St. Mary of the Purification Catholic School will participate in the Galveston-Houston Catholic Athletic Association (G.H.C.A.A.) Elementary Athletic League for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. The G.H.C.A.A. Elementary Athletic League provides recreational sports opportunities to Catholic school students.  Parent volunteers facilitate the implementation of this league by helping to coach the teams and referee the games.  Teams play other Catholic school teams at Catholic school locations around the Archdiocese. Teams are made up of students in grades PreK – 6th.  Teams are typically combined as follows: PreK and Kindergarten, 1st – 3rd grades, 4th and 6th grades.  For more information regarding the G.H.C.A.A., please visit

The G.H.C.A.A. offers the following sports:

Co-ed Soccer (September – November)

Boys’ Basketball (January – March)

Girls’ Basketball (January – March)

Co-ed Track (March – May)

St. Mary’s School also offers the following sports:


Baseball (Implemented by the Dad’s Club)