Members of Cathedral High School community are part of the global mission of Christian education begun by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the largest Roman Catholic order dedicated to teaching, and their partners.
As a Lasallian Catholic institution, Cathedral High School can trace its origins to a priest and educational innovator of 17th century France, Saint John Baptist de La Salle. Born in 1651, Delasalle began a new system of Christian Schools in which the teachers assist parents in the educational, ethical and religious formation of their children. To continue his vision, Delasalle founded the Delasalle Christian Brothers. In Latin, the group's name is Fratres Scholarum Christianarum: the "FSC" often seen after a Brother's name. The spiritual and educational insights of Delasalle are the foundations of the Lasallian community.
Today, the Lasallian community, the ongoing home of Delasalle's tradition and spirit, is alive and functioning in 82 countries of the world and in more than 1,000 educational institutions. The Delasalle Christian Brothers, along with 100,000 Lasallian colleagues, serve more than 1,000,000 students and their families worldwide. Here in the United States there are more than one hundred Lasallian educational institutions.
Cathedral High School, founded in 1925, is part of the New Orleans-Santa Fe Province of Lasallians. It is part of the Diocese of El Paso educational system.
A Cathedral High School education, inspired by St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers, touches the heart of each student, inspiring them to surpass their own expectations, achieve academic success, and embrace their mission to become faithful husbands, loving fathers, honest workers, loyal citizens and servants of the Church.