In cooperation with the diocesan school offices, the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department oversees the accreditation of Catholic elementary and secondary schools of Texas. The Education Department is assisted by the Texas Catholic Conference Accreditation Commission and is a part of the state-approved Texas Private School Accreditation Commission. For information on Catholic schools in Texas click here.
Many Catholic schools were established across Texas during the 19th and early 20th centuries and a number of these schools are still in operation today, and serve as memorials to the religious and lay women and men who dedicated their lives to promoting and nurturing Catholic education in the state.
Although Catholic education in Texas can be traced back prior to the 18th century, it was not until the 20th century that schools sought formal recognition through accreditation.