Welcome to O’Connell College Prep School

Regain the Competitive Ground Lost from COVID-19

Starting January 5th, 2021, we are offering several courses for both the advanced 8th grade student as well as High School level students that would like to either get a head start on High School level credits, or begin the preparation for their College career.


O’Connell College Preparatory School seeks to develop competence, conscience and compassion in our students through a challenging program of spiritual, academic, social, and extra-curricular activities.

8th Grade Courses.

Is your student looking to get a head start on their high school career? Let our team of education professionals help your student prepare for success. Browse our selection of courses and get ahead of the curve today!

9th – 12th Grade Courses.

Are you looking to expand your student’s current home school curriculum? Browse our selection of advanced high school courses that will help hone your student’s skills to college level expectations.

Classes start August 13th, 2021.

– Limited Spaces Available –

Contact Us Today For More Info:

O’Connell College Preparatory School

1320 Tremont St, Galveston, TX 77550

Phone: 409-756-5534

Hear more from our community:

“We as students were taught so many valuable skills above and beyond the subjects themselves – time management, note-taking, the benefit of practice and repetition, good study skills, and the art of personal responsibility.  Grammar and composition classes helped me immeasurably when it came time to write scholarship and college-level essays, and mathematically, much of what was assigned in my freshman year of college was material covered in my sophomore year at OC.  I feel truly indebted to my O’Connell teachers for the education I received, their kind guidance, and for helping to make my transition into college so smooth.”  

Gianni Rodriguez-c/o 2015

“The best gift I ever gave my son was the gift of a Catholic education at O’Connell Prep, Galveston Island. My son learned things that he would have not learned in public school, in a small, loving, and caring environment. The teachers at O’Connell provide the personal attention that helped his academics flourish. The teachers are some of the most dedicated folks you will ever meet, and they always held my son accountable while providing excellent guidance. The coaches taught him life lessons that will benefit him throughout life, and the team spirit and friendships established will remain with him for life. This small and mighty school is worth the investment! Our O’Connell family experience is one we would never trade.” 

Amy Brennan Larison-c/o 2019 parent

“The teachers and staff at OConnell care about each student individually.  As I look back on my years at O’Connell, I can see how the experiences I had academically, athletically, and socially have helped guide me to become the adult I am today.  The nurturing environment has carried over into my nursing career, helping me pass on the compassion I was given.”

Katie Ramon-c/o 2011  

“As a college preparatory high school, O’Connell really pushed me to reach my full potential both in life and academically. The faculty and staff during my time at OC really challenged me to recognize and trust in the abilities God equipped me with.”

Erial Cromie-c/o 2016

“O’Connell provided me with teachers who truly care about their students. This personal connection allowed me to understand the academic material and to access help whenever needed. My OC classes prepared me for college through good study habits, applicable material, and time management skills. Most importantly, they provided me with a support system to encourage me along the way.”

Madeleine Mallia-c/o 2016