A Long History of Excellence

Cascia Hall Preparatory School was founded in 1926 by the Order of St. Augustine.  Originally, the school was a day school and boarding school for young men in grades 7 – 12. In 1986, to adapt to the changing needs of the local community, Cascia Hall became a co-educational day school for students in grades 6-12.

The school is still owned and operated by the Augustinians at its original 40-acre campus in Midtown Tulsa.  Cascia Hall opened its doors to a total of 25 students in August, 1926, and six young men comprised its first graduating class in 1929. Today, the total enrollment is closer to 545 with graduating classes around 85-90 young men and women.

The first structures on campus included the 1926 classroom building (with the tower entrance) and the monastery which housed the boarders on the third floor. Today, the campus facilities include three additional classroom buildings, a Library Media Center, dining hall/activities center, performing arts center, and chapel. The extensive athletic facilities include a stadium and eight-lane track, two gymnasiums, a strength and fitness center, eight locker rooms, eight tennis courts, a baseball field, wrestling/cheer building, and all-purpose field.

Over the last 90 plus years, more than 100 Augustinian priests and brothers have served at Cascia Hall as administrators, faculty, and coaches. They have helped prepare thousands of students for college and for life with challenging academics, enriching activities, and spiritual direction. There is a long list of successful alumni who have excelled in every walk of life, leading commendable and rewarding lives directly related to the education and inspiration received at Cascia Hall.

Saint Augustine (Sermon 169, 15.18)

Always improve, always go forward, always make progress... so that you may become that which you are not yet.

The School Seal

The seal of the school is derived from the seal of the Augustinian Order.

The main element of the seal is the heart which is symbolic of God's Love for each of us and the love we are called to share with each other.

The book is the Scriptures - The Word of God. We are called not only to read the word, but to know it and to live it.

The cross is the symbol of our salvation in Christ; it is a sign of hope even in the midst of suffering and death.

The miter (hat) and crosier (staff) are symbols of St. Augustine in his role of bishop. St. Augustine's philosophy of education is the basis of our philosophy at Cascia Hall. His words still guide and direct us.

The cincture (belt) reminds us of the role of Augustine as a founder and member of a religious community. The Augustinian priests and brothers who administrate Cascia Hall still wear cinctures as part of their religious habit.

The words under the seal "Veritas, Unitas and Caritas" i.e. "Truth, Unity and Love" are not just words; they are the core values of Cascia Hall that we hope are inculcated into every aspect of our school. (On some seals of the order, the words "Tolle Lege - i.e. "Take Up and Read" represent the words that Augustine heard during his conversion to take up the Scriptures and live them).

The date, 1926, indicates the year Cascia Hall opened its doors for the first time.