Ground broken for new Catholic school

Epiphany of the Lord will be Katyu2019s first Catholic elementary school.

Epiphany of the Lord will be Katyu2019s first Catholic elementary school.

Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community is building an elementary school for the 2018-19 school year. Ground was broken on the site at 1530 Norwalk Drive, Katy, on June 25.


The 50,000-square-foot building will be the first Catholic elementary school in the Katy area, according to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Principal Nicholas Morgan said the school will open in phases and eventually be pre-Kindergarten age 4 through eighth-grader.


“But we are opening [pre-K through third grade] the first year and adding grades in following years,” Morgan said.


Pre-K 4 is intended for four-year-olds. Morgan said opening enrollment is expected to be about 250 students, and tuition has not been set but would likely hover around $8,000 per year.


Morgan said nearly $5.3 million was raised for the project of June 27. The school is part of a nearly $14 million master plan that includes renovations to Epiphany’s outreach center and St. Vincent de Paul Society operations.


“Phase 2 entails moving the outreach center and [St. Vincent de Paul Society] toward the front of campus to be a more visible part of our campus,” he said.


Julie Vogel, superintendent of Catholic schools for the archdiocese, said in a statement that the project was planned for several years.


“We are very excited about the opening of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic School in Katy for the 2018-19 school year,” Vogel said. “This is our only Catholic elementary school in the city of Katy, and having this school available for our Catholic families is important to the archdiocese.”



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