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Catholic Schools

About Us / History

Catholic education in San Antonio has a rich and lengthy history, characterized by the sacrifices made by countless religious and lay individuals. The Ursuline Sisters arrived in San Antonio from France in 1851 and opened the first Catholic school in San Antonio, Ursuline Academy. Shortly thereafter, the Marianists arrived in 1852 and established St. Mary's Institute, which is now Central Catholic High School. Since that time, more than 40 other Catholic schools have been opened in the Archdiocese of San Antonio with the help and support of local parishes and religious orders such as the Brigidines, Oblates, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and many others. 

Here is a list of current schools and their founding dates:



Central Catholic High School      
1852
St. Mary's, Fredericksburg
1856
St. Louis, Castroville
1868
Sts. Peter & Paul
1871
Incarnate Word High School
1881
Sacred Heart, Del Rio
1900
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Selma
1901
St. Anthony High School
1903
     St. Anthony Elementary  
1907
Notre Dame, Kerrville
1912
Sacred Heart, Uvalde
1913
Little Flower
1926
St. Peter Prince of the Apostles
1926
St. Gerard High School & Middle School
1927
Mount Sacred Heart
1929
St. James, Seguin
1929
Sacred Heart, Floresville       
1933
St. Mary Magdalen
1942
St. John Berchmans     
1949
Providence College Preparatory
1951
St. Paul
1953
St. Gregory the Great
1955
St. James the Apostle
1957
St. John Bosco
1957
Holy Cross
1957
Blessed Sacrament
1958
St. Luke
1959
St. Pius X
1959
St. Monica
1960
Holy Name
1961
St. Thomas More
1964
Antonian College Preparatory
1964
Holy Spirit
1965
St. Matthew
1993
St. Jose Sanchez del Rio
1996
Our Lady of the Hills High School, Kerrville
2002
Our Lady of Grace, Pleasanton
2006
St. John Paul II, New Braunfels
2009


For more information email us at [email protected] or call our Director of Recruitment and Enrollment at (210) 734-1601.