From the Principal
Mr. Chris Moeller, Principal
Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo Academy, a dynamic parochial school that provides a quality academic program guided by our Catholic faith. As a learning and faith community, we have been serving the needs of our parish for over sixty years. Many of our graduates go on to Catholic high school and many are active community leaders in the fields of business, education, medicine, and science. As a testimony to the quality of the school, it is important to note that many of our children are the sons and daughters and even grandchildren of our alumni.
Several things make this a vibrant place to learn. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the students and are active in implementing new curriculum and educational programs. Our parents are serious about their role as the primary educators of their children and generously contribute their time, talents, and treasure. Our pastor and parish actively support the academy with their volunteer work, allocation of resources, and continued prayers. Our students are a diverse group of children with a wealth of talents and God given abilities. Through this partnership of people, we have created a place that welcomes newcomers, cultivates the potential of our student body, and guides all in their faith journey.
St. Charles Borromeo Parish was established in 1946 by Bishop Charles Buddy to serve the residents of Loma Portal and the large government housing project of the Midway area. In 1947, just one year after the parish was founded, the academy was established. The academy opened on September 18, 1947, with grades kindergarten through eight. An order of religious women from Staten Island, New York, the Daughters of Divine Charity, provided twelve sisters to staff the school. The Daughters of Divine Charity continued to work at the academy and provided a principal for the school until 1986.
Since 1986, the school has had a lay person as administrator and has had a faculty of lay and religious members. In the past several years, the faculty has been made up of dedicated lay teachers. In 1997 renovations were done to lessen the impact of the noise from Lindbergh Field Airport. In 2001 the PTG modernized the computer lab and began plans for a preschool. The Parish and Academy, in partnership with Shea Homes Foundation, opened the Preschool in the Fall of 2009.
We invite you to come and visit us. I have no doubt that your entire family will feel comfortable from the moment that you step on our wonderful campus.
Go Warriors and God Bless,
Mr. Christopher Moeller