Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Catholic Schools

Academic Excellence / Standards & Curriculum

Focused on our goals of COLLEGE and HEAVEN, our Catholic schools are committed to providing a rigorous academic curriculum that nurtures college and career readiness, prepares students for 21st century challenges, and forms our students spiritually and socially.

Instruction is designed to provide students opportunities for collaboration, communication, critical thinking and problem solving. Teachers implement best practices to Build Strong Foundations and facilitate learning.

Catholic identity is intentional and integrated throughout all subject areas. Lessons are infused with Catholic social teachings and students are provided with service opportunities to foster moral development.

Standards are based on the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and NCEA Standards reflect a continuum of learning from Pre-Kindergarten through high school graduation. The Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio exercise autonomy in discerning and selecting a course curriculum that best meets the needs of the school. 

   "Children and young people must be helped, with the aid of the latest advances in psychology and the arts and science of teaching, to develop harmoniously their physical, moral and intellectual endowments so that they may gradually acquire a mature sense of responsibility in striving endlessly to form their own lives properly and in pursuing true freedom as they surmount the vicissitudes of life with courage and constancy."

Gravissimum Educationis (Declaration of Christian Education)