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About Father Yermo Catholic School

Father Yermo Catholic School, a ministry of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Poor since 1958, promotes and evangelizes the children and youth in this border region through an integral education, based on strong Catholic values, giving preference to the poor and preparing them to face the challenges of a multicultural complex society. Educators foster excellence through critical thinking skills, innovative and rigorous curriculum. Father Yermo, a co-ed 4K-12th grade school, is a family and service oriented community that offers personalized, compassionate attention to students through communication and mutual respect.

About Our History

About Our History

When the sisters Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Poor arrived in El Paso in 1919, their main purpose was to take care of children of working women in the border city.

They founded AsiloGuadalupano in central El Paso and Sacred Heart of Jesus Orphanage in the outskirts of the city. They wanted to be part of the border life and share with the immigrants their charisma of promotion and evangelization of the poor. During the Mexican Religious persecution in 1926, Bishop Schuler gave the sisters shelter and they ministered in different towns and locations, including Fort Stockton, Fabens, Presidio, Alpine, and Marfa.

This circumstance gave the sisters a new perspective. While they learned the culture of the Southwest, they understood the reality of the Mexican immigrants and their limitation of the English language. When new vocations entered the congregation, they undertook the administration of parochial schools in Alpine, Marfa and Hebronville. They founded Father Yermo Elementary on September 8, 1958 and the High School two years later, on 1960. Father Yermo Schools obtained accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI) in 1966 and, together with the other Diocesan parochial schools, from the Texas Education Agency.

Father Yermo High School was the first Catholic school in Texas to undergo the joint dual visit from SACS-CASI and Texas Catholic Conference when TEA stopped its accreditation of private schools. Father Yermo Schools has consistently been accredited in good standing by the two agencies for more than 42 years.


The educational philosophy of Father Yermo Catholic School is based on the charisma received from the Founder, Saint Jose Maria de Yermo y Parres.

The school community is formed by Sisters, students, faculty, collaborators, parents, friends and benefactors dedicated to shape the heart of the child from a very young age, with a solid and long life foundation, based on the principles and values of the Gospel through an “integral education that encompasses spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical and social aspects of the human being.” (SJMYP Conference, 09/08/1890). There are three fields in the evangelization and promotion of the students: 1) The belief in transcendence that promotes a constant dialogue between faith and life, faith and culture; 2) The value of human dignity displayed in a clean environment, personal tidiness and respect for creation. 3) The practice of service that helps them discover their own individual gifts and skills and put them to the service of others for the good of the community.

• The Father Yermo community:

• Promotes the values of love, kindness, liberty, responsibility, justice, service, respect, punctuality and discipline.

• Believes that the student is the protagonist of his/her own formation.

• Provides opportunities for worship by gathering for the Eucharist, daily prayer and the living of Sacraments at school and at home.

• Promotes justice by the sharing of gifts with others who are more in need.

• Believes that parents have the mission and the right to choose the education they want for their children and in this plan of education, their testimony of life is crucial.

• The religious community obeys with humility all the directions of the Catholic Church, manifesting love, adherence and respect to the Pope, and instills the same convictions in the community.

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