San Juan Diego Catholic High School

  • 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.

Top Placements

San Juan Diego Catholic High School places among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded2002
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students157 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade San Juan Diego Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP US History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(dress pants and dress shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Jun. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,500
Tuition NotesWe are dedicated to offering a affordable education to all families. Financial Assistance application available year round.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorMarcela Pinto


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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!"
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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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