San Juan Diego Catholic High School opened in August 2002 after Archbishop Gregory Aymond recognized the acute need for Catholic, college preparatory education in Austin. San Juan Diego Catholic High School (SJDCHS) is modeled after Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, where students work in entry-level positions in the corporate world to earn part of their tuition. San Juan Diego Catholic High School is popularly known as “The School That Works!” SJDCHS graduated its first class in 2006 and 92% of its alumni pursue postsecondary studies.
San Juan Diego Catholic High School provides highly motivated students the opportunity to earn a Catholic, college preparatory education enriched by participation in a corporate work study program.
As a community of faith, we believe that a Catholic, college preparatory education, combined with a corporate work study program, creates spiritual, intellectual, and professional growth for the students we serve. We provide a Catholic education that transcends economic barriers and is accessible to all. We believe that each of our students is a unique gift from God, with the potential to be transformed and to transform others. We value our students, their families, and the rich culture that they bring to our school community. We are committed to shaping the young hearts and minds of our future leaders.