Dear Friends, I want to personally thank you for visiting the website of one of our schools, Holy Family Catholic School and St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School. I am most grateful for your interest in seeking a faith-based education within our communities. As Catholic educators, we are committed to providing a school environment that is grounded in the Gospel message, enriched by our service to others, and driven by the mission of the school.
Our schools are located in northwest Austin, and are part of the Diocese of Austin. They serve a wide geographic area by offering exceptionally strong academic programs for students from PreK through the 12th grade. Two separate but adjoined campuses combine for a total of over 55 beautiful acres. The schools are independently administered by a local Principal, but share common governance with the President. As President, I seek to support each Principal in their effort to develop our schools, ensure our Catholic identity and plan strategically for the future. My office and staff focus primarily in the areas of institutional advancement, finance, facilities and strategic planning for both schools. We believe that there is strength in this somewhat unique governance model, by offering additional opportunities for professional collaboration and shared resources.
We welcome many new students each year in our schools, and I encourage prospective families to attend one of our planned gatherings offered by the Admission Offices. Participants will continue to learn more about the special nature of these school communities and the process for enrollment.
Again, thank you for your interest in our schools.
Dear Friends and Families, thank you for your interest in and support of our school. In just eight years, the Diocese of Austin, various staff and faculty, and the Catholic community of Austin have built St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School into an institution that is brimming with opportunities. St. Dominic Savio offers a diverse array of experiences for young men and women to grow in faith, service, leadership, wisdom, and physical and artistic talents.
As a Catholic high school, St. Dominic Savio provides tremendous opportunities for spiritual growth through weekly Mass, monthly adoration, a rigorous theology curriculum, class retreats, and service programs. Teachers, staff, the office of formation and ministry, and students work together to explore what it means to be a "Servant Leader in the Image of Christ" every day. For students who live in a culture of secular temptations and challenges, St. Dominic Savio provides a supportive community that inspires our young men and women to understand, embrace, and live out their Catholic faith. A perfect example of this effort is our annual Imago Christi Day, where students perform and reflect upon service experiences at a variety of social and religious organizations around Austin.
Along with opportunities for spiritual growth, St. Dominic Savio offers students a wide variety of athletic, artistic, musical, service, and technological experiences that help them to refine their God-given talents and to become better servant leaders. From captaining athletic teams to presiding over academic and service clubs, to performing in fine arts competitions, to guiding student council, to leading faith organizations, to daily classroom activities, all St. Dominic Savio students are student leaders upon graduation. The penultimate experience of servant leadership at St. Dominic Savio is the senior service project, where seniors research, plan, and fulfill their individual service experience under the guidance of the faculty and staff. Through these servant leader experiences, our young men and women become true Catholic leaders who value teamwork, dedication, service, and integrity.
St. Dominic Savio also provides tremendous opportunities of intellectual development. Through a rigorous college preparatory program that offers twenty Advanced Placement courses, a full engineering program, and quality instruction and assessment, Savio students are able to achieve remarkable academic growth and success. We are proud to produce graduates who are ready for the rigor of college studies in a variety of disciplines.
Our community is proud to have graduated 5 classes of "Servant Leaders in the Image of Christ." Over 340 graduates are now making differences in communities in and outside the state of Texas. Our alumni have demonstrated their servant leadership by participating in spring break service trips, bible study groups, outdoor faith programs, mission trips to West Africa and AmeriCorps. Our very first class of graduates have done quite well in college and are now pursuing careers in marketing, engineering, social work, teaching, law, and medicine. To our current and future students and families, this is the appeal of a St. Dominic Savio education: to join a generation of Catholic servant leaders who go forth and change the world for the better.
I look forward to helping you seize the opportunities that our faith community at St. Dominic Savio has to offer.