Saint Theresa Catholic School is proud to have graduates attending many of the finest schools in the Houston area. Among those applying to selective, private high schools, 100% of our graduates have been accepted to their top choice institution. Parents of current eighth grade students may find the resources below useful as they explore options for their children following their time at STCS. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Incarnate Word Academy
Incarnate Word Academy provides young women with a Catholic college preparatory education, helping them grow in their relationship with Jesus, the Incarnate Word, and live according to His values.
Incarnate Word Academy has been owned and operated by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament since 1873. The Sisters arrived from France and settled in Brownsville in 1853. Sisters from a foundation made in Victoria came to Houston in April of 1873 and months later, they opened the doors to Incarnate Word Academy, the oldest Catholic high school in Houston. Today, the Academy is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department. The Academy is also a member of the National Catholic Education Association.
Saint Agnes Academy
St. Agnes Academy serves young women grades 9-12 and was founded in 1905 by Mother Pauline Gannon, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas. The Academy opened on February 11, 1906, at its former location at 3901 Fannin. It was in operation at that site until September 1963 when the present-day campus opened at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in Sharpstown. St. Agnes numbers more than 10,000 graduates, many of whom now have daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters who are Academy students or alumnae.
In 1917 St. Agnes was accredited by the University of Texas and the State Board of Education. It is now affiliated with the following educational associations: Catholic Schools of the Galveston-Houston Diocese, The National Catholic Educational Association, The Texas Catholic Conference Education Department in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, AdvancEd (formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), and The College Board. Today, St. Agnes has approximately 900 girls enrolled.
Saint John XXIII College Preparatory
Saint John XXIII is a co-ed Catholic high school in Katy, Texas founded in 2004 as Pope John XXIII High School. With the canonization of Pope John XXIII in 2014, the school changed its name to St. John XXIII College Preparatory.
St. John XXIII College Preparatory is a competitive coeducational college preparatory school of 411 students, from Houston’s far west side which includes Katy, Sugar Land, Cypress, Spring, Richmond, Rosenberg, Memorial, and Spring Branch areas. St. John XXIII employs 45 teaching faculty with 50% holding Master’s degrees or above. The class of 2017 received $5.1 million in scholarships, accumulated over 10,000 service hours and had a 100% college placement rate. St. John XXIII is accredited by Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCB-ED) and AvancEd.
Saint Thomas High School
St. Thomas High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school for young men in grades 9-12. The school was founded by three Basilian priests in the spring of 1900 with the mission to provide secondary education strongly rooted in the teachings of the Catholic faith. St. Thomas High School has grown from its humble beginnings in a warehouse in downtown Houston into the extraordinary monument to education and spiritual development that it is today.
Centrally located in Houston, St. Thomas thrives on a lush campus at the corner of Memorial Drive and Shepherd Drive, approximately two miles west of downtown. From its high-tech classrooms and state-of-the-art athletic facilities to the constant celebration of its rich and storied tradition, St. Thomas prides itself on providing the most fulfilling and well-rounded high school experience to inquisitive young men during some of the most formative years of their lives.
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Strake Jesuit is a Catholic, four-year college preparatory school for young men grades 9-12.The school was founded in 1960 by the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of priests and brothers also known as the Jesuits. The Jesuits bring over four and half centuries of tradition and commitment to academic excellence.
Located in southwest Houston, the school physically resembles a small college with its various buildings spread around its fifty-two-acre campus. The current student population numbers just over 1,100. Faculty, staff, and administration total over 110 yielding a student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1. In addition, fifty-seven percent of the faculty have advanced degrees in their areas. Ninety-one percent of the student body participates in extracurricular activities directed by numerous members of the school’s faculty. The student body–with forty-five percent minorities–and the staff reflect the diverse character of Houston itself. To ease the burden of tuition for their families, approximately 15% of the student population receive assistance from a financial aid budget of $1.8 million.
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