Dr. Patricia Stout Swanson:

Dr. Patricia Stout Swanson made the decision to study theology after graduating high school, having had a profound and deep faith experience. Her educational journey continued in college, where she earned a B.A. in Religious Studies in 2004 and an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry in 2006. After spending seven years teaching high school theology, she chose to return to school and earned a Ph.D. in Practical Theology, graduating in 2020. This educational path not only shaped her own faith but also allowed her to share that faith with her students. “I love teaching at a Catholic school because it allows me to contribute not only to intellectual development  but to the formation of young people especially in regards to their spiritual and moral development as well.”

Our Mission

As the first Cognia accredited and Archdiocesan supported virtual Catholic school in the nation, CAVA serves our students by providing flexibility, opportunity, and core values rooted in faith.