St. Gregory the Great School was established on September 20, 1954, with an enrollment of 450 students in grades one through four. Four Houston Dominican Sisters and four lay teachers staffed the school.Our first lay principal was hired in 1972. During the 1960's and 1970's, a library, Kindergarten, and Writing to Read computer lab for the primary grades was added. Our computer lab for all students was opened in 1989 and currently manages 40 computers, all equipped with internet access via DSL. In 1990, our after school day care program began. Our academic decathlon team is outstanding and has won First place in our deanery for 2008 and 2009. One of our team members won First Place in Science, out of 100 competing schools. Our Pre K is scheduled to open during the 2009-2010 school year.
St. Gregory the Great School has earned certification by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association.
St. Gregory the Great School provides our students with a quality education that integrates
Gospel values. Through our holistic approach to education we are able to nurture a solid
foundation in the spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural, physical, and artistic development of
each student in a Christ-centered environment.
As educators of St. Gregory the Great, it is our responsibility to embrace and adhere to
the five-fold purpose of Catholic education: the teaching of doctrine, the call to worship,
the promotion of scholastic excellence, the building of community, and the fostering of
service. Through a variety of teaching styles, our curriculum promotes analytical thinking
and a stimulating spiritual environment in which our students feel secure and loved.
We recognize the importance of parents as the primary educators of their children with the
responsibility of assisting their children in realizing their purpose and potential in life. The
faculty will strive to enhance the parental responsibility of guiding the students to achieve
greater degrees of self-realization, self-acceptance, and the awareness of obligations
toward God and their fellow human beings.
Our goal for St. Gregory the Great students is that they become morally-self-disciplined
citizens and active participants in their faith community.