The Regis School of the Sacred Heart

The Regis School of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1991 after approval by Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza. Three Catholic families associated with Regis’ sister school, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, formed a corporation in the fall of 1990 called The Catholic Elementary School for Boys. After approval, this school began and was named for a 17th century Jesuit priest, St. John Francis Regis, who was the favorite saint of St. Philippine Duchesne. The Regis School began with the goal of becoming a Sacred Heart school, and in April 1998, the National Network of Sacred Heart Schools voted Regis in as a full member. Regis was the first school admitted to the Network since 1962 and the first school founded by lay people to ever be admitted.

The Regis School of the Sacred Heart       

7330 Westview Dr., Houston, TX 77055                                                  Ms. Nancy Taylor, Headmistress

(713) 682-8383                                                                               Ms. Jennifer Glover, Director of Admissions

www.TheRegisSchool.org

Religious Affiliation

The Regis School is a Catholic boys’ school, brother school to Houston’s Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. Families from Duchesne founded Regis with hopes of making it a school of the Sacred Heart. Religion is incorporated into the school’s curriculum with these five goals of development for students: 1) a personal and active faith in God 2) a deep respect for intellectual values 3) a social awareness which impels to action 4) the building of community as a Christian value and 5) personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.  Regis accepts students of various faiths.

Location and Facilities

The Regis School is located at the corner of Westview Dr. and Antoine Dr., west of the 610 Loop, just north of I-10. It is less than 2 miles from its sister school Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. The school is at its original location, surrounded mostly by single-family homes. The school’s facilities include: an Early Childhood building, a Lower/Middle School building with science and computer labs, art studio, library and media center, an athletic field and playground. Also, Regis just opened a Student Life Center that holds a gymnasium, cafeteria, additional classrooms, and stage for drama and musical presentations. Additional land has been purchased for future expansion.

Admissions

The Regis School requires: 1) Completed Online Application 2) Admissions Testing 3) Teacher Recommendation Form, 4) Birth Certificate, 5) Baptismal Certificate (if baptized in the Catholic Church), 6) Release of Record Form, 7) Student Visit.

All of the students at Regis are boys. The school accepts students from diverse backgrounds and “does not discriminate in admissions or educational programs on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religion.”

Academic Tracks and Curriculum

Regis’ curriculum is holistic in that it focuses on academics as well as moral and spiritual growth, sensitivity, physical development, and fine arts. Lower School students take core classes and ancillary classes, such as Spanish, robotics, art, music, P.E., computer and library. Along with core classes, Middle School students take advisory, computer, foreign language, health, music, P.E., and religion.

Special Needs

No information provided. 

Foreign Languages

At The Regis School, Spanish is offered in all grades, Pre-K – 8. In grades 5 – 8, French and Latin are also offered. Students take their chosen foreign language four times per week. 

Arts

At The Regis School, PreK – 5th grade students take art and music classes once a week and participate in the Art a la Carte program once a month, in which parent-volunteers teach art appreciation. In grades 6th – 8th, the students spend one trimester each on visual arts, drama, and music. Students can enter competitions, such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition and the St. Thomas High School Junior High Speech Tournament.

Technology

The Regis School incorporates technology into each classroom with SmartBoards, Promethean Boards, and Windows and Mac computers and tablets. Beginning in 6th grade, students purchase their own laptops to be used in the classroom and at home. Students have the opportunity to produce multi-media presentations for school assemblies and prayer services.

Extracurricular Activities

The Regis School hosts clubs, such as Earthtacular, Future City teams, Art, Chess, Math, Music Lessons, Robotics and Speech/Drama. Earthtacular is a hands-on math and science event for Regis families. Future City teams design cities of the future, create scale models, solve engineering problems and present their work at the Regional Future City Competition. Regis also hosts organizations, such as Student Council, Class Representatives, Big Brother, Little Brother, Student Ambassador Program and Peers As Leaders (PALS). The after school program, Kidventure Finale, offers homework assistance, program themes and outdoor play.

Community service opportunities include Shoebox Day, community projects in honor of U.S. soldiers, and fundraising for Regis’ sister Sacred Heart School in Uganda. Students also participate in monthly social awareness activities. Middle School trips include three days at Camp Champions Outdoor School, and trips to San Antonio, Austin and Boston.

Athletics

Regis fields teams across four extracurricular sports: baseball, basketball, baseball, rugby, and soccer after school and during the summer at weeklong training camps. The school is a member of the West Houston Christian Sports Association, the USA Rugby Football Union, and the Greater Houston Catholic Athletic Association.

Parent Involvement

Regis parents can be involved in the Parents Association (PA), Booster Club, or as volunteers for athletics, fundraising and social awareness. For student/parent interaction the school offers volunteer opportunities to be class coordinator, to read books to students, and to participate in other PA programs. 

The Regis School of the Sacred Heart Fast Facts

Overview  
School Type Religious, Boys
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Uniforms Yes
Date Founded 1991
Endowment N/A
Grades Served PK-8
Enrollment 224
     Grade 8 8
     Grade 7 20
     Grade 6 27
     Grade 5     Grade 4

     Grade 3

     Grade 2

     Grade 1

     KG

     PK

2225

21

22

26

23

30

Student to Teacher Ratio 6.5
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%) 34%
Minorities in Student Body 47%
   
Curriculum  
Academic Tracks Offered On-Track
Advanced Placement Courses Offered N/A
Languages Offered French, Latin, Spanish
Calendar (Semester / Trimester / Other) Trimester
Interscholastic Sports Programs 4
   
Admissions (Private Schools)  
Prime Entry Points K, 5
Pre-K and KindergartenGrades 1-4

Grades 5-8

Application Fee

$10,225-$16,575$17,725

$19,775

$100

Students on Financial Aid N/A

 

Excerpted from General Academic’s publication, “Houston Private & Select Public Schools: Survey, Analysis, and Research, 3rd Edition.”

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