The Advantage of Catholic High School

This post is brought to you by Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of San Antonio.

There are many options and questions when it comes to choosing the best high school for your child. Which school will help them get into the best college? Where should they play sports? What community will best support your family? Where will he or she have the opportunity to truly flourish?

A Catholic education offers unique value to students and families as they navigate their way through high school in preparation for college and beyond. There are nine Catholic high schools in San Antonio to choose from, each with a faith-based education committed to academic excellence, moral development, and spiritual fulfillment. Research has shown that 99% of Catholic school students graduate from high school on time and 85% attend college.

Choosing a high school is a big decision for families. Below are some of the important aspects of a Catholic school education that make this option stand out among others in San Antonio. 

  • Values-driven

United in their effort to live the Gospel through education, Catholic schools provide students with the academic and spiritual benefits of a faith-based education. Schools place an emphasis on practicing these values daily and create a standard that holds students accountable for acting with strong principles. Educators work hard to gain the trust and confidence of their students by consistently modeling the values they teach. Catholic high schools provide an environment that supports the development of the whole person academically, spiritually, and personally.

  • Character building

Catholic high school students learn to become engaged and enlightened citizens through acts of community service. Each school partners with parents and engages in our local and global communities. Teachers are focused on the success of each child through academics and enforced standards that build discipline and provide your son or daughter the best possible chance of leading a successful life. In addition to academics, students build character through a variety of extracurricular activities including clubs, arts, and sports.

  • Small and impactful

Small class sizes allow teachers and administrators to get to know each individual student, their strengths and weaknesses, and their academic abilities. Each student receives individualized attention to ensure they are being served in a way that leads them to their full potential. This small, tight-knit community environment allows for an impactful experience for each student.

  • Strong leadership

Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese pride themselves on having caring leaders and educators who make themselves available to students and parents. Teachers and school leaders act as positive influences and model self-discipline in order to build character in their students. Catholic schools believe leaders who demonstrate high character and the competence to perform their duties, allow students to trust them and have confidence in their ability to lead them. Through this kind of leadership, teachers are inevitably able to motivate their students to reach their full potential. 

  • Faith formation

Faith formation is integrated into academic lessons so that students are immersed in Catholic-based, Christ-centric environments that educate the body, mind, and spirit. Higher thought and prayer are the foundation of the Catholic high school experience. Families with shared values form vibrant communities within each school, giving students the opportunity to build lifelong friendships and connections. 

While all Catholic high schools offer an excellent education, each school has its own personality and gives students and families across the San Antonio region a choice in their education. Families in our community are encouraged to explore our Catholic schools and choose the one that is the best fit.

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