Who We Are: Catherine and Jared Rudolph, Founders and Cathy Johanni, Head of School and Lead Teacher.
What We Do: Mission Academy will be an Independent, Catholic Montessori School serving students in grades PreK- 12 by providing a top-level education, small class sizes and a strong faith foundation. The Montessori method is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations from birth to adulthood. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the whole child from their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.The faith of Mission Academy students will be guided and nurtured by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. It encourages quiet contemplative time; tactile, meaningful materials; and a deep relationship with Christ.
Why We Are Important: Mission Academy integrates the Catholic faith, Montessori methods, and environmental education to bring a truly unique learning experience to the central Ohio area. Catholic identity is embedded in our learning, but at Mission Academy it takes center stage in a particular way through Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
How We Impact The Community: Mission Academy will be sited on a large property with easy access to New Albany, Westerville, Sunbury, and Johnstown. A community farming program will offer a unique learning experience that includes a working farm, providing food for students, staff, local shelters, and food pantries. This environment will enable students to learn about science and basic food preparation skills, while instilling a spirit of charity, service beyond self, and empowerment. It will be a safe community where students and staff alike feel cared for, encouraged, and challenged to be, as Matthew Kelly says, “the best versions of themselves.”
How You Can Help: Mission Academy needs your help. We need financial support to continue saying “Yes!” to God’s call. Help us to execute on the beautifully designed construction plans or help us to fund a student’s tuition through tuition assistance.
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3445 S. County Line Road
Johnstown, OH 43031
Executive Director: Catherine Rudolph