El Paso Catholic Schools

El Paso Catholic Schools The Catholic schools of the Diocese of El Paso have served the diocese since 1879. Today, we have eleven schools serving over 4,000 students. Dedicated religious and lay men and women continue the tradition of Catholic Education in our diocese.
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Mission: The mission of Catholic education in the Diocese of El Paso is dedicated to the continuous formation of the Christian person. This is realized by providing knowledge and understanding of our Catholic faith, being rich in service to others, with opportunities to participate in a variety of prayer and liturgical experiences. Our schools, along with the entire Church of El Paso, are committed to providing the highest quality of Catholic education that is both affordable and accessible to those who desire it.

El Paso Catholic Schools
07/01/2019

El Paso Catholic Schools

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07/01/2019

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Diocese of El Paso
10/16/2018

Diocese of El Paso

06/30/2017
Diocese of El Paso

Sister Elizabeth ends her 21 year tenure as Superintendent today. This was the video that was shot at a Chihuahuas ballgame where principals gathered in her honor and it was played at her farewell luncheon at the Pastoral Center. God bless you, Sister, and thank you for ALL you did for our Catholic Schools.

Thank you Sister Elizabeth !!!

Loretto Academy
06/27/2017

Loretto Academy

We are very proud of the way our students embrace Loretto Academy's values of faith, community, justice, and respect and carry them for life.

We must acknowledge Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society) for their service to those in need.

Before the school year ended, the students of this club met with representatives of El Manantial Hogar to present them with electronic medical equipment and other needed supplies purchased through fundraising during the school year. El Manatial Hogar is a special needs home in Cd. Juarez where an individual's physical and intellectual development is served through a spiritual and familial environment according to their particular abilities and needs.

Photos by Alejandra Saldaña

06/23/2017
Diocese of El Paso

Diocese of El Paso

BISHOP MARK J. SEITZ ANNOUNCES INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT EL PASO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
El Paso, Texas
I am pleased to announce that the Diocese of El Paso has named as Interim Superintendent for the El Paso Catholic Schools, Mr. Steve Sanchez.
Mr. Sanchez comes to El Paso Catholic Schools with an extensive background and significant career in education. He served as Interim Director of Employee Benefits and Risk Management for the Ysleta Independent School District prior to his retirement in 2012. He also served for three years as Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Office of Education for the Diocese of El Paso. Mr. Sanchez has taught on both the elementary and high school levels. He has also been a principal both in public schools and Catholic schools in the El Paso region.
Mr. Steve Sanchez currently sits on the Diocesan Blue Ribbon Committee for the El Paso Catholic Schools and serves on the Cathedral High School Board of Directors. He and his family are active in their home parish, St. Matthews Catholic Church.
I am certain you will find Mr. Sanchez to be a visionary. He is energetic, an attentive listener and a strategic planner. Mr. Sanchez will help our El Paso Catholic Schools move forward into the future as we continue to provide unparalleled formation in the life of faith and virtue as well as a superior academic curriculum for our youth in the Diocese of El Paso. He will continue to help guide the search for a permanent replacement for our accomplished and long-serving Superintendent, Sr. Elizabeth Swartz, whose retirement becomes effective June 30th. We hope to fill this position by next year at this time.
Mr. Sanchez will begin his service on July 1,2017.
Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, DD Bishop of the Diocese of El Paso

06/23/2017
Cathedral High School

Cathedral High School

Over the past five years Cathedral men have accomplished the following:

$127,922,549 in scholarships from colleges and universities. The average Cathedral graduating class ranges from 100-130 students.

41 National Hispanic Scholars (Highest scores on the PSAT in comparison to Hispanics across the country) which leads to academic scholarships from some of the country's top universities.

In Cathedral's history, the men of La Cate have earned:

59 Gates Millennium Scholarships (worth up to ten years of expense free higher education)

50+ athletic state championships in 8 of our 10 sports (Basketball, Football, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf, Track & Field, Soccer, Swimming)

100% college acceptance rate for over two decades.

Be part of a legacy that for 92 years has created opportunities for young men no matter their background. Viva La Cate

Loretto Academy
06/21/2017

Loretto Academy

Throughout this past school year, Mrs. Kimpell's Junior class participated in Service Learning projects in which they did presentations of the four Loretto Academy values (Faith, Community, Justice, and Respect) to each of the grade levels at the elementary school.

At the end of the school year, the junior class received a visit from some of the students they had interacted with and were thanked with hand-made gifts.

We are thankful for our close-knit community, which truly embodies the Loretto values.

Photos by Alejandra Saldaña

Loretto Academy
06/16/2017

Loretto Academy

It's a perfectly hot weekend to walk right back indoors!
We hope you enjoy this warm El Paso weather and keep cool with your loved ones!
#105degrees #itsallgoodep

Loretto Academy
06/15/2017

Loretto Academy

Club 44, "Working Together For God and For Country", is a girls' leadership camp held at Loretto Academy. It is for girls ages 4 to 12.

The Club 44 counselors are Loretto Academy High School students who share their talents with the girls by teaching arts and crafts, dance, sports, cheerleading, music and swimming.

There are still 2 weeks left of Club 44! You may enroll your child for one or the remaining two weeks.

For more details, please visit this link:
http://loretto.org/event/club44

Photos by Alejandra Saldaña

06/15/2017
Diocese of El Paso

Check out the second installment of the "Bridge Kids" segments. This one features Father Yermo Elementary School and Loretto Academy. Great job by our students!

06/13/2017
Loretto Academy

Loretto Academy

Summers at Loretto Academy sure are quiet! We miss the sounds of our students, especially when they perform beautiful music for us!

Please enjoy this fantastic performance of "Linus and Lucy" by our elementary school students at their Spring Program this past May. Their excellent music teacher, Mr. Sanchez, plays the piano.

Thank you for 21 grand slam years, Sister Elizabeth!
06/12/2017

Thank you for 21 grand slam years, Sister Elizabeth!

Sister Elizabeth threw out the first pitch at the Chihuahuas game. Sister Elizabeth will be retiring at the end of month. Photos by Joe Najera.

Loretto Academy
06/07/2017

Loretto Academy

Our Challenge Program 7th and 8th-grade students have just completed their summer enrichment week!

This week focused on becoming a global citizen, learning more about the Sisters of Loretto and their values, and learning to be “green” and developing new skills.

Some of the highlights of the week:

-Field trip to Mustard Seed Cafe and Community Garden (the girls volunteered their time, ate a meal and were given their own box that they will tend to on a weekly basis. They will grow tomatoes that they will then take home to share with their families).

-Field trip to La Semilla Food Center and Farm (girls learned about healthy eating, food justice and farming on a larger scale).

-The girls planned and shopped for a meal on a budget. They spent $3.75 per plate and fed 21 people a meal of a potato and chicken casserole and fruit-quinoa salad.

-The girls skyped with Jessie Rathburn who works at the Motherhouse, and she discussed the Loretto values, how the Sisters live it on a daily basis, and the work they are doing at the Motherhouse (gardens, composting, recycling).

-The week ended with the girls presenting their plans for a middle school green team to Loretto staff and students. They intend to collaborate with the elementary and high school in developing a composting program at Loretto and building up the garden.

The 6th-graders joined in today as regular summer programming is continued to include reading, writing, math and enrichment activities.

Photos by Alejandra Saldaña

Cathedral High School
06/07/2017
Cathedral High School

Cathedral High School

Congratulations to Rising Junior Brandon Seagreaves who was named El Paso's Subway Athlete of the Year.

Brandon's recognition comes after a Sophomore campaign in which he secured three individual state championships and one team state championship. Brandon led the Irish Cross Country team to its 2nd state title in 3 years while also earning first place overall.

In Track & Field, Brandon took home 1st place in the 1600 meter event as well as the 3200 meter run.

It's a great day to be an Irishman!

http://www.elpasoproud.com/sports/irish-runner-takes-home-subway-athlete-of-the-year-honors/733633524

St. Raphael Catholic School
06/06/2017

St. Raphael Catholic School

"Make Plans To Attend!"

St. Raphael Catholic School
06/06/2017

St. Raphael Catholic School

Loretto Academy
06/06/2017

Loretto Academy

It is tradition for Loretto Seniors to come together the Friday before their graduation to thank God and their parents for their time at Loretto, and for their limitless future. Through God, all things are possible.

Father Ed Roden-Lucero presided over this beautiful mass as the theme of Unity and Love radiated throughout.

Photos by Alejandra Saldaña

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School
06/05/2017

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School

Soccer Camp at OLV School from June 6 - June 16, 9am-12pm, $50 per child. Don't forget free lunch after camp for anyone under 18 years of age.

Loretto Academy
06/05/2017
Loretto Academy

Loretto Academy

School supplies for Loretto Academy's Elementary and Middle School are on our website!

This year, the Elementary School has partnered with Staples-SchoolKidz to make supply shopping easier by allowing you to order online.

If you choose to order through Staples, your child's supplies will be delivered in a box to Loretto Academy with his/her name on it. Supplies will be delivered by Monday, August 7th.

This offer is only good through Sunday, June 11th!

Loretto Academy
06/05/2017

Loretto Academy

This past Saturday, four of Loretto Academy's incoming juniors embarked on an adventure to Nerinx, Kentucky to spend a week at the Loretto Motherhouse for their Service Project. The Loretto Motherhouse Service Project is attended by students from Loretto schools around the country, including our own.

While there, the students work together with Sisters of Loretto on a variety of projects such as:
Operating a one-week summer camp for children of Migrants who have come to Kentucky to work on farms. Around the Motherhouse itself, students will garden, paint, clean, and visit and help the retired sisters in the infirmary.

We know this will be a great experience for our students as it is just another part of what makes a Loretto woman extraordinary!

Pictured from left to right: Vianney Ruiz, Andrea Hernandez, Sofia Almanzan, and Sofia Cortez.

Cathedral High School
06/02/2017

Cathedral High School

Congratulations to rising senior Saul Lopez-Valdez on being selected by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to participate in this summer's prestigious Youth Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California. It's a great day to be an Irishman!

Loretto Academy
06/02/2017

Loretto Academy

We are in awe of the powerful words of Memo Muñoz, the only boy in 5th grade, who recently graduated from Loretto Academy's Elementary School.

05/31/2017
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School

SUMMER HOURS

Starting June 1 and Ending July 14
Monday-Friday---8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Office closed for Independence Day holiday---July 4

Office closed July 10-14

St. Patrick Cathedral School
05/30/2017

St. Patrick Cathedral School

St. Pats would like to thank the Price's Give 'Em Five program for awarding us with this grant. Grant monies will go towards the fine arts department.
Please keep collecting Price's milk and juice caps so that we may continue to apply for this grant.

St. Patrick Cathedral School
05/30/2017

St. Patrick Cathedral School

Starting May 29 and Ending July 28
Monday-Thursday---9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fridays---Closed

Office closed for Independence Day holiday---July 3-7

Tune in today at 10:30 a.m. to the Diocese of El Paso's The Bridge/1150 AM to hear Principal Jim Horan from Most Holy Tr...
05/29/2017

Tune in today at 10:30 a.m. to the Diocese of El Paso's The Bridge/1150 AM to hear Principal Jim Horan from Most Holy Trinity Catholic School- discuss all the wonderful things going on at the Northeast school and how you can enroll your child(ren) to attend.

Today, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. God bless America.
05/29/2017

Today, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. God bless America.

05/26/2017

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord. - Jeremiah 29:11-14
Congratulations to all our graduates and may God bless you. To our returning students, have a safe summer and see you next year!

Diocese of El Paso
05/26/2017

Diocese of El Paso

St. Joseph School was visited by a very Special Guest. Barbara Jean Lee U.S. Representative California's 13th congressional district. Congresswoman Lee was the first woman to represent the 13th district in The Golden State. She was born on July 16, 1946, in El Paso. Lee graduated from St. Joseph School in 1959. Photos by Joe Najera.

05/26/2017
St. Patrick Cathedral School

St. Patrick Cathedral School

On Behalf of St. Patrick Cathedral School, we would like to thank our Superintendent, Sr. Elizabeth Swartz, for all her hard work and dedication. You will always be a part of our St. Patrick Family!

05/26/2017
Photos from El Paso Catholic Schools's post

Traditional End of Year Dinner for all the Catholic School administrators. Cathedral High Principal, Miss Aurora Lujan, and Loretto Academy Principal, Abe Ramirez, were presented with a gift for their retirement, and Sister Elizabeth, Superintendent, was serenaded and presented with gifts from the schools.

Diocese of El Paso
05/25/2017

Diocese of El Paso

Today was OLA last day of school. They had morning Mass followed by carnival in the gym. Photos by Joe Najera.

Loretto Academy
05/25/2017

Loretto Academy

Loretto Academy's Elementary School STEM program is rigorous and involves all of our teachers. Each educator has a different approach, which strengthens the program by providing variety to our students.

For some time now, Mr. Courtice has been working on cultivating a garden with his 4th-grade classes. The project started the previous school year, but it has not been until recently that the garden has begun to flourish. Recently, the class successfully grew shallots, which they had the opportunity to eat. Some of the items that the garden currently contains are:
Pumpkins, dill, cucumbers, catnip, sage, tarragon, snapdragon flowers, lupines, and sweet potatoes!

Our students are fully involved in the science behind agriculture and gardening and we are thankful to Mr. Courtice for the practical knowledge he has passed on to our students.

Memories of Our Lady of Assumption School El Paso
05/25/2017

Memories of Our Lady of Assumption School El Paso

End of school carnival.

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I Hope every school is doing something for their teachers for teacher appreciation week. They deserve acknowledgement. Mother of a hatd worker Catholic school teacher.
Saturday ARTS Faith Formation through the lens of Art & Culture The Saturday ARTS program consist of 3-sessions for 6th, 7th or 8th grade youth with an open heart to God. Middle school youth will gather for prayer, art instruction time, snacks, fellowship, and a catechetical lesson. They can choose the art focus that interest them the most: Culinary, Video, or Silk-Screening.
Most Holy Trinity Annual Halloween Carnival Friday, October 27th, 5:30 to 9:30 PM in the Parish Hall, 10000 Pheasant Road, 79924. Featuring our Haunted House, games, food, costume contest and a special appearance by "Groot". Music by "DJ Goober, Party Hero". Please contact the school, 751-2566, for more information. Hope to see you here!