The culture of learning permeates all members of the St. Austin community. The faculty, for example, meets once a week as its own "learning community." As a learning community, the faculty is committed to professional growth and development as individuals and as a team. The St. Austin faculty dedicates some of its weekly meeting time to the study of the best practices of teaching and learning. The St. Austin faculty strives to maintain a curriculum founded on standards of rigor, thought, diversity and authenticity - a curriculum which is both challenging and enriching.