St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School

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St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School
Address
9300 Neenah Avenue
Austin, Texas, (Williamson County) 78717
United States
Coordinates 30°29′19″N 97°45′37″W / 30.48861°N 97.76028°W / 30.48861; -97.76028Coordinates: 30°29′19″N 97°45′37″W / 30.48861°N 97.76028°W / 30.48861; -97.76028
Information
School type Private, Coeducational Catholic
Motto Faith. Scholarship. Witness
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Dominic Savio
Founded 2009
Opened Fall 2009
President Dr. Joan Wagner
Grades 912
Enrollment 363 (September 2012)
Classes offered Academic, Pre-AP, & AP
Hours in school day 9
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Slogan Forming Servant Leaders in the Image of Christ
Athletics conference TAPPS
Mascot Roman Eagle
Team name Eagles
Rival Reicher Catholic High School
Tuition $9,000/$10,000
Website

St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic high school located in northern Austin, Texas, United States. The school, a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin, opened in August 2009. It is administered by the diocese.[1]

History[edit]

After the closure of Austin's only diocesan Catholic high school in 1972, a private Catholic high school, Saint Michael's Catholic Academy, was built in 1984. In 2002 a second Catholic High School, San Juan Diego Catholic High School, was established by the diocese to serve low income students in Austin. With both located in southern Austin, and no Catholic high school to serve the fast-growing northern part of the metropolitan area, pressure had grown to start a new high school. Groundbreaking was April 20, 2008 [2] with construction to occur in three phases. The first phase has capacity for 350 students, but when fully built out St. Dominic Savio High School will be one of the largest private schools in the area. The high school is named after Saint Dominic Savio, the youngest non-martyr ever canonized.

Background[edit]

St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, which is named for the Catholic saint, opened to incoming 9th and 10th graders on August 31, 2009.[3] The 45-acre (180,000 m2) campus is located in north Austin and is the first Catholic high school, and one of the few private high schools, in rapidly growing Williamson County.

Curriculum[edit]

St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is a college preparatory diocesan high school[4][5] with an emphasis on the STEM fields (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics).

Athletics[edit]

St. Dominic Savio competes in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, fielding varsity teams in the following sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Fine Arts[edit]

Dominic Savio has an active fine arts program which includes annual performances of plays and musicals.[6] In addition it also competes in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools in Music and Art. In 2011 and 2012, Dominic Savio won the TAPPS 3A State Music championship.[7] All of their large instrumental ensembles and four of their five choirs qualified for the state competition:[8]

  • Savio Symphony Orchestra
  • Savio Concert Band
  • Savio Strings
  • Savio Jazz Ensemble
  • Savio Madrigal Singers
  • Savio Faith Choir
  • Savio Mixed Choir
  • Savio Show Choir

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