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Community blogger of the week | Saint Agatha Academy

Saint Agatha Academy was founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Divine Providence. Originally, the school served grade school through high school, with many of the students in those early years boarding here on our campus, at 244 South Main Street in Winchester.

The school is currently a teaching and evangelizing extension of St. Joseph Catholic Church, under the guidance of the Diocese of Lexington.

Our school enrollment is more than 180 and we serve students from age 3 through eighth grade. Our average class size is 20 students. We have a full-time faculty of 13 and four part-time faculty members.

Saint Agatha is known in this community as a school with high standards and has provided its students with a quality education as well as strong moral and faith development. Students are often noted for their respect for one another, as well as for the faculty, staff and school visitors. The nurturing aspect of our school builds confident, successful young people who become leaders in high school and beyond.

We provide a safe and welcoming small-school, family atmosphere that encourages parental involvement.

Saint Agatha Academy is a small school with big spirit! In September 2008, we were recognized by the readers of the Winchester Sun as the best elementary school in the region.

We are proud of our school, our staff, our students and their accomplishments. We share great news about our school each week in our blog at www.kentucky.com/communities. Parents and supporters can add Saint Agatha as a friend to receive a notice about new posts.

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