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Our History

Discover Our Past

Antonian was officially dedicated on October 11, 1964. The school was founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers with the support of the pastors from Blessed Sacrament, Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Grace, St. Ann, St. Gregory, St. John, St. Luke, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Paul, St. Peter, St. Pius, and St. Thomas More parishes.

In 1971, the Christian Brothers found they could no longer staff the school because of their previous commitments to other Christian Brothers schools, so Antonian became an Archdiocesan school. Originally a school for boys, Antonian transitioned to being a co-educational school beginning with the 1989-1990 school year.


Over A Decade of Excellence

1999 & 2003: Antonian is presented with the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award

2002 – 2004: Antonian earns first place at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) district academic meet.

2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013: Antonian's Latin Club wins the Junior Classical League Area B championship.

2002 – 2011 and 2013: Antonian’s athletic program is ranked #1 among all 6A private schools in San Antonio by the San Antonio Express-News. With the exception of 2005, Antonian was named the top athletic program in San Antonio among ALL private schools, no matter the size. In 2005, it was still #1 among the larger--at the time what was known as 6A, but is now 5A—private schools. 

2012- Antonian’s athletic program is ranked #1 among all high schools--public and private--in San Antonio by the San Antonio Express-News, receiving the Dan Cook Cup Award.

2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010-2011: Antonian is recognized by The National Catholic High School Honor Roll as one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the United States. The Honor Roll also named Antonian a category leader in Civic Education for 2004, in Catholic Identity for 2005 and 2012, and in Academics for 2006.  

2004: Antonian's Latin Club are the Junior Classical League state champions

2004: Antonian is named a semi-finalist in the Intel/Scholastic Twenty-First Century Schools of Distinction awards program.

2006: Antonian wins first place at the TAPPS district art meet.

2013: Scholarship totals earned by 84 % of the Class of 2013 was nearly $16.5 million dollars.

Fight Song


We've got that fight, fight, fight

Blue, red and white, white, white

We're on the road, road, road to victory.


It's all for one right now

And all for one and how

Apache blades mean scalps will fly.


Apache Braves will fight for all that's good and right

We'll keep our name and colors always true.


Our fans will cheer us

Our foes will fear us

Big Red will always be on top.


Fight! Fight! Fight!