed toward the development of the "whole person" by "educating for life". The educational process was dedicated to the formation of each student towards fullness of life.

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