Award Year: 2014

St. Gregory Cathedral School

500 S College Avenue
Tyler, TX, 75702-8117

(903) 595-4109

Mrs. Kathy Shieldes Harry, Principal at time of Nomination

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Mission

To fulfill the educational ministry of the Catholic Church with the primary goal of forming children and one another through Christ.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 73%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Kindergarten students utilize eReaders on a daily basis.

Kindergarten students utilize eReaders on a daily basis.

On the red brick streets of Tyler, TX lies St. Gregory Cathedral School, the oldest private school in the city. Importance is placed upon recognizing the rich diversity of the God-given talents that each student brings to the school community. St. Gregory serves a student body represented by a culturally diverse population and wide cross section of socio-economic levels. Students travel to the campus from a 30 mile geographical area. While 77% of the student body professes the Catholic faith, students of all faiths are welcome and actively recruited.
Strengths and accomplishments of the school include meeting the needs of students at both ends of the academic spectrum, and strategic planning and innovative programming in a difficult economy.
St. Gregory has consistently achieved national standardized scores well above the top fifteen percent of the nation. What makes this accomplishment most worthy is the school’s outstanding program of inclusion for students with special needs. Advanced students are provided personal enrichment in Reading, Math and Independent Research. Academically precocious students may be placed above their chronological grade level. Innovative programs include a Spanish immersion class for PreK and the Cathedral Strings violin partnership with the symphony.
The collaboration of the pastor, administration, faculty, and parents creates a solid partnership to include and serve all God’s children.