Cascia Hall Preparatory School
|Cascia Hall Preparatory School|
"Truth, Unity, and Charity"
|2520 South Yorktown Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74114-2803
United States of America
|Type||Private, Coeducational, Augustinian|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic; Order of Saint Augustine|
|Headmaster||Mr. Roger C. Carter|
|Enrollment||approximately 600 (2008)|
|Color(s)||Navy and White|
|Accreditation(s)||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Tuition||$10,875 (for 2009-2010) |
|Director of Upper School||Shawn Gammill|
|Athletic Director||Thomas Perrault|
Cascia Hall was founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1926 at its current location, a 40-acre (160,000 m2) campus at 2520 South Yorktown Avenue in midtown Tulsa. The school's first headmaster was Francis A. Driscoll, who had previously been president of Villanova College (now Villanova University). The school's name refers to the city of Cascia, Italy and the teachings of St. Augustine.
Cascia Hall was an all-male day school, which accepted boarders, until 1986. In that year, the school ceased to take boarders, added a middle school, and became a coeducational day school for grades 6-12. It has a total enrollment of about 600, about 50% of whom are Roman Catholic.
Cascia Hall follows the Augustinian tradition of education, which traces its heritage to the educational philosophy of Saint Augustine of Hippo. The school states that its mission is to prepare students for college and life through a challenging academic program and focus on the core values of "Truth, Unity, and Love" (Veritas, Unitas, and Caritas). The school states that one hundred percent of its seniors matriculate to college following graduation. Cascia Hall is accredited by the State of Oklahoma, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Augustinian Secondary Education Association and is in good standing with the National Catholic Education Association. The school states that is the only secondary school in Oklahoma certified as "college preparatory" by the North Central Association.
Notable people who attended, or were otherwise associated with, Cascia Hall include:
- Bill Hader, actor/comedian and repertory player, on Saturday Night Live.
- Frank Keating, Governor of Oklahoma 1995-2003
- Bill LaFortune, Mayor of Tulsa, 2002-06
- Robert J. LaFortune, Mayor of Tulsa, 1970-78
- Larry Mizel, real estate developer and philanthropist
- Gailard Sartain, actor (attended Cascia Hall, but graduated from Will Rogers High School)
- Lovie Smith, head coach, Chicago Bears (assistant football coach at Cascia Hall 1981-1982)
- Lauren Stamile, professional actress, best known for her recurring role as "Nurse Rose" on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy.
- Iciss Tillis, American professional women's basketball player
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23.[dead link]
- Tuition and Fees, Financial Aid, & Family Discounts at Cascia Hall website (retrieved May 13, 2009).
- Viewbook at Cascia Hall official website.
- "Rev. Francis A. Driscoll, O.S.A. (1889-1945)" at Augustinians of the Midwest website (retrieved February 5, 2009)
- Michael Smith, "Super Glad: Native Tulsan Bill Hader moves from ‘SNL’ success to big-budget film roles", Tulsa World, August 17, 2007.
- Kent A. Schell, Francis Anthony Keating II bio at Oklahoma Historical Society Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture(retrieved February 5, 2009).
- "Boardmember in the Spotlight" Oklahoma Cities and Towns (June 2005), pp. 5,6
- Dianna Everett, Robert James LaFortune bio at Oklahoma Historical Society Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (retrieved February 5, 2009)
- Natasha Washington, "All You Need Is Lovie", TulsaPeople (March 2007)
- Rita Sherrow, "Former Tulsan gets seven-show appearance on 'Grey's Anatomy'", Tulsa World, November 18, 2007
- John D. Ferguson "Cascia Great Inducted", Tulsa World, December 15, 2008
- Ryan Dahlgren, "Oklahoma author: P.C. Cast", at Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers website (retrieved February 6, 2009)
- "Davis Films acquires rights from Cast duo", Tulsa World, November 20, 2011 (pay site)