Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow, Angels Forever
Loretto Academy has been developing leaders through our values of Faith, Community, Justice, and Respect since we opened our doors in 1923. Our Pre-K through 5th grade is coeducational, while our 6th through 12th grades are girls only. Research supports single-gender school settings with graduates of all-girls schools being more likely than those attending coeducational schools to impact their communities, perform better academically, consider majoring in STEM-related fields, and have higher aspirations and greater motivation.
Our curriculum is focused on educating the whole child. We provide small class sizes that allow for open communication, creativity in the classroom, and more one-on-one time between student and teacher. Each student receives the personal and individual attention needed to ensure success. Our students are given the tools and opportunities needed to become changemakers within the school, their families, and their communities.
We are accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCBED) and nationally by Cognia (formerly AdvancED and SACS – Southwestern Association of Colleges and Schools). In addition to the core curriculum, elementary students participate in Spanish, art, music, and P.E.; middle school students can choose to take reading in conjunction with language arts, French or Spanish, and participate in our edible education program; high school students can choose from a full complement of electives while they complete regular or AP courses. Loretto also offers competitive athletics, a robotics team, and countless clubs.
Justice and Respect are grounded in our faith foundation; our Catholic social teachings are integrated throughout our curriculum. Loretto students practice their faith regularly with daily prayer, weekly student masses, and the reception of sacraments including First Reconciliation and First Communion. All students participate in year-long service learning projects that address immediate and short-term needs in the community. The service learning helps the students recognize ways they can utilize their time and talents to serve others, even if they don’t have extra funds to donate.
Students leave Loretto prepared to continue their educations at the next level and ready to be leaders in their future endeavors. One hundred percent of Loretto graduates are accepted into the college or university of their choice. Each graduating class has tallied a combined scholarship and grant total exceeding $20M. Most recently, the 80 young women of the class of 2022 were awarded $30M in scholarships and grants.
Loretto has a rich tradition of beloved activities and events for the students including the 5th grade trip, Field Day, Shout Week, Ring Rose, Deck the Doors, Senior Retreat, Senior-Alumna Luncheon, and Spirit Week. These events and the everyday spirit and experiences at Loretto combine to foster a welcoming, family-focused learning environment for students of all ages. We hope to see you soon for a tour and look forward to having you join our Academy family.
With your support, we can continue educating young leaders, make our school more inclusive with the addition of an elevator, support more students with tuition assistance, retain and attract highly-qualified educators, and maintain and improve our school grounds.Donate Today!