St. Helen Catholic School (SHCS) is on a mission to “grow children in wisdom, age and grace.” Joyfully following this mission has enabled SHCS to also grow in both student numbers and campus size. Total enrollment in 2017 was 400 students compared to 210 students in 2011.
Growth has called upon the generosity of the St. Helen Parish community in Pearland to assist SHCS with housing the growing student body. A new 75,000 sq. ft. educational facility opened in 2017. The facility is well-equipped with a large gym and cafeteria, spacious classrooms, a media center, technology lab, and two large science labs. State-of-the-art safety equipment has been installed in the completely enclosed campus.
St. Helen Catholic School promotes high, rigorous, and traditional academic standards within a Christ-centered, spiritual environment. The campus is dually accredited by AdvancED (formerly Southern Association of Schools) and TCCBED (Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency). SHCS enrolls all year long for grades PK3-8th grades.
Founded in 1996 through the vision and generosity of the parishioners of St. Helen Catholic Church, SHCS has grown into one of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s premiere Catholic Schools from its humble beginnings of only 50 students in 1997. At that time, the members of the St. Helen community envisioned teaching Catholic values, strengthening students in the Catholic faith, and teaching students and staff to witness to the presence of Jesus Christ in the world.
Currently, the school continues to promote and adhere to their ideals with a culturally-diverse community composed of the clergy, parishioners, parents, students, school personnel, and all persons who help to fulfill the school’s mission.