Four years ago, vacant buildings on the St. Angela School campus were demolished; a sad day for many whose childhoods had included those buildings, but a day of promise for today’s scholars. With the generous help of alumni and other friends, St. Angela has built a campus that is a testament to their belief in the future of the school. They now have a soccer field—and a burgeoning soccer program. St. Angela School is increasingly green, the newest of their trees having been planted by their 8th graders this past fall. They have outdoor classrooms, a beautiful, shaded playground, a four-season prayer garden surrounding the statue of St. Angela that once graced the façade of the church. An engraved brick garden, dedicated to the memory of generations of students and teachers, tells the story of their first one hundred years.
The work on their campus isn’t finished and neither is their work on the old buildings. In October, an artist began covering the south wall of the school with a beautiful, colorful mural that celebrates St. Angela School children. The mural represents the fulfillment of a promise St. Angela School made the Austin community—their neighborhood—when those bulldozers first arrived years ago, “we’re not going anywhere. We are here to stay.”
St. Angela School will continue to serve these children. “We will keep them safe, give them fields to run on, gardens to read in, trees to shade their rest. We are committed to our work, and we are deeply grateful to all those who support it.”
For more information about St. Angela School, their people and their programs, please visit their website: www.saintangela.org.
St. Angela School