The oldest School In Tulsa with a mission of INclusion and Diversity
Holy Family Cathedral School was established in 1899, just one year after Tulsa became a city, by St. Katherine Drexel, with a mission to provide a quality, Catholic education to traditionally underserved populations, such as girls, children of color, non-traditional learners, and those without adequate financial resources.
Today, we remain dedicated to this mission of inclusion and diversity, and we are:
A leader in cultural diversity. Our student population includes students of all races and ethnicities, students across the spectrum of ability, and students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. The mission of Holy Family Cathedral School is to provide a quality, Catholic education to any family that desires it.
A provider of an excellent, hands-on science and technology curriculum. Every student in Preschool through eighth grade has access to quality instructional materials and digital resources. Additionally, students have weekly science lab and technology is incorporated across the curriculum. Our students shine in local engineering competitions, regularly visit the FAB Lab, learn coding skills, and participate in the Lego Robotics League.
A fully inclusive campus. Working closely with diocesan and public-school personnel, Holy Family has created the Petra Program which supports students with academic or intellectual challenges in the traditional classroom. Our faculty and staff work tirelessly to create meaningful curriculum and learning experiences for students who have not traditionally been mainstreamed in Catholic schools.
Committed to fine arts programming. Recently, Holy Family was selected to participate in the Oklahoma A+ Initiative promoting integration of the Arts across the curriculum. We enthusiastically promote the arts through our music, drama, and graphic arts classes. In addition, we boast a top-notch children’s choir, participate in the Carnegie Hall “Link Up”program, and proudly offer the only band program in a Catholic school in our diocese.
A Legacy of Leaders
Holy Family Cathedral School provides a rigorous curriculum that propels students to elite high schools and beyond. The reality of this statement has perhaps never been more clearly illustrated than it was last May, when Cascia Hall Preparatory School’s graduating class of 2018 included nine Holy Family graduates. Of those nine students, three graduated summa cum laude, one magna cum laude, and one cum laude. Erika Ravitch was the class Valedictorian and a National Merit Commended Scholar, and Avery Videll was the class Salutatorian, National Merit Scholar, and Cascia Medal recipient.
Beyond high school, our students have achieved their goals of attending prestigious universities, some as the first person in their family to do so, and have entered into careers as lawyers, healthcare professionals, engineers, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, civic leaders, and humanitarians.