St. Anthony School is an International Baccalaureate World School for the Primary School Programme-one of five authorized in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the only Charter School so designated. St. Anthony is rated by the Texas Education Agency as a "Superior Achievement-Exemplary" school district. No Child Left Behind recognized 100 percent of St. Anthony teachers as "highly qualified."
And 95 percent of St. Anthony students meet State mandated grade level standards.
We are committed to educating the whole child. In 2018, we met (State of Texas Highest Rating) Standards: State Distinction Awards: Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA, Social Studies, Top 25% Closing The Performance Gap, Postsecondary Readiness Distinction.
The Community Center provides the vital bridge between school and home and supports the school's mission by providing quality academic, arts education, social enrichment and physical activities.
The school serves 320 students in kindergarten through eighth grades, 154 boys and 166 girls. All students are of African American/Latino descent and of those 80 percent are economically disadvantaged as measured by participation in free and reduced lunch programs. Our students reside primarily in South Dallas, Oak Cliff and Pleasant Grove.
The Community Center serves about 500 students and parents from St. Anthony School plus individuals in the surrounding community. It offers year-round intensive, academically focused out-of-school-time programming designed to support academic achievement for students, to provide classes and workshops for parents to develop better skills and to build a solid partnerships among parents, students and teachers that places learning first and foremost.
The Community Center offers five programs: Afterschool, Academic Odyssey (which helps at-risk students catch up to grade levels on Saturdays), Creative Minds (for literacy, performing and visual arts instruction) and Parent Resource Academy (to enable parents to support their child's ability to learn and thrive in school and in the community) and Summer Camp (to provide a fun, safe, healthy, enriching environment to close the summer gap).
For 70 years, St. Anthony School & Community Center has been located in an under-served, urban-decaying neighborhood that remains hardest hit by decades of economic decline. Yet, children in this community desperately need and deserve St. Anthony services. And for the past 15 years as an award winning school, academically and athletically, we wish to continue preparing our students with the tomorrow's technology.
St Anthony School & Community Center
Current and Future Needs
Expand the community center space
Afterschool and summer camp scholarships
Upgrade 70 stackable chairs (current ones are 16 years old)
Upgrade hot water tank for the community center
Hiring a FT nurse/counselor
Hiring a part-time art teacher
Create a school-community recycling program