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Rooted in the God who loves us, we are missionary disciples through evangelization.

Since opening its doors in 1957, Christ the King Schools have challenged students to work toward their full potential. Faculty, staff, and parents work together to provide a trusting and disciplined environment focused on academic excellence, character, and faith development. Want to know more about Christ the King Schools? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


Christ the King Schools’ curriculum provides an academic program of excellence firmly rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Christian faith. Our challenging curriculum is both diocesan and state-approved through our accreditation. In addition to core subject classes, we offer religion classes, multiple elective options, and dual credit classes.  

For a more detailed curriculum for your child’s grade level, please call the school 806-795-8283.

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Faith Development

Christ the King Schools teaches Judeo-Christian values in the Catholic tradition. We strive to apply all aspects of our faith into all subjects as well as the everyday routine of our students’ lives. Combining the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, catechetical materials, and a variety of prayer services helps our children on their path to developing a personal relationship with Christ through the Church and greater Christian community. Students participate in daily prayer services and weekly mass celebrations, as well as religious instruction that includes sacramental preparation. Notably, respect and appreciation for other religious beliefs are essential to our efforts, and non-Catholics are welcomed at our school.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me about Christ the King?

Christ the King School was established in 1957. When the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock was formed from parts from the Dioceses of Amarillo and San Angelo in 1983, Christ the King Parish became the Cathedral parish, and the school’s name was changed to Christ the King Cathedral School. In 2019 the Diocese announced that the high school would become a diocesan school with financial support coming from parishes across the Diocese of Lubbock. In April 2022, the Diocese of Lubbock announced that Christ the King Cathedral School would also transition to a diocesan school with support from the Diocese of Lubbock beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. This transition would bring all grades PreK-3 through high school under the umbrella of the Diocese. Our professional staff in all grades guide students in their educational journey to grow as unique individuals in the spirit of Jesus Christ towards spiritual maturity. Our knowledgeable faith-filled faculty is committed to providing strong academic and development programs which enable children to achieve their full potential while meeting the challenge of an ever changing world. We welcome all faiths and strive to meet the individual needs of each student.

How is Christ the King accredited?

Christ the King School is accredited by the Education Department of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB). The TCCB designs and accredits Catholic schools throughout the state of Texas with the full support of the Texas Catholic Bishops. The TCCB is an approved Texas private schools accreditation body that carries the Texas Education Agency (TEA) endorsement.

What is the average class size?

Pre-K and Elementary classes average twelve to twenty students per class, while Junior High and High School classes average fifteen to twenty-five students per class. In general, we have two classes per grade level in elementary, while junior high and high school students are departmentalized so students are grouped in learning communities.

What extracurricular activities are available for students to participate in at Christ the King?

Students have the opportunity to choose from many extracurricular activities. Junior high students can participate in 6-man football, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, track, tennis, and golf. CTK junior high athletes compete in the West Texas Christian Athletes Association (WTCAA) along with other private school junior highs in the region. For those with academic aspirations National Junior Honor Society is also an option. As a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), high school students can compete in 6-man football, volleyball, cheerleading, cross-country, basketball, track, tennis, and golf. High school students can also participate in student council, and those with good grades can become members of National Honor Society as well as the mathematics honor society Mu Alpha Theta.

What does it cost to attend Christ the King?

We strive to keep tuition rates low so that as many families as possible can choose to provide their children with a Catholic education, regardless of financial circumstances. Tuition fees are set annually by the administration and the school’s financial advisory committee to stay as reasonable as possible. Financial aid programs are available for students through several endowed scholarship funds managed through various foundations. The Adopt-a-Student Program also provides funding for financial aid. Applications for these programs are submitted each spring via the FACTS Management Grant & Aid system to provide a third-party evaluation for the upcoming fall school year.

To what does Christ the King attribute its academic success?

CTK Schools offers a variety of learning experiences that develop students’ knowledge and individual ability. Junior High classes prepare students for challenges of high school classes including opportunities for dual credit courses, which prepares them for a successful college experience. CTK Schools are a member of Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) while CTK Diocesan High School is a member of Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). These memberships give students in 1st through 12th grade the opportunity to participate in a variety of art and academic competitions. Additionally, all students in 4th -12th grades compete in our annual school science fair. Many of these competitions give opportunities to advance to regional, state, and even international levels of competition giving students the tools to do well in many areas – academically, socially, and interpersonally.

What do students do post-graduation from Christ the King?

By far, most CTK graduates go to college, though other graduates have chosen to join the military service. Graduates have been accepted into dozens of colleges and universities across the U.S. both private and public. Graduates have attended the University of St. Thomas, St. Edward’s University, St. Mary’s University, University of Dallas, University of Texas San Antonio, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Texas, Rice University, Arizona State University, Auburn University, New York University, United States Air Force Academy, New Mexico State University, Texas Christian University, New Mexico Military Institute, University of California at Santa Barbara and many more. Almost $14 million in scholarship dollars has been offered to our graduates over the past ten years.

How does Christ the King communicate with parents?

CTK Schools use multiple forms of communication to inform parents of school activities and student progress throughout the year. FACTS Family Portal is used by faculty members via the internet to post students’ grades and assignments in a private access format. Additional activities, schedules, and information are also posted by administrators on FACTS Family Portal as well as the school website. Principals send weekly email updates to keep our families informed about activities and information. Our monthly newsletter, The First Friday Flash, is sent out via email on the first Friday of each month, and is posted on FACTS Family Portal and the school website. Additional information that requires parents to receive hard copies is often put in students’ weekly folders that are usually sent home on Thursdays. Individual emails are also sent by teachers to parents when needed.

What types of technology are available for students' use at Christ the King?

CTK Schools have two computer labs that are used by multiple classes from Elementary to High School. Additionally, laptop & iPad carts provide rolling computer labs for teachers to use in their individual classrooms. Teachers also use Smartboards in the classrooms and other interactive options.