Celebrate Catholic Schools Week
On November 7,2017, Fr. John Peter Swminathan announced that Mr. Steve Lykes accepted the principal position at Holy Trinity School in Okarche. Mr. Lykes was introduced to the faculty and staff at Holy Trinity on Thursday, November 17th and to parents later that evening. He will take over responsibilities from Joana Camacho, Interim Principal and Archdiocesan Associate Superintendent, on January 1, 2017.
Mr. Lykes attended Bishop McGuinness High School, the University of Central Oklahoma and has more
than 40 years of teaching experience. He has taught at Mount St. Mary High School, Casady School
and, most recently, at Piedmont Public School
Welcome to the web page for the Office of Catholic Schools. We are proud of our Catholic School system which consists of eighteen elementary schools, a school for autistic children, and two high schools. Moreover, we are grateful for our partnership between the families who choose Catholic education and those who minister in a variety of capacities in our schools.
We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and that our schools are present to work to support parents in their efforts to form not only well educated young people, but also people who live out their faith in a world sorely in need of hope, love and integrity. We wish to share our deep and profound love for our Church and assist families in raising generations of people who are dedicated to living in right relationship with God, to making tough moral choices rooted in the teachings and traditions of the Church, and to recognizing Christ's presence in everyone we encounter.
To accomplish these goals, the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City seek to offer excellent academic and co-curricular programs that are infused with religious truth and values reflecting Christ's Gospel call to love one another. We are committed to preparing students for life in today's Church and society. Therefore our focus is grounded upon the development of the whole person of the student, spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically.
We encourage you to explore the web pages of the many excellent Catholic Schools of our Archdiocese. We firmly believe you will immediately recognize our common mission to love and serve God. In addition, you will see the unique and diverse character of each school community as all of them strive to reflect Christ's presence to all who walk through the doors and return to the world as disciples.
We hope you will choose Catholic education for your children. While such a choice involves sacrifice, it is an investment not only in the future of your child, but also in our world. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to make further inquiries.
Cris Carter, Ph.D.
Former Superintendent of Catholic Schools