Cascia Hall Preparatory School
Infobox Secondary school
name = Cascia Hall Preparatory School
Roman Catholic, Augustinian, Private secondary
students = approximately 20,000
established = 1926
oversight = Rev. Bernard C. Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D.
grades = 6-12
mascot = Commandos
newspaper = The Cascian
yearbook = The Towers
website = [http://www.casciahall.org/]
Cascia Hall Preparatory School was established by the
Augustiniansas a Catholic schoolfor boys in 1926 by Francis Driscollin Tulsa, Oklahomaat the request of Bishop Francis Kelley. It is accredited by the North Central Association.
Notable alumni include former
Governor of Oklahoma Frank Keating, former Mayors of Tulsa Robert LaFortuneand Bill LaFortune, and Bill Hader, cast member of Saturday Night Live. In addition, Chicago Bearshead coach Lovie Smith's first head coaching job was at Cascia.
Student Enrollment is approximately 600. The school is one of four Catholic high schools in Oklahoma, the other three being Bishop Kelley, also located in Tulsa, Mount St. Mary's and Bishop McGuinness are located in
Oklahoma City. The two Tulsa schools often conduct spiritual programs, such as retreats (namely Kairos), together.
Cascia Hall prides itself on academic excellence and athletic superiority, of which National Merit Finalists and state championships result. In 2007, Cascia Hall had six National Merit Semifinalists and won the state championship in Boys' and Girls' Soccer, Tennis, and class 2A Football.
St Ritaof Cascia was wife, mother (of twins), and after the murder of her husband and the death her two sons, she spent 40 years as a nun living the Rule of St. Augustine in the monastery of Saint Mary Magdalen at Cascia. She now is a pre-eminent Augustiniansaint, canonized in 1900.
* [http://www.casciahall.org/ Cascia Hall Preparatory School] Homepage
* [http://www.augnet.org/ Augnet] International Cooperative Web Site for Schools in the Tradition of St. Augustine
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