Central Catholic High School

Mission Statement

Central Catholic High School is a college preparatory school educating young men, from diverse backgrounds, in the Marianist tradition for success through the development of scholarship, leadership and moral character.


Marianist School Core Values

Formation in Faith | Quality Education | Family Spirit | Adaption and Change

Educate for service, justice, and peace


The first boys' school in San Antonio and still one of the largest all-male private secondary schools in the state of Texas, Central Catholic High School remains a prestigious landmark in San Antonio and a symbol throughout South Texas of teaching excellence.

"This school originated at a time when San Antonio lacked a boys' school of any kind. Bishop Jean-Marie Odin obtained teachers in France from the Society of Mary: Nicholas Koenig, Jean-Baptiste Laignounse, and Xavier Mauclerc. Andrew Edel, another Marianist from Ohio, was the principal. San Antonio layman Timothy O'Neil also joined the staff. The school opened March 25, 1852, in two rooms over a livery stable near San Fernando Cathedral. During that winter, the Brothers erected a building near the San Antonio River. 'Saint Mary's Institute' occupied that campus on March 1, 1853, and ended the school year with 100 pupils of various creeds. Enrolled as day students were Anglo, French, German, and Mexican-Americans. South Texas ranch boys attended as boarders. After expanding that building, the Brothers erected others, including a four-story 'skyscraper' unique for the 1870's. St. Mary's University was an outgrowth in 1893. After several changes of names and facilities, Central Catholic High School, in 1932, become another successor of the pioneer effort."

Throughout its history, Central Catholic has earned renown as an academic and spiritual leader in values-based education. As a result, through seven generations of graduates, Central Catholic has provided the community with men achieving what is truly good in their roles as citizens. Graduates include doctors, teachers, priests and deacons, businessmen, lawyers, military and political leaders.

Since 1852, Central Catholic's tradition of academic excellence has been rooted in the Marianist philosophy of a well-rounded education. A truly enriching high school experience encompasses many elements of learning that may take place outside a typical classroom setting. 

Central Catholic's also offers quality sports prograthletics program encourages students to practice Marianist values by demonstrating sportsmanship while striving to attain competitive excellence. With a variety of sports offered, athletics provides growth promoting experiences, prepares students for success as they develop competencies through collaboration with others to achieve personal and group goals.

Central Catholic’s Athletic Department strives to augment the students’ education through participation in interscholastic sports while working to provide an environment with personnel and activities which foster physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social mature growth. It is the mission of the department to help provide students the appropriate underlying principles of Marianist education; spiritual, family, and community values, within competitive experiences.









May 11, 2021
Central Catholic High Schools requests applications for a qualified, passionate, and nurturing teacher of religious studies who will also work part-time in campus ministry for the 2021-2022 school year. This individual would teach 2-3 sections of Religion and then support the efforts of Campus Ministry. The ideal candidate works well with his or her colleagues, captures the imagination of students, advances the Catholic identity of the school, builds relationships with students and parents, and remains open to student questions and circumstances. Religion teachers operate within the Roman Catholic guidelines for religious instruction while applying abstract theological ideas to concrete experience. The primary goals for the religion department are to foster and deepen the relationship of each student with Jesus Christ and to increase students’ knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic faith. In light of Central’s college preparatory curriculum, teachers develop group...
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