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Holy Family Catholic School continues the tradition of Catholic education in Galveston, providing instruction for prekindergarten to eighth grade.

To prepare students for the future, Holy Family educates the whole child by building a strong foundation with focus on four key areas: intellectual, spiritual, moral, and physical.  Educators incorporate Christ-centered teachings with accelerated academics and enrichment activities in a family-like atmosphere where faith and culture are intertwined in all areas of campus life.  Classes are small and student-focused with the average class size ranging form 10 to 15 students.

In addition to traditional subjects, Holy Family puts emphasis on science, social studies, and religion.  Students also receive instruction in Spanish, art, music, physical education, and technology.

There is daily prayer, religious instruction, weekly, student-led Masses, and focus on the core values of kindness, compassion, integrity, self-discipline, and respect for self and others.

Holy Family welcomes families of all backgrounds and faiths to join their supportive and nurturing team of educators, staff, and dedicated parents whose collective focus is to prepare children for the future.

O'Connell College Preparatory School's excellence stems from its roots as the oldest continuous Catholic high school in Texas. O'Connell's existence is the legacy of the consolidation of Ursuline Academy (founded in 1847 for girls), Dominican School (founded in 1882 for girls), and Kirwin High School (founded in 1927 for boys.). Consolidated in 1968, O'Connell has been educating the hearts, minds, and spirits of young Catholic as well as other faiths in Galveston, Brazoria, and Southern Harris counties.

Today, O'Connell, a school with heart, continues its tradition of offering each student a rigorous academic program.  O'Connell offers college prep courses, including college essay writing, researching and applying for grants/scholarships, resume building, and SAT/ACT Prep courses.  Students earn college hours through Advanced Placement courses and Dual Credit classes with Galveston Community College.

O'Connell seniors participate in internships with businesses throughout the City of Galveston.  In addition, juniors and seniors job shadow highly successful professionals specifically selected for each student's area of interest.  Upperclassmen apply to the top universities and colleges throughout the United States.  For each of the last four years, O'Connell graduates have received more than $1 million in collegiate scholarships.

Now celebrating its 36th year,  Satori School is an independent secular day school serving students in prekindergarten through fifth grade.  Satori is proud to offer "Small Classes, Big Ideas," where students are taught in multi-age classrooms. A rigorous curriculum is vertically aligned schoolwide and includes music, Spanish, art, and PE.  Extracurricular activities include Robotics and Chess Club.

While understanding the critical nature of academic focus, Satori focuses as strongly on character development.  Through daily class meetings and volunteering at other nonprofit organizations, students are taught the value of serving each other, the community of Satori, and the larger community beyond the schoolhouse.

Additionally, through the community outreach enabled by strong financial aid availability, Satori students experience a world where all children are entitled to have the best education, regardless of their race, religion, or socio-economic background.

For more than 60 years, Trinity Episcopal School has nurtered children in an environment that emphasizes scholastic excellence and emotional growth.  The school combines rigorous academics and spiritual enrichment with competitive athletics, fine arts, technological instruction, and a service program to create a comprehensive education.

Trinity is an independent school serving prekindergarten through eighth grade.  The school has an established history for providing students with a solid academic foundation that sets a path for lifelong learning.  

Housed on the grounds of the historic Trinity Episcopal Church, the school welcomes all religious traditions.  Students are free to discuss any religion and spiritual topics.  Trinity does maintain a commitment to developing the spiritual life of each student through weekly chapel service and a sense of community.

Trinity programs are guided by three principles:  truth, faith, and knowledge.  Children are encouraged to develop moral integrity and character, unique intellectual and physical capacities, appreciation for an ability to engage in creative expression, and a respect for all people.

Upward Hope Academy is a fully accredited,  tuition-free private high school.  Its mission is to create a supportive classroom environment for students who are determined to complete the requirements for a high school diploma.  A blended program of classroom and online support provide a strong STEM-oriented curriculum.

Principal Kathy Whatley has guided over 450 students through a personalized program to bring students back to finish high school to move forward to greater opportunities in the future.