Saint Agnes Academy (Texas)
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|St. Agnes Academy|
|9000 Bellaire Boulevard
Houston, Texas, (Harris County), 77036
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,
|Patron saint(s)||St. Agnes of Rome|
|Authority||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Houston|
|Head of school||Sister Jane Meyer, O.P.|
|Average class size||21|
|Student to teacher ratio||15:1|
|Color(s)||Black, Gold and White|
|Athletics conference||TAPPS 5A|
|Sports||Cross Country, Volleyball, Water Polo, Basketball, Swimming/Diving, Soccer, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Softball, Golf, Track & Field, Tennis|
|Accreditation(s)||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Publication||Reflections (literary magazine)|
|Newspaper||'The Columns, Veritas Magazine|
|Dean of Students||Elaine Eichelberger|
St. Agnes Academy is a Dominican college-preparatory school for young women grades 9 through 12 in the Chinatown area and in the Greater Sharpstown district of Houston, Texas. The school operates within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Pauline Gannon, a Dominican Sister, founded St. Agnes Academy in 1905. St. Agnes opened on February 11, 1906, at 3901 Fannin Street in what is now considered to be Midtown. The school was named after Saint Agnes of Rome. The school was founded as a grade one through 12 school with boarding facilities. The University of Texas and the Texas State Board of Education accredited St. Agnes in 1917. In 1939, boarding was discontinued. In 1952, St. Agnes began to serve grades nine through 12 only. In 1963, the school moved from its Fannin Street location to its current location at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in the Sharpstown area of Houston, Texas. The school motto is Veritas, meaning truth.
In September 1963, the school moved across town to its current location at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard (near the intersection of Gessner Drive and Bellaire Boulevard). St. Agnes Academy is located near Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, a Jesuit school for high school boys. The two schools hold some joint classes together, including choir and band.
St. Agnes Academy alumnae are a part of a network of more than 9,000 graduates as of 2011. St. Agnes encourages ongoing relationships among classmates, current students and the school community, and offers a variety of ways for alumnae to get involved throughout the year. Classmates can reconnect at saaconnect.org.
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