Central Catholic High School Announces New Principal
Mr. Michael Wohlfarth brings over 35 years of educational
experience to Texas’ oldest school for boys
SAN ANTONIO, TX –Friday, June 24, 2016– Central Catholic High School announced today the appointment of Mr. Michael Wohlfarth as the school’s new principal. Mr. Wohlfarth joins our distinguished school community after having served as Schertz-Cibolo Universal City Independent School District’s Director of Secondary Education and was formerly the principal at Byron P. Steele II High School from 2008-2015. He will replace Mr. Paul Garro, President of Central Catholic High School, who had served as both principal and president during the 2015-16 school year.
“Mike’s experience as an educator for 35 years has prepared him to be a transformational leader for our school. Under his guidance, Central Catholic will continue to develop young men of character through faith, leadership, and academics,” said Paul Garro, president of Central Catholic. “Our Marianist tradition of excellence, both in and outside the classroom, is in great hands.”
Working with Central Catholic leadership, Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, based in Boston, MA, provided search counsel and conducted an extensive nationwide search of qualified candidates for the Principal position. Finalists from across the country were then submitted to our search committee and invited to visit our campus and school community. The search committee included, parents, faculty, alumni and board members who interviewed and vetted finalists for recommendation to our Board of Directors by Paul Garro.
Mr. Wohlfarth began his career as a teacher and coach in Northside Independent School District at Pat Neff Middle School in 1981. In 1985 he moved to John Marshall High School, where he spent 10 years teaching and coaching before transitioning into the role of Vice Principal at Clemens High School. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Wohlfarth served as the Principal at Dobie Junior High School, later moving to Steele High School as Principal in 2008. After dedicating many years in schools, he decided to move to the central office where he worked as the district’s Director of Secondary Education in 2015, where he was responsible for advanced curriculum design, staff development and extracurricular activities. Mr. Wohlfarth holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University and a Master’s degree from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M – Kingsville).
“Central Catholic has been an educational leader in San Antonio since 1852. I am honored and proud to join such an amazing community devoted to developing young men in the Marianist tradition,” said Wolhfarth. “My father was a graduate from the class of 1949 and I grew up hearing stories of how Central helped shape him into the man he became. I am blessed to be able to serve this incredible school and look forward to working with the students, parents, faculty, and staff.”
Central Catholic High School is a private Roman Catholic Marianist College preparatory educational community of faith serving young men from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds. The first boys school in San Antonio and still one of the largest all-male private secondary schools in the state of Texas, Central Catholic High School remains a prestigious landmark in San Antonio and a symbol throughout South Texas of teaching excellence. To learn more, visit
Central Catholic High School is excited to offer elementary, middle school and incoming freshman boys academic enrichment and athletic summer experiences.
Register now to reserve your space. Space for all academic enrichment classes will be limited!
Our Academic Enrichment Classes will offer an enjoyable academic experience for elementary and middle school boys to engage in learning in a hands-on approach that suits a single gender education.
In addition, our Sports Camps will offer an excellent opportunity for boys to build the fundamental skills and be challenged by working directly with some of our outstanding varsity athletes and coaches. A new addition to our summer program is the Button Athletic Camp in the afternoon. This provides a full day experience for your son.
All classes and camps in the Summer of 2016 will take place at Central Catholic. However, our Baseball Camp will take place at our home field, Shovlin-Vehle Field at Kahlig Park. Baseball campers will meet at Central Catholic and be transported by bus to and from Kahlig Park.
We will be having our mass physicals for the 2015-2016 school year. All student athletes are required to have a physical on file with the Athletic Trainer. Please let us provide this service to your sons, and daughters, for the price of $25.00. Our physicals will be administered by Dr. Paul Saenz & Dr Tim Palomera with the Sport Medicine Associates of San Antonio. This will include the August Heart Cardiac Screening. Please print & fill out the physical forms located HERE & PLease complete the RankOne form below and the Electronic Forms located HERE before arrival.
Please make checks payable to Dr. Tim Palomera
When: July 21, 2016
Where: Central Catholic Gymnasuim
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30PM