President & Principal's Message

Bob Schmidt

Welcome to Juan Diego Academy!


Our Catholic school community is a partnership based on mutual respect and love between students, teachers, parents, and our local community providing the highest quality learning experience that will equip young people with the tools they need to be successful college students and committed Christian leaders. Research consistently shows that Catholic schools outperform all other schools in academic performance and college success. We invite you to learn more about the good things that are happening at JDA and consider how you can give the gift of a Catholic high school education to someone you love. 


More than 150 years ago, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate used our present campus site as an important rest stop on their journey by horseback between Brownsville and the mission in Roma. Their courageous witness and missionary zeal were instrumental in forming and nurturing the present-day Catholic Church in the Rio Grande Valley. They are the model for the complete Juan Diego student: a person who seeks justice, models devotion, and becomes an active participant in the Church and our world. 


I hope you will join me in helping to nurture and shape the future of the Church by supporting our efforts here at Juan Diego Academy. 



Bob Schmidt 

President & Principal


Archived President & Principal's Message
5208 South FM 494
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 583-2752

Fax: (956) 583-3782