... we are dedicated to educate youth academically and spiritually in the Catholic, Salesian tradition of Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness”
What Makes St. John Bosco School Unique
St. John Bosco School has been part of the San Antonio community for 60 years, founded by the Salesian Sisters in 1944. It is a thriving and active school with a long and well-established reputation of Salesian education. Students, parents, faculty and staff give a lot of themselves to make SJB a school where everyone loves to learn and learns to love.
SJB does more than just teach “the basics” of “book learning”, technology and athletic skills. As a Salesian school, we take special care of faith development, character, civic virtue and artistic talent. SJB does all of this as one united family.
Our recurring theme is, SJB is a school where we love to learn and learn to love. Some of us are strong academically, some are good in sports, some have a good sense of faith/direction, some are very nurturing, and some are creative and artistic. These qualities and many more, are important to find one’s way. Yet these qualities are rarely found in one person and that is where our characteristic “family spirit” plays a unique role. Each one of us has a special gift that nobody else has and all these gifts together help us to see our goal clearly. Working together . . . students, parents, faculty and staff . . . animated by the educational philosophy of St. John Bosco . . . each one reaches their destination of achieving one’s potential by loving to learn and learning to love.
Growing once again
St. John Bosco School has been serving the Westside community since 1940. Led by the Salesian Sisters, St. John Bosco School offers families an education based on the teachings of St. John Bosco. He believed that Christ’s love and our faith in that love should pervade everything we do—work, study, and play. For John Bosco being a Salesian was a full time, life-long effort, not a once a week, Mass on Sunday experience. St. John Bosco taught children to search for and find God in everything they did, letting His love lead them.
At St. John Bosco School children are offered an education that integrates religious truth and values with life. St. John Bosco School is accredited through the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department and maintains membership in the National Catholic Educational Association and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Teaching staff are dedicated, qualified religious and lay men and women. Overall curriculum and programs include early childhood for 3-5 year olds, elementary for children grades 1-4, and middle school/junior high for 5-8 grade students. Not only are students prepared to enter a college preparatory high school curriculum, they are also offered a wide variety of extra-curricular activities such as band, spirituality clubs, student council, National Honors Society, sports programs, cheerleading, dance team, drama, newspaper, arts and crafts, summer school, summer day camp, and summer enrichment.
As part of the San Antonio community the Salesian Sisters saw a need to expand their mission to include even younger children.
On July 5, 2005 St. John Bosco School opened the doors of its new Child Development Center serving children from 6 weeks to 3 years of age. Through the detailed preparations of trained teachers, developmental programs are exercised each day. Children thrive in a planned, learning environment which offers a variety of materials designed to facilitate all domains of development. Parents watch their children grow and learn, gaining confidence as they master early developmental stages preparing them for their academic regimen of reading, writing, and math. St. John Bosco School is now a one stop haven for families. If interested in learning more about any of the programs at St. John Bosco School, please contact us at (210) 432-8011.