Saint Agnes Academy (Texas)
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|St. Agnes Academy|
St. Agnes Science Building
|9000 Bellaire Boulevard
Houston, Texas, (Harris County) 77036
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,
|Patron saint(s)||St. Agnes of Rome|
|Authority||The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston|
|Superintendent||Dr. Julie Vogel|
|Dean||Elaine Eichelberger (Dean of Students)|
|Head of school||Sister Jane Meyer, O.P.|
|Average class size||19|
|Student to teacher ratio||12:1|
|Hours in school day||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Color(s)||Black, Gold and White|
|Athletics conference||TAPPS 5A|
|Sports||Cross Country, Volleyball, Water Polo, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Softball, Golf, Track & Field, Tennis|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Average SAT scores||1710-2050 (mid 50%) (2400 scale)|
|Average ACT scores||26-31 (mid 50%)|
|Publication||Reflections (literary magazine)|
|Newspaper||The Columns, Veritas Magazine|
St. Agnes Academy is a Dominican college-preparatory school for young women grades 9 through 12 in the Chinatown area and in the Greater Sharpstown district of Houston, Texas. The school operates within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Pauline Gannon, a Dominican Sister, founded St. Agnes Academy in 1905. St. Agnes opened on February 11, 1906, at 3901 Fannin Street in what is now considered to be Midtown. The school was named after Saint Agnes of Rome. The school was founded as a grade one through 12 school with boarding facilities. The University of Texas and the Texas State Board of Education accredited St. Agnes in 1917. In 1939, boarding was discontinued. In 1952, St. Agnes began to serve grades nine through 12 only. In 1963, the school moved from its Fannin Street location to its current location at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in the Sharpstown area of Houston, Texas. The school motto is Veritas, meaning truth.
In September 1963, the school moved across town to its current location at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard (near the intersection of Gessner Drive and Bellaire Boulevard). St. Agnes Academy is located near Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, a Jesuit school for high school boys. The two schools hold some joint classes together, including choir and band.
In 1974 Texas Monthly stated that St. Agnes has an image of being for "older Catholic families" since many alumnae of the school sent their daughters to attend St. Agnes. The magazine stated that students from both schools originated from "mostly business and professional people with money".
St. Agnes Academy alumnae are a part of a network of more than 9,000 graduates as of 2011. St. Agnes encourages ongoing relationships among classmates, current students and the school community, and offers a variety of ways for alumnae to get involved throughout the year. Classmates can reconnect at saaconnect.org.
- Hanan Alattar, operatic soprano
- Patricia Gras, journalist
- Alexis Bledel, actress
- Shannon Martin, director of relations at Amigos de las Américas
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- "Our Mission & History" St. Agnes Academy. (c)2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
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