About Santa Cruz Catholic School in Buda, Texas

Santa Cruz Catholic School is located in Buda, Texas just south of Austin and is the only Catholic Elementary School in Hays County. Our school is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED) and the Southern Association of Schools and receives its accrediting authority from the Texas Education Agency.We serve Pre-kindergarten 3-year-olds through 8th grade.

Our 50,000 square-foot education building at Santa Cruz houses 23 classrooms, including a music/band hall, science lab, art room,cafeteria, library, and playground.

Our school offers many programs for children and parents to engage in. Some of those programs include:

  • Athletic Programs for Grades 4 – 8 in Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • Award winning Children's Choir
  • American Heritage Girls Troop, Girls Ages 5-18
  • State of the art technology for our students
  • Religious presence from the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist
  • P.S.I.A. Academic Competition
  • Destination Imagination Competition

The SCCS curriculum is well-rounded and challenging. It meets all guidelines set forth by both the Diocese of Austin and the State of Texas.

Here at Santa Cruz, we are committed to our children's academic achievement, as well as their social, moral, emotional, spiritual and physical development as well.

Santa Cruz Catholic School is now accepting applications for the upcoming school year. We invite you to come visit our school and take a tour of our facilities.

The Mission of Santa Cruz Catholic School is to educate students to be lifelong learners and the next generation of Catholic leaders, following Christ's message of Service, Compassion, Courage, and Spirit.

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Catholic School website! I appreciate your interest in SCCS, and know that you will discover many unique qualities of our school as you visit. Santa Cruz Catholic School is a welcoming and safe community that provides an exceptional education in a faith-filled environment.

We are committed to the development of the whole child – their intellect and spirituality, as well as their social, moral, emotional, and physical development.

This multiple focus helps our students be well prepared for the academic challenges of high school and beyond. Santa Cruz Catholic School recognizes that each child is unique in God's plan, possessing individual gifts and talents. It is our plan to respect and nurture individual differences while developing each student to his or her fullest potential. Most importantly, the experiences of faith and service help our students develop a love for God and an appreciation for the value of others

I am very pleased that you have shown interest in our school. I invite you to contact our office with any further questions you may have after visiting our website, and encourage you to arrange for a tour our campus. With the start of the next school year, we serve Pre-K 3-year-olds to 8th Grade. I hope that you will contact us soon and find out for yourself why our school is so special.

I look forward to meeting you,

Santa Cruz Catholic School Principal

Schools within the Diocese of Austin do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in: (i) the admission of students; (ii) the offerings of rights, privileges, programs, or activities generally made available to their students; or (iii) the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, loan programs, athletic programs, employment practices or policies, or other school-administered programs


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Contact Information

Cardinal Crest 1100 Main St
Buda, Tx 78610
(512) 312-2137
Fax (512) 312-2143