Discover Our Past
Antonian was established in 1964 by the Archdiocese of San Antonio with the support of the pastors from twelve northside parishes and was originally staffed by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Antonian retains many of the innovative practices attributed to St. John Baptiste De La Salle including the integration of religious instruction with academic subjects, well-prepared teachers with a sense of vocation and mission, and the involvement of parents. Originally a school for boys Antonian transitioned to being a co-educational school in 1989.
Antonian Celebrates 32 Years of Co-Education
Preparing students academically, socially, and emotionally for higher education and life demands an environment that is reflective of the real world. The real world is comprised of men and women, and Antonian graduates are prepared to interact and work with members of the opposite sex both in college and classrooms and in the workplace. This Antonian dynamic empowers students to grow as both individuals and members of the community.
Benefits of A Co-Educational Environment
For both girls and boys, co-education provides a more realistic way of training young people to take their places naturally in the wider community of men and women; it helps to break down the misconceptions of each sex about the other and provides an excellent foundation for the development of realistic, meaningful, and lasting relationships in later life.
- Co-educational schools better reflect the diversity of our society
- Collaboration between the sexes in the classroom helps develop confidence in students, helping them excel in college and beyond as leaders
- Working together in the classroom and on projects provides boys and girls the opportunity to learn from each other intellectually, as well as socially
- Learning in a co-educational environment helps foster respect for both male and female teachers and administrators
- Co-educational schools provide students the opportunity to develop relationships with the opposite gender that are healthy; boys and girls learn to respect one another and cooperate as equals
- Co-educational schools can offer boys and girls a more extensive range of extra-curricular activities in which they can participate