San Juan Diego Catholic High School opened in 2002 after Archbishop Gregory Aymond recognized the need for Catholic, college, preparatory education in Austin.
Students participate in the corporate internship program (CIP) where they work entry-level positions in the corporate world to earn part of their tuition.
Students intern at some of Austin`s top employers including Seton Healthcare Family, Dell, IBM, St. Edward`s University and Graves Dougherty Hearon and Moody.
Through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the 21st Century Grant (CCLC), SJDCHS students are able to participate in a number of extra-curricular activities including athletics, after-school clubs, and tutoring. In addition, parents are also able to participate in programs such as conditioning club.
As a community of faith, we believe that a Catholic, college preparatory education, combined with a corporate internship program (CIP), creates spiritual, intellectual, and professional growth for the students we serve.
We value our students, their families, and the rich culture they bring to our school, and are committed to shaping the young hearts and minds of our future leaders.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 157 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,900
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Jun. 30 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
157 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
San Juan Diego Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(dress pants and dress shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / Jun. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We are dedicated to offering a affordable education to all families. Financial Assistance application available year round.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Marcela Pinto



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Cheerleading, Choir, Cooking Club, Guitar Club, International Cultures Club, National Honor Society, Robotics, Shakespeare Club, Spanish Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Yearbook Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Venture Crew

School Notes

  • Shortly after arriving in Austin in June 2000, Bishop Gregory Aymond sought to advance the Church's prophetic mission by increasing the number of Catholic school opportunities in Central Texas. Citing the Church's "preferential option for the poor," he sought to make quality, Catholic, college-prepatory education available to young people who otherwise might not have access to it. In August 2002, only weeks after the canonization of St. Juan Diego, the indigenous man to whom Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared, Bishop Aymond opened San Juan Diego Catholic High School. San Juan Diego is modeled after Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago. Because of its academic excellence and innovative Corporate Work Study Program, San Juan Diego Catholic High School is popularly known as "The School That Works!"
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

School Reviews

This is an excellent school, my son is a senior and we both love it. It has given him such a great experience and preparation for his college years and life! The teachers are awesome and really care and follow up with the students when they are struggling. They want to make sure they are given every opportunity to be successful. My favorite thing is the close knit community of the students.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 157 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,900
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Jun. 30 / rolling

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