The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston provides the curriculum for St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School, in full compliance with the requirements of the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department and the Texas Education Agency. Our academic program is designed to provide an educational environment that challenges all students of any academic level. The curriculum is baed on Christian values and Catholic doctrine.
The Curriculum of the Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston focuses on a total, Christ-centered environment. Archdiocesan schools plan according to archdiocesan curriculum guides and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which serve as the core curriculum objectives in academic subjects. All textbooks are selected from the approved textbook list developed by the State of Texas and the Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston. Supplementary material is used to enrich and expand the curriculum.
In addition to an ambitious curriculum, our classrooms are equiped with overhead projector systems which integrate technology into the daily courses. A few classrooms utilize
and our technology department has expanded with mobile laptop cart for use in each classroom. These technology features are used for research, multi-media presentations and the use of apps for increased learning. These systems provide opportunities to give students the skills necessary to expand new ideas, set new goals, test a students's creative side and teach one another in a progressive, student-centered environment. Steeped in the tradition of the school is a commitment from all students, teachers, staff and administrators to excel, to preserve and to dream.
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School provides a strong Catholic liberal arts education. Special education classes, Chapter One/Remedial Math and Reading programs, ESL/Bilingual instruction, basic pace classes and behavior control classes are not available at SMMCS.
Typically, 99% of our graduating students have been accepted by their first choice of high schools, including:
- Strake Jesuit
- St. Thomas
- St. Pius X
- St. Agnes
- Incarnate Word Academy
- Cristo ReyJesuit
- Humble (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program)
- Quest Early College HS
- Carnegie Vanguard High School