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 receiving the Bishop’s approval, this school was named for a 17th century Jesuit priest, St. John Francis Regis, who was the favorite saint of St. Philippine Duchesne. The Regis School’s founders intended it to be 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 ever to be admitted.
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:
a personal and active faith in God,
- a deep respect for intellectual values,
- a social awareness which impels to action,
- the building of community as a Christian value, and
- personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
Regis accepts students of various faiths.
The Regis School is located at the corner of Westview and Antoine, west of the 610 Loop and just north of I-10. It is less than 2 miles from its sister school, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. It is surrounded mostly by single-family homes. The school is at its original location. Its facilities include an Early Childhood Building and a Lower/Middle School Building with science and computer labs, an art studio, a library and media center, an athletic field, and a playground. Additionally, Regis recently opened a Student Life Center that holds a gymnasium, a cafeteria, additional classrooms, and a stage for drama and musical presentations. Land has been purchased for future expansion.
To be eligible for admission to The Regis School, a student must complete and/or submit the following:
- online application
- student visit
- WPPSI/WISC results for K-4th grade
- ISEE results for 5-8th grade
- teacher recommendation forms
- copy of birth certificate
- copy of baptismal certificate (if baptized in the Catholic Church)
- release of records form
For the ISEE for grade 5, we recommend that students target a stanine of 6 or better in all test sections.
Regis recommends that parents attend Welcome Wednesdays, which are scheduled, small group visits for interested parents.
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Regis’ curriculum is holistic in that it focuses on academics as well as moral and spiritual growth, sensitivity, physical development, and fine arts. In addition to their core classes, lower school students take 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.
No information concerning The Regis School’s accommodations for students with special needs is available at this time.
At The Regis School, Spanish is offered in all grades PreK-8. In grades 5 – 8, French and Latin are also offered. Students study their chosen foreign language four times per week.
At The Regis School, students in grades PreK-5 take art and music classes once a week and participate in the Art a la Carte program once a month. In this program, parent-volunteers teach art appreciation. In grades 6-8, the students spend one trimester each on visual arts, drama, and music. Students at Regis have the opportunity to enter arts competitions such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition and the St. Thomas High School Junior High Speech Tournament.
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. As part of their technical education, students have the opportunity to produce multi-media presentations for school assemblies and prayer services.
The Regis School hosts a number of clubs, including Earthtacular, multiple Future City teams, Art Club, Chess Club, Math Club, Robotics Club, and Speech/Drama Club. 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; the Student Ambassador Program; and Peers As Leaders (PALS). The after school program, Kidventure Finale, offers homework assistance, program themes and outdoor play. Students also have the opportunity to take on-campus music lessons after school.
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.
Regis fields teams across four sports: baseball, basketball, rugby, and soccer. Student athletes practice 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.
Regis parents can be involved in the Parents Association (PA) and/or the Booster Club, and they may choose to serve as volunteers for athletics, fundraising, and social awareness programs. For student/parent interaction, the school offers volunteer opportunities such serving as class coordinator or reading books to students.