Cathedral School of Saint Mary maintains a balanced curriculum in accordance with the Principals and Standards for the Catholic Schools developed by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED). The pre-school curriculum is a developmental program designed to prepare students for kindergarten.
The curriculum includes religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, music, Spanish, physical education, art, and computer literacy. Each teacher has a daily written schedule, which is flexible enough to meet the needs of individual students, and follows the prescribed daily and weekly time requirements mandated by TCCED. Co-curricular and extra-curricular instruction includes, but is not limited to, altar server training, choir, athletics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Student Council, Game Club, and Eagle Enrichment.
Religion is the central course in the curriculum designed to bring each student to a personal experience of his faith and deeper knowledge of Jesus Christ. Religion is taught daily, along with Morning Prayer, recitation of the Angelus at noon, lunch prayers, and prayers before dismissal. Students receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion during the second grade. Mass is included in the weekly schedule as a regular part of the school program.
Over the last 10 years, more than 95% of the Cathedral School students who have applied to local private schools have been accepted. Our 2010-2011 graduating class had a 100% acceptance rate into the high school of their choice both Catholic and public. Some of these schools include: St. Michael's Catholic Academy, Incarnate Word, San Juan Diego, and St. Dominic Savio, as well as the public schools' science and liberal arts academics. Likewise,many of our students were placed in advanced math and Spanish II classes.
Our teachers encourage the use of specific web-based resources. We have established certain objectives this year as part of our plans to integrate technology into our curriculum and across core courses in each Grade.
The Co-Curricular teachers enable our school to offer a unique blend of courses in contributing to the development of our diverse student body. We a pleased to offer comprehensive studies in Spanish, Art, Skill Builders, and Technology Applications.