Founded in 1992, St. Laurence Catholic School (SLCS) opened with 210 students in preschool through 4th grades, and has grown to be the largest, coeducational grade school in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, enrolling more than 710 students in preschool through 8th grades. SLCS is located on a 5-acre campus, adjacent to St. Laurence Catholic Parish in Sugar Land, Texas.
SLCS was fully accredited in 1995 through the Texas Catholic Conference Department of Education (TCCED) under the guidance of the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In 1996, a competitive athletics program was unveiled as well as the completion of an educational facility, which featured classrooms, a gymnasium, a media center, art and music rooms, science labs and a chapel. In 2002, another wing was completed that provided additional middle school classrooms, another computer lab, an acoustical band room and a dining hall. During the 2005-2006 school year, we were honored with the designation of Blue Ribbon School. In 2007, our accreditation was confirmed with high marks, and we received an additional accreditation from AdvancED in 2013. In 2014, St. Laurence Catholic School earned the distinction as a High Performing 2014 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence from the U.S. Department of Education. In 2015, SLCS had an accreditation visit from the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department and results provided evidence of academic excellence and strong Catholic identity.
The current educational facility features academic classrooms, art rooms, a dedicated acoustical band room, science labs, cutting edge computer and technology labs, Smart Board technology in classrooms, the Chapel of the Divine Mercy, a gymnasium, storage areas, and a dining area. Our three playgrounds were designed specifically for the age groups that use them. We are constantly updating our facilities to better meet the needs of our teachers and students.
Our school and parish are named for St. Lawrence the Martyr who was the first of seven deacons to serve the Church in the third century. When ordered to surrender the Church’s treasury to the Romans, St. Lawrence instead distributed it among the poor whom he considered to be the “real treasures” of the Church because of their faith.
Logo: An artistically rendered circle with a cross and dove symbolizing the Trinity.
Motto: “Dedicated to the Trinity of Parent, Child, and Educator”
Mascot: Leo the Lion
Teams’ Name: The Saints