We appreciate your interest in our school and trust that you find your time here useful and informative. We hope you will sense the mission and philosophy that makes St. Anthony of Padua unique. As administrators we want everyone who visits this website or walks through our doors to immediately know we are a Catholic school not by our plaid uniforms or outward signs, but by our welcome, our climate, and our discipleship.
What makes Catholic schools different? We are first and foremost called to promote Catholic identity as we educate our students so they can become caring, faith-filled adults who willingly share their gifts and talents with others. The foundation of our Catholic identity comes from the command of Jesus to "Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations". (Matthew 28:19) As Disciples of Christ, we follow His teachings and examples while seeking to have others do the same. We witness our faith and share the good news with those around us each day. Our vision for the future is to guide the mind, body, and spirit of the next generation of Catholic leaders to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet their full potential as people created in the image of God.
We recognize that growing in discipleship is the work of a lifetime. For our students to be brought to a deep understanding of Jesus' life and message - teaching, example, challenge, and support are all needed. Our mission and philosophy reflects this ideal as we focus on the continuous formation of students – spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially, culturally, and physically. Our Catholic Identity is expressed in the people who represent and are associated with our school - parents, students, administrators, faculty, staff, and supporters. We all must truly live out our discipleship in order for our Catholic identity to be strong and we be worthy of being called a Catholic school.
St. Anthony of Padua provides a learner-centered curriculum that recognizes individual learning styles, maintains high academic standards, and nurtures the development of a life-long love of learning. Our school goes beyond the required state curriculum objectives, providing our students with life lessons centered on the development of morals, values, and character. Our students and staff enjoy outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities rich in technology resources. We work with an incredibly talented and dedicated staff of teachers and support personnel who in partnership with parents prepare students to meet the challenges of high school and beyond.
The parent and parish communities, rich in diversity of people, are amazing in their generosity of time, talent, and treasure supporting our programs and activities. This year, we all join together in embracing and living our theme, "JOY: Jesus, Others, Yourself". As we walk the hallways of St. Anthony of Padua, we feel the energy and enthusiasm of our staff and students. More importantly we also sense the presence of Christ here with us. Our school is truly blessed.
Thank you again for your interest in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School. We are very proud of our school community and appreciate the opportunity to share it with you. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and take with you a glimpse of what makes our school a "beacon of light" for The Woodlands community and beyond. Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact us for more information.