In 2002, Bishop Gregory Aymond authorized a feasibility study to determine if a Catholic high school in the north Austin area would attract sufficient demand and support to justify establishing one. Following a comprehensive effort to gather and analyze the demographic data, a Steering Committee was established and land was purchased. Soon after, a case statement for the Capital Campaign was developed which outlined the need for the school and the plans for construction. On October 12, 2008, construction commenced on St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School. Phase one of construction included 83,690 square feet of new construction, housing 13 classrooms, two science learning centers with laboratories, a computer learning center, a library/media center, a fine arts suite and art studio, a gym, administrative offices, a conference room, student health and teachers’ work suites and three leveled athletic fields. The school opened in the fall, 2009 and has grown quickly from 86 students to 365 students in four short years.
Our Patron Saint
The Patron Saint of St. Dominic Savio Catholic is a teenager that Pope Pius XI described as "small in size, but a towering giant in spirit." Dominic Savio was born on April 2, 1843 at San Giovanni di Riva, which is near Turin, Italy. Dominic was one of ten children born to Carlo and Birgitta Savio. A prayerful and promising student of St. John Bosco, Dominic was an ordinary young person with an extraordinary love of God. Dominic once said "I can't do big things, but I want everything to be for the glory of God."
Dominic was an example of childhood holiness. He was nourished by the sacraments and held firm to his Marian devotion. On a visit to Turin, John Bosco's mother commented to her son: "You have many good boys, but none can match the good heart and soul of St. Dominic Savio. I see him often at prayer, staying after the others; every day he slips out of the playground to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament. When he is in Church, he is like an angel living in paradise." Unfortunately, Dominic died from tuberculosis on March 9, 1857. He was canonized on June 12, 1954.
Our School Crest
Our crest symbolizes our Core Values of faith, scholarship and witness. The cross represents faith. The lamp represents wisdom gained from scholarship. The stripes represent discipline. The star represents Texas, the Lone Star State, and light. In order to witness faith, scholarship and service, we need light.