Academy Director
Joseph Cunningham

Mr. Joseph Cunningham earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College where he studied the liberal arts and sciences through the Great Books of Western Civilization with a particular focus on Philosophy and Theology. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Sacred Theology from the International Theological Institute, a Pontifical University in Austria.

His career in education spans the primary, secondary, and undergraduate levels. Over the years, he has taught numerous subjects in the Classical tradition such as Grammar, Mathematics, Logic, Latin, Literature, History, Philosophy, and Theology. He has developed curricula for academic and parish religious education programs while serving in leadership roles for both.

In addition to his passion for Classical Catholic education, Mr. Cunningham’s knowledge and experience extend to faith-based financial services. He spent a number of years working as a business professional and serving as a Financial Advisor to Catholic families.

When he is not professionally engaged, Mr. Cunningham is spending time with his wife and their seven children, whom they homeschool. He enjoys studying, beautiful music, basketball, travel, and experiencing the beauty of God’s creation outdoors.

Mr. Cunningham has the following to share:

“I am blessed to serve as the Director for Joseph of Cupertino Classical Academy. It is an honor to partner with Catholic parents to help students experience Christ as the heart of their education, to learn what is true, good, and beautiful, and to grow in wisdom and virtue. Through the intercession of our Blessed Mother and our patron Saint Joseph of Cupertino, I pray that our community will grow in the riches and truths of the Catholic intellectual tradition, humility, and charity, so as to live out our faith with confidence and joyfully defend it.”

“Good teachers make perfect schools, for they are thoroughly prepared and well-grounded in the matter they have to teach; who possess the intellectual and moral qualifications required by their important office; who cherish a pure and holy love for the youths confided to them, because they love Jesus Christ and His Church, of which these are the children of predilection; and who have therefore sincerely at heart the true good of families and country.” (Divini illius Magistri, 88)