List of schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston manages and oversees several Catholic schools within its area.



Secondary schools[edit]

K-12 schools[edit]

High schools (9-12)[edit]

PK-9 schools[edit]

K-8 schools[edit]

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School

PK-8 schools[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

PK-6 schools[edit]

K-6 schools[edit]


St. Charles Borromeo School, Houston

Former schools[edit]


  • St. Mary's University (Galveston) - First Catholic seminary and college in Texas. Founded in 1855. The university closed in 1922 and its charter transferred to St. Mary's Seminary in La Porte.[10]

Former high schools[edit]

Dominican High School (former building)

Former junior high schools[edit]

  • O'Connell Junior High School[14]
  • Seton Junior High, Houston (closed 2009)

Former K-8 schools[edit]

Holy Name School

Northwoods Catholic School[edit]

Northwoods Catholic School, a private Catholic school in the Spring area, was located off of the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2920 and Gosling Road,[9] in a 51-acre (21 ha) campus.[17] It used a curriculum from the Legionaries of Christ. Established circa 1999, it was not affiliated with the archdiocese.[9] It initially had 13 students,[17] and was in a facility in the Ponderosa Forest neighborhood,[18] an apartment clubhouse temporarily used as a school.[19]

In 2003 it had 200 students. By that year its permanent facility opened; it had a price tag of $6 million.[19] In 2004 it had 250 students.[20] In 2005 academic dean Susan Horne became the principal, and the previous principal, Joe Noonan, became Northwood's executive director.[18] In 2010 it had about 230 students, with about 40% of them originating from The Woodlands. The building's first floor had 44,000 square feet (4,100 m2) of space. Its 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) second floor, with offices, computer and science labs, and a library,[17] was blessed on August 13, 2010 and opened on August 18 of that year. It was built in three months.[21]

In the 2015-2016 school year, the school's final year of operation, it had 268 students; it was projected to have 160 students for the following school year. The school announced on May 4, 2016 that it was closing, and a shrinking budget and declining enrollment were cited as reasons.[9] It closed on June 30, 2016.[22] An area developer who was buying land from the school got into a legal dispute with the owner of the land and with a Catholic priest.[23][24]

Former primary schools[edit]

Sacred Heart School in Galveston
  • All Saints School (Houston) (closed 1986)
  • Blessed Sacrament School (Houston) (closed 1991)
  • St. Charles Borromeo School (Houston) (Spring 2009)[15] - Merged with Seton Junior High School, forming Assumption Catholic School[16][25]
  • Christ the King School (Houston, PreK-2)[26]
  • Dominican Grade School (Girls, Galveston) - Consolidated into Galveston Catholic School[14][27]
  • Holy Rosary School (Galveston) (closed 1979)
  • Immaculate Conception School (Houston) (closed 1969)
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School[12]
  • St. Joseph School (Houston) (closed 1967)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe School (Galveston, closed 1986) - Consolidated into Galveston Catholic School[14][27]
  • St. Nicholas School (Houston) (closed 1971)
  • St. Patrick Grade School (Galveston, 1881–1986) - Consolidated into Galveston Catholic School[14][27]
  • St. Peter the Apostle School (Houston) (consolidated 2009)
  • St. Philip Neri School (Houston) (Spring 2009)[15] - Merged with St. Peter the Apostle Middle School[16][28]
  • Sacred Heart School (Galveston)[29]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Handbook of Texas: St. Mary's Seminary
  2. ^ About Cristo Rey. Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston. Retrieved on February 6, 2009.
  3. ^ Holy Family School[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Peyton, Lindsay (2015-01-16). "St. Anne Catholic School plans for 30th anniversary". The Spring Observer at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  5. ^ "St. Anne Catholic School welcomes new principal, 335 students". The Potpourri at the Houston Chronicle. 2015-08-24. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  6. ^ St. Christopher (Houston) Parish
  7. ^ "St. Theresa School." Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston. Retrieved on February 6, 2009.
  8. ^ Stauss, Marilyn McCorkle (2004-07-07). "SVDP principal resigns". West University Examiner at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  9. ^ a b c d Olabi, Nora (2016-05-06). "Catholic school in Spring plans to close this month". The Spring Observer at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  10. ^ Handbook of Texas: St. Mary's University
  11. ^ "Episcopal High School Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine.." Greater Houston Community Foundation.
  12. ^ a b Viren, Sarah. "Death knell poised to sound for another Catholic school / Mount Carmel High closure part of a U.S. trend as enrollment drops." Houston Chronicle. Saturday April 26, 2008 B4. Retrieved on November 11, 2009.
  13. ^ "Catholic H.S. Will Close at End of School Year."[dead link] KRIV.
  14. ^ a b c d Meyers, Rhiannon. "Principal says it’s ‘best job I’ve ever had’ Archived 2009-03-16 at the Wayback Machine.." Galveston County Daily News. August 30, 2007.
  15. ^ a b c d "Archdiocesan Announcement Catholic Schools Plan."[dead link] Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston. February 5, 2009. Retrieved on February 6, 2009.
  16. ^ a b c Murphy, Bill. "Four Catholic schools to be closed in Houston." Houston Chronicle. February 6, 2009. Retrieved on February 7, 2009.
  17. ^ a b c Hodges, Lauren (2010-08-14). "Northwoods Catholic School adds new space". The Montgomery County Courier. Retrieved 2017-03-25.  - Version at the Regnum Christi website.
  18. ^ a b "Northwoods Catholic School appoints 2 to leadership roles". Houston Chronicle. 2005-02-27. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  19. ^ a b Sendejas, Jesse (2003-04-03). "Catholic school sees enrollment climb over years". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  20. ^ Meeks, Flori (2004-11-24). "Relics can be viewed at Northwoods Catholic". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  21. ^ Hodges, Lauren (2010-08-12). "Northwoods Catholic School expands". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  22. ^ Home. Northwoods Catholic School. Retrieved on March 25, 2017.
  23. ^ Flynn, Meagan (2016-04-06). "Lawsuit Claims Catholic School Priest Tried to Extort $94K From Local Developer". Houston Press. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  24. ^ Olabi, Nora (2016-05-31). "Trial set for Catholic nonprofit, developer over land dispute". The Spring Observer at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  25. ^ St. Charles Borromeo Archived 2007-02-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  26. ^ "School Locator-Christ The King." Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston.
  27. ^ a b c Moran, Kevin and Allan Turner. "Merging of schools protested." Houston Chronicle. March 16, 1986. Section 3, Page 8.
  28. ^ St. Philip Neri Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  29. ^ Cousins, Rick. "Archdiocese selling, demolishing some churches." The Galveston County Daily News. November 10, 2009. Retrieved on November 11, 2009.

External links[edit]

K-8 schools[edit]