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Friday, June 28, 2019

The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Laredo regrettably announces that San Juan Diego Catholic School (SJDCS), meant to be a merger school for former students of St. Peter’s Memorial School (SPMS) and Our Lady of Guadalupe School (OLGS), as well as students from other schools, will not be opening. Despite our greatest efforts and diligent preparation to foster this new Catholic legacy, the proposed school will not open as a result of low enrollment. This announcement comes at the beginning of summer with the upmost regard for parents, students, and employees, in hopes to provide adequate timing for the necessary adjustments for the 2019-2020 school year.

Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, Bishop of the Diocese of Laredo, thanks the parents, teachers, faculty and staff who put their faith in the vision and mission of San Juan Diego Catholic School, and for their previous dedication to SPMS and OLGS. 

Rooted in academic excellence and the teachings of Christ, Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Laredo have a legacy of well-established academic success and strong Catholic formation in faith and moral values. The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Laredo moves forward with confidence as they continue to provide the best Catholic education for the children of our community. The five campuses listed below will exceed expectations of parents seeking a Catholic environment where their child(ren) can thrive academically and spiritually. Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Laredo are open for enrollment from July 15, 2019 through the first day of classes on August 13, 2019. 

SCHOOL                                            GRADES    PHONE #           ADDRESS       

Our Lady of Refuge School (Eagle Pass)     PK3-8         (830) 773-3531      577 Washington St.,  Eagle Pass
Blessed Sacrament School                         PK3-8         (956) 722-1222      1501 N. Bartlett Ave., Laredo
Mary Help of Christians School                 PK3-8         (956) 722-3966      10 E. Del Mar Blvd., Laredo
St. Augustine Elementary/Middle School    PK3-8         (956) 724-1176      1300 Galveston St., Laredo

St. Augustine High School                       9-12             (956) 724-8131      1300 Galveston St., Laredo


The Office of Catholic Schools and the Diocese of Laredo is implementing several accommodations for registered students and teachers and staff of SJDCS, starting with the opportunity to enroll at the other Catholic schools of our diocese. The principals and administration invite families to explore their campuses, which value a Christ-centered education within a welcoming and loving community. Just as critically, all SJDCS teachers are being given the opportunity to apply for teaching positions at our Catholic schools. Finally, a full refund will be issued to families who have already purchased the SJDCS school uniform. 


Dr. Guadalupe Perez, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, and Sister Beth Yoest, appointed Principal of SJDCS, take this opportunity to express their profound gratitude for the heartfelt support received from the people of the diocese. They encourage all parents who enrolled their child(ren) in San Juan Diego Catholic School, and inquiring parents, to contact and/or visit any of the Catholic schools listed above. For more information visit or call the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Laredo at (956) 753-5208.