St. Cecilia Student Body, 1947

St. Cecilia Student Body, 1947

In 1935, the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur founded St. Cecilia Catholic School. We are located in the heart of the Bishop Arts District, just minutes from downtown Dallas.

Our Mission

The mission of Saint Cecilia Catholic School is to educate students in a strong Catholic, Christ-centered environment and to enable them to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically.

We strive to cultivate the intellect, provide a sense of values, and to ready the students for further education in an atmosphere of service to the community. Each morning, our day begins with a prayer service that ends with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

St. Cecilia Catholic School is a community in pursuit of the following goals:

  • Individual attention and Academic Excellence

  • Spiritual Growth where every individual discovers the importance of the Christian faith in their lives

  • Artistic and Physical Development where every individual is challenged and inspired

  • Emotional Support where every individual is valued and respected

With our Motto, To Serve as Jesus Did, students are reminded daily of the behavior expected of them. With Jesus as our role model and guide, children are encourages to live and follow Christ's
example of service.

We have been in our current building since 1954. In addition to our classrooms for grades K-8, we have dedicated spaces for art, music, technology, and science, as well as a large gymnasium
and performance stage, spacious Pre-K rooms perfect for early learners, a cozy library, and a serene Grotto.

My favorite place on campus is the grade 3-5 hallway. This is where we have direct access to our Grotto. It is there that the gaze of our Blessed Mother meets that of Jesus, who is present in the tabernacle of the Church right across the parking lot.
— Lisa Hernandez, Principal


  • Msgr. William. M. Robinson directed the opening of our school, which began with 50 students in two classrooms.

  • During the 2018-2019 school year, St. Cecilia had 170 students, 88% of whom identified as Hispanic.

  • St. Cecilia is multi-generational. Many students are children and grandchildren of alumni.

  • St. Cecilia has an 10:1 student/faculty ratio.

  • St. Cecilia is partners with the Perot Museum in order to present special STEM lessons to our students.

  • St. Cecilia’s student body is over 95% Catholic.

  • 1/3 of our professional faculty/staff members have Master’s degrees.

  • We have one of the lowest tuition rates of any of the Catholic schools in the area.

  • St. Cecilia is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Accreditation Commission, the body designated by the Texas Education Agency as the governing body for Catholic schools in Texas.

  • Our students participate in a variety of cultural activities, including Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras, and more.