Fr. Tolton Catholic high school is Columbia’s first Catholic high school and the fortieth Catholic school in the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri
Father Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School educates students within a community of faith founded upon the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church. As a Catholic college-preparatory school, we have high expectations for both behavior and performance such that our students reflect the values of the Church while attaining academic excellence. Through teaching respect for the dignity of every human person, we facilitate the growth of the whole student: body, mind, and spirit. The curriculum and activities are structured to challenge students on their academic and spiritual journey so that they reach their fullest potential and cultivate their unique God-given talents into a lifelong devotion to learning, seeking God’s will, and serving others.
The vision for Father Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School is that of a rigorous learning environment where each student is able to develop spiritually, emotionally, physically, and academically within a community of faith founded on the person of Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church. Building upon the values that Fr. Augustine Tolton exemplified in his own life: faith, courage, and perseverance to overcome tremendous obstacles, we seek to form students into men and women whose lives reflect these ideals. We strive to be an environment where the home, parish, and school work together to model the Christian life which serves to unite and inspire the entire community..
All persons within the this Catholic high school share in the basic mission of Catholic education. For that reason, all shall demonstrate by their attitudes, words, actions, and the integrity of their lives that they support the beliefs and values that underlie Catholic education. Personnel, as employees in a Catholic educational system, agree that, as a condition of employment, they will support and exemplify in conduct both Catholic doctrine and morality. Personnel must be consistent, in expression and example, with the teaching and practice of the Catholic faith and shall not teach, advocate, encourage or counsel beliefs or practices contrary to the Catholic faith.
Personnel shall be either Catholics in good standing, who are committed to the Catholic faith and to Christian living, and who are registered members of a Catholic parish, or others who have a positive attitude toward the Catholic faith and a commitment to Christian living as well as having a lifestyle that is consistent with Church teaching. They shall work with others within and beyond the school setting in a spirit befitting a Christian faith community.