School History

SS Cyril Methodius SchoolSS. Cyril and Methodius School, is a cultural and spiritual force in the parish community, developing from a unit of four classrooms to a physical plant of sixteen classrooms, a library, and a computer lab.   The progress of the school is directly attributed to the cooperation among the priests, school faculty, school parents and the parish community.

Sisters of the Holy Ghost arrived here in September, 1954,  and found an eager prospective student body of six hundred children and only eight classrooms in which to receive them. Due to the shortage of teachers and classroom space, it was necessary to schedule double sessions and the staff found itself woefully short of materials and equipment. Classes were begun with a staff of four Sisters and three lay teachers working with Sister Zita, the first principal. Mrs. O. J. Jaloway was the first president of the hastily organized P.T.O., which set to work immediately with the Men's Club and other parish organizations to provide the school with the needed materials and equipment. Two more Sisters joined the faculty the following year and three additional classrooms relieved the overcrowded classes.

The Sixties saw the number of classrooms raised to sixteen and the Library and Science Room were ready for use in 1966. The increase in enrollment necessitated enlarging the teaching staff with additional lay teachers and a librarian joining the staff that year.

The consolidation of all parochial seventh and eighth grade class units into two junior high schools made SS. Cyril and Methodius a central elementary school for several parishes in September, 1969.SSCMC School Staff & Students

At the present time, SS. Cyril and Methodius School serves students in Kinder Three through Fifth grade. We follow a year-round calendar with school beginning in August and ending in June each year. The school offers a strong academic curriculum with Religion and service projects emphasized. Computer science, library research and a fine arts program is offered. We also hold membership in the Inter-Parochial Sports League and offer after-school care and an intercessory program.

We are accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department and hold membership in the National Catholic Education Association. The school continues to work closely with the parish community.