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Upcoming Events

Dads Club Spaghetti Dinner

Date: 9/25/2016, 11 AM 7 PM
Location: St. Monica School Cafeteria
8th Grade - Jesuit & Ursuline Campus Visit
Date: 9/26/2016
School Rosary (every Wednesday during school days)
Date: 9/28/2016, 2:30 PM 3 PM
Location: right BEFORE carpool in our Church (it will be held in the Family Center if the Church is being used for an event)
Faith Formation: Follow Me, Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
Date: 9/28/2016, 7 PM 8:30 PM
Location: Family Center Room 201
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice (Fair Day)
Date: 9/30/2016
Faith Formation: Fr. Nathan Cromly - The Importance of Spiritual Direction
Date: 10/1/2016, 6:30 AM 9 PM
Location: Family Center Room 109
Animal Blessing
Date: 10/1/2016, 9 AM 11 AM
Location: Mary Shrine by our Church
Safe Environment Renewal Class
Date: 10/3/2016, 5 PM 6 PM
Location: Family Center
School Rosary (every Wednesday during school days)
Date: 10/5/2016, 2:30 PM 3 PM
Location: right BEFORE carpool in our Church (it will be held in the Family Center if the Church is being used for an event)
SMS Spirit Night @ Cantina Laredo (Preston/Royal) Dine in or Takeout
Date: 10/5/2016, 5 PM 10 PM
Location: Cantina Laredo Preston / Royal Location

News and Announcements


Members of the St. Monica Catholic School Destination Imagination team started out their summer with over 8,000 students at the University of Tennessee competing in the DI Global Finals competition.

The team, named The Power of 6, made up of Cross D, Amanda B, Omar G, Sophie A, and Ketan P, earned a place at Global Finals by placing FIRST in the Dallas Regional Tournament (the largest tournament in the state) AND THEN placing in the top 6 in the Texas State Tournament, (the largest state tournament in the nation).

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Mission Statement

The mission of St. Monica Catholic School is the development of the whole child by fostering the love of God, respect for self and others, and belief in gospel values, according to Roman Catholic principles, in an atmosphere of academic excellence.
It is the mission of our school to encourage self-confidence and school pride in a culturally diverse community, through a caring and disciplined partnership of Church, school and home.
It is the mission of our school to graduate students who are knowledgeable in the Catholic faith, academically prepared to continue their education, and ready to be the future of our Church, community and country.


The philosophy of St. Monica Catholic School is based upon a call to attend to the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social, and physical needs of our students.
We seek to provide an educational program that challenges and nurtures each child's distinctive abilities.
We believe that the success of each child is enhanced by the collaboration of parents, faculty and staff working in a positive and trusting framework.

Facts at a Glance
  • The School: St. Monica is a ministry of St. Monica parish. It is a co-educational Blue Ribbon School accredited by the Texas Education Association and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department.
  • Grades: PK3 to 8th Grade (including both Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten).
  • Enrollment: 854 (90% Catholic)
  • Faculty / Student Ratio: 1:11
  • Mascot: Bearcats
Average Class Size:
  • Preschool: 18 (with a teacher and an aide in each classroom)
  • Developmental Kindergarten: 18 (with an aide)
  • Kindergarten: 18 (with two aides for the grade)
  • First Grade: 20 (with an aide for the grade)
  • Second - Eighth Grade: 22
  • Middle School Math Classes: 18
Classes Per Grade:
  • Preschool Threes - 1 class
  • Preschool Fours- 2 classes
  • Developmental Kindergarten - 1 class
  • Kindergarten - 8th grade - 4 classes per grade
  • Middle School Math & Language Arts: 5 classes per grade

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Saint of the Month

Blessed Mother Teresa
September Saint of the Month      

The saint of the month is Blessed Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, Macedonia to an Albanian family in 1910 as Agnes Bojaxhui. Her father died when she was 8 and her mother, a devoutly religious woman, was left to support the family. At age 12, she felt a calling to religious life, and at age 18 she decided to become a nun. She set off for Ireland to join the sisters of Loreto and took the name Sister Mary Teresa. After she made her First Profession of Vows, Mother Teresa was sent to Calcutta to teach at St. Mary’s High School for Girls, a school run by the Loreto Sisters dedicated to teaching girls from the city’s poorest families. She would later become the school’s principal. In 1937, she took her Final Profession of Vows to live a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and gained the title “Mother.” Mother Teresa experienced a “call within a call” in 1946. Christ spoke to her and told her to abandon teaching and work in the slums of Calcutta. After she gained permission to leave her convent, she would wear and blue-and-white sari for the rest of her life. She aided Calcutta’s poorest and sickest people. In October of 1950, Mother Teresa received recognition for a new congregation, the Missionaries of Charity. From 1950 to 1960, she established a leper colony, an orphanage, a nursing home, a family clinic, and many mobile health clinics. Mother Teresa cared for everyone, no matter what religion they were or what they believed in. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 in recognition of her work “in bringing help to suffering humanity.” She died on September 5, 1997 at the age of 87. She was beatified in 2003. After recently performing a second miracle, Mother Teresa will be canonized a saint by Pope Francis this coming Sunday September 4.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. - Mother Teresa

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.  -  Mother Teresa