Greetings from Blessed Sacrament Catholic School where we have been Building the City of God Beginning with a Spiritual and Academic Foundation for 57 years!
I would first like to thank you for expressing interest in Blessed Sacrament as an educational and spiritual opportunity for your children. Time and time again, the Catholic Church has stressed that parents are the first and primary educators of their children. By taking the time to explore schools within the Archdiocese of San Antonio, you are teaching your children the importance of prayer and research.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School was founded in 1958 and remains a beacon of hope and light for North Central San Antonio. Our school is involved in an active relationship with Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church under the leadership of Father John (Jack) O’Donoghue. Currently, we serve 205 students in Pre-Kindergarten 4 through Eighth Grade. Our unique class size also allows teachers to maximize instruction while actively working to meet the needs of all learners.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is fully accredited through the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED) and recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In the State of Texas, Catholic schools are accredited in 7-year cycles. Our last accreditation visit took place in March 2009 and we received numerous exemplary and outstanding reviews validating our school’s Mission Statement and Philosophy of Education.
Our curriculum program is based on the Archdiocesan Curriculum, which incorporates national content standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and school standards, as well as national shifts in educational instruction. Unlike our counterparts in the public school system, an emphasis is not placed on standardized testing. The Iowa Assessment and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) are administered each spring, but the emphasis is placed on a celebration of knowledge. Test results illustrate academic growth and assist our school in improving instruction.
I invite you to explore our school and learn more about the spiritual and academic programs offered at Blessed Sacrament as well as our strong Bulldog community. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or if would like to schedule an individual tour. I can be reached at (210) 824-3381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Christ's peace and mercy,
Michael Fierro was named Principal of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in 2006. He has invigorated Blessed Sacrament with his commitment to and belief in the value of Catholic Education. He is dedicated to making decisions in the best interest of our students.
Mr. Fierro is a product of the Archdiocese of San Antonio having been blessed with a Catholic education. He attended San Juan de los Lagos Catholic School, St. John Bosco Catholic School and Holy Cross High School.
Mr. Fierro’s credentials include a Masters Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration, both from the University of Notre Dame through participation in the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program and the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Studies from Notre Dame.
Prior to joining Blessed Sacrament, Mr. Fierro spent four years at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in San Antonio where he was a middle school social studies teacher and a key part of the administrative team. He also taught at St. Joseph Catholic School in Edinburg, Texas (Diocese of Brownsville).
During his tenure as Principal of Blessed Sacrament, Mr. Fierro has served on the Principal's Advisory Council (PAC) for the Department of Catholic Schools and the President of the Archdiocesan Interscholastic Athletic League (AIAL). He has also served as the Region X Representative for the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)'s Department of Elementary Schools Executive Committee representing Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
In 2010, Mr. Fierro was selected as an Outstanding Leader in Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of San Antonio. He was nominated by the school's Pastor, School Council, Faculty and Staff and School Council.