We at Antonian know that the selection of a high school is a major decision for every family. We are happy that in the process of making this decision, you have chosen to learn more about Antonian College Preparatory High School.
Antonian is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the State of Texas, and by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED).
Uniforms are required and are purchased at the expense of the students’ families from Parker Uniforms located at 2108 N. W. Military Hwy. While each student should acquire the Mass uniform at a minimum, there are other optional articles of uniform dress that allow students flexibility.
Antonian, a co-educational Archdiocesan school, has an enrollment of over 750 students in grades 9 through 12. Average class sizes are 25-28 students with an overall student-to-teacher ration of approximately 19 to 1. Antonian employs approximately 40 teaching faculty and 15 office/administrative staff in addition to a number of extracurricular/athletic non-teaching coaches. The racial/ethnic composition of Antonian mirrors that of the City of San Antonio with nearly 60% being Hispanic, approximately 35% being white, and the remainder being of other origin. Nearly 90% of our students profess to be of the Catholic faith. Currently enrolled students attended more than 50 different middle schools in and outside the San Antonio area.
In the formative interest of building the Christian habit of service, each student is required to perform a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of service per year as a graduation requirement. Service can be in the form of church, community, or school service. Participation in extracurricular activities, sports, or any graded activity are not generally considered school service.
For candidates seeking admission into the 9th grade, Antonian does permit shadow visits on a limited basis each year. Shadow visitors are assigned to follow a freshman student for all or part of the regular school day in order to get a more in-depth feel of the school environment. A meal ticket to receive the hot plate lunch being served in the cafeteria that day is provided to the shadow visitor. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed each day. Shadow visits will not be available during Antonian’s Spirit Week, during the week of Thanksgiving, or on abbreviated schedule (early dismissal) days. Antonian does not permit shadow visits for candidates seeking admission as a transfer student.
Antonian, as an Archdiocesan school, exists primarily as a ministry of the Catholic church and the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Where room and facilities permit, students of other faith traditions may be admitted according to stated priorities issued by the school. In those cases in which physical space makes it necessary to restrict the admissions of students in a given school, priority must be given to qualified students of Catholic parents.
Because Antonian currently has enrolled students from approximately 65 zip codes in the greater San Antonio area, it is not feasible to provide equitable transportation service. However, staff can assist families in identifying fellow Antonian families who may be interested in carpooling. Likewise, a main line of VIA, the local public transportation company, runs immediately in front of the school. Discount fares are available for VIA service. Antonian has a fleet of vehicles that is used to transport students to and from athletic and other school-sponsored events.
In an effort to encourage and to develop each individual student to reach his/her unique potential, Antonian offers a variety of clubs, organizations, and athletic pursuits. Antonian participates in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) league which guides all athletic, academic, and fine arts competitions.
Athletic teams offered include:
Clubs and Organizations include: