Find a Calling,

Change the world!

School Closed as of October 30, 2020

Our Mission

To form missionary disciples who are called to be heroes in faith, learning, and leadership so that they may encounter and accompany the members of the global community and change the world.

Our Promises

We promise, through a nurturing and supportive community, you and your child will:

Courage for the journey

Rise up!

Invite and inspire curiosity

Serve one another

The small things matter

Offer your gifts




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St. José is fundamentally different from traditional schools.  We offer “beyond the classroom” instruction with a Catholic worldview. No bells ring, there are no lectures. We encourage all students to be curious, independent, and lifelong learners. 


Students create a community through fellowship and navigate their own learning.  We prepare our students to pursue their passions through a blending of hands-on multidisciplinary learning projects and relevant technology resources that deliver tailored academic content. 


With time reserved for personal and spiritual development, the arts, and outdoor activities,  St. José offers a personalized, comprehensive approach to educate life-long learners.

Saint José Luis Sánchez del Rio is a strong and brave saint. Saint José was a young boy who stood up for people to be able to love God and the Church freely in Mexico. He wanted to be a soldier, but was too young to fight; instead, he was allowed to carry the flag. Even when times were scary for Saint José, he always said the rosary, prayed for the enemy, sang songs to Our Lady of Guadalupe, and was known to proclaim, “Long Live Christ the King!” Saint José was full of courage even when he was in pain, and he allowed the love of Jesus to be the most important thing in his life.

Dear Lord,
Help me to be courageous and steadfast in my devotion to you.  Help me to identify causes and injustices in my day that are worth defending and standing up for.  Give me perseverance and a desire to help others at any cost.  Help me to revere Christ as the king of my life.
Saint José Sánchez del Rio,
pray for us. Amen.

Created by 2018 Synod on the Youth

Our Beliefs

As Catholics, we believe every person was created for a purpose.

  • As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.       ~ 1 Peter 4:10

We believe in fostering a culture of family, fellowship, and life long learners.

  • Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.                  ~ Proverbs 22:6

We believe in learning how to learn, learn by doing, and becoming the best version of yourself.

  • Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. ~ Romans 12:2

We believe in economic, political, and religious freedom. 

  • For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1

Our Transformational Approach

  • Emphasis on faith and character development

  • Nurturing and supportive community

  • Personalized curriculum

  • Accelerated content mastery through self-paced eLearning

  • Less reliance on standardized testing

  • Project-based learning to build creative problem solving and collaboration skills

  • Exploration and assessment of skill levels, learning styles, aptitudes, personality traits and interests

  • Regular Socratic Dialogues that develop critical thinking skills

  • Master learning and student portfolios of achievements rather than grades

  • Guides rather than teachers

  • Student led classroom management

  • Mixed-age classrooms

  • No homework

Ready for School

The Admission Process


Take the Family Quiz and explore the information links about disruptive education


Schedule a private tour of the campus and learn about our unique approach


Complete and submit the admission paperwork and fee ​


Student and family interview with

Head of School

Inspiring each child to find a calling and change the world!

© 2020 St. Jose Sanchez del Rio Catholic School

St. Jose Sanchez del Rio Catholic School
                         21140 Gathering Oak, San Antonio, Texas 78260 
210-497-0323    Fax:  (210) 497-5792