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.
Continued Dedication to St. Katherine Drexel’s Mission
We have continued to remain dedicated to this mission of inclusion and diversity, a mere 119 years later. Most recently, we have focused our efforts on further expanding the diversity of our community by welcoming a large number of immigrant families from Myanmar and by creating the Petra Program that serves students with academic or intellectual challenges in fully inclusive classrooms. In addition, we added diversity to our curriculum by our efforts to create an excellent, hands-on science curriculum and technology curriculum and through our addition of fine arts programming as an Oklahoma A+ School.
Focusing on The Future of Tulsa
As we enter into our 119th school year, we are continuing our mission by turning our focus to create stronger connections with our community, especially our immediate Downtown Tulsa neighbors.
We recognize that our students are the future, and we are providing for the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of each student, preparing them to be lifelong learners and achievers. This has been evidenced in our legacy of students that have become lawyers, healthcare professionals, engineers, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, civic leaders, and humanitarians.
We desire for our students to be the future of Tulsa.
In partnering with our Tulsa community, we hope to inspire our students and families to engage with and support our neighbors, to establish deep roots and connections in Tulsa, and to be contributing members of the vibrant, diverse, and growing Tulsa community.