When Loretto Academy was founded by the Sisters of Loretto in San Elizario, TX, in 1879, it was the first Catholic preparatory school for women in the Southwest. Here, young women could receive a rigorous and challenging education is a supportive environment. Loretto, at its present site, was established in 1923 by Mother Praxedes as a celebration of faith in God's love for us. The Academy is rooted in rich heritage and continues as a strong response to that love. Today, Loretto is home to an active co-educational pre-school and elementary school as well as a middle school and high school program designed for young women.
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