Mother Teresa School FAQs

Mother Teresa Catholic School FAQs

Catholic schools are pivotal and irreplaceable in transforming young people into a full version of themselves. Having Catholic schools in the right place, at the right time, to serve not only our current Catholics but also our future saints and scholars is paramount to the future generations of young people in our neighborhoods, our cities, our state, and our world. Catholic education offers numerous benefits, emphasizing a holistic approach to nurturing individuals academically, spiritually, and morally. Students often develop a strong sense of moral values, discipline, and a commitment to community service, fostering a well-rounded character.

The future of Mother Teresa Catholic School; doing business as Mother Teresa Catholic School will be at the Northwest corner of Independence and Main in Frisco on a 28-acre tract of land.  

From extensive surveys, research studies, and community engagement, we know that Collin County has grown 11 percent over the last five years and has a continued projected growth trend. Our growing Parish numbers represent this growth, as the Northern part of our community now represents one-quarter of the Diocesan population. This growth comes with opportunity. Currently, only 12 percent of our elementary schools are in the area to serve Catholic families. Our research demonstrates that parents and families strongly desire a Catholic school in the regiion. They’re predominantly looking for a program that provides their children access to superior academics, a Catholic environment, and one near their home.

An aspirational goal is to open in the Fall 2026. This survey will help determine the phasing of grade openings with an ultimate goal of enrolling a full PreK-3 to 8th grade elementary school.

Parents and families are calling, yearning, for an education committed to academic excellence, incorporates spirituality, teaches service to others, and is demographically representative and celebratory of their communities and identities. As Pope Benedict says, “A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this. Help all its students to become saints.” Our school will make scholars and saints.

The Collin County Catholic School focuses on that which captivates, inspires, amplifies, and educates in faith to cultivate the mind, and heart, an enkindling of excitement for service and hope. We recognize parents as the primary educators of their children; therefore, effective collaboration and communication with families as partners are essential to the success of our students. We envision our communities nurturing, empowering, developing, and promoting collective accountability for children, discovering vocation in their lives, and awareness and action to ensure everyone is valued.

We have different gifts according to the grace given to us. If your gift is prophesying, use it in proportion to your faith. If it is serving, serve well; if it is teaching, teach; if it is encouraging, encourage others; if it is contributing to the needs of others, give generously; if it is leadership, govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, do it cheerfully. 

Romans 12:5-8

By naming our school after Mother Teresa, we aim to instill in our students the values of empathy, generosity, and service to others. We believe that her legacy serves as a powerful example for our school community, encouraging students to not only excel academically but also to actively contribute to making the world a better place through acts of kindness and service.

Catholic education offers numerous benefits, emphasizing a holistic approach to nurturing individuals academically, spiritually, and morally. Students develop a strong sense of moral values, discipline, and a commitment to community service, fostering a well-rounded character. Faith formation is an important component of every Catholic School. Our schools ultimately form individuals who are capable of putting faith into action within their daily lives.

The curriculum in Catholic schools aligns with stat educational requirements but incorporates a distinct focus on religious studies. While covering core subjects, and exploratory courses, our Catholic schools emphasize moral education, theology, and values to provide a comprehensive learning experience. Developed in the Diocese of Dallas in partnership with Via Learning, our Saints and Scholars Curriculum Standards integrate faith and rigor across content areas. Curriculum implementation on our campuses began in 2019, and is ongoing across our 26 Diocesan elementary schools.

Schools within the Catholic Diocese of Dallas maintain favorable teacher-to-student ratios and are aligned with ratios of the State and the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops Education Department. This allows for more personalized attention, fostering a supportive learning environment where educators can guide students both academically and spiritually.

Our schools have specific behavioral expectations rooted in moral and ethical principles. Students are encouraged to uphold core values such as respect, kindness, and integrity, contributing to a positive and disciplined school culture.

We estimate the per student tuition will range between $11,000 – $14,000 in 2026-27. Need-based financial aid will be available. These options aim to make Catholic education accessible to a diverse range of students, regardless of their financial circumstances. Through the Halo Initiative, diocesan endowments, and partner organizations, the diocese provides upwards of $2.3 million in direct, need-based financial aid each year. 

Catholic schools strive for diversity in their student body, welcoming individuals from various backgrounds and beliefs. This commitment to inclusivity enhances the educational experience by fostering a community that reflects the broader society.

All Catholic schools prioritize community service and social justice initiatives. Students are encouraged to engage in activities that promote compassion, empathy, and a commitment to addressing societal issues, aligning with the principles of Catholic social teaching.

Catholic schools are known for their strong academic reputation, emphasizing rigorous coursework and character development. Students graduate well-prepared for college or the career of their choice, equipped with a solid foundation in academics, ethics, and values.

At the heart of the mission of every Catholic school is the development of each child. We are driven first to aid students in strengthening their understanding of God’s presence in their lives, which drives their understanding of their inherent dignity and that of others. Our schools support students’ spiritual growth through religious education, prayer, and opportunities for reflection. Pastoral care programs and spiritual retreats provide students with the tools to explore and deepen their faith.

While our Catholic schools are founded on religious principles, attendance is not restricted to Catholic students. Mother Teresa Catholic School will welcome students of various faiths, promoting an inclusive environment that encourages dialogue and understanding. Baptism is not a requirement for admission.  

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