What is PSIA?

Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) is an extracurricular academic program for elementary and middle school students in private schools across the state of Texas.

What is CAAC?

Catholic Arts & Academic Competition is a contest of the Archdiocese of San Antonio that encourages students to continue their personal faith journey with the integration of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math (STREAM). CAAC also coordinates Cheer for Christ, Sing at the Cross and an Arts Showcase.

PSIA Events and Grades Eligible to Participate:

Art Memory 4-8

Mathematics 2-8

Modern Oratory 7/8

Dictionary Skills 4-8

Impromptu Speaking 7/8

Listening Skills 4-8

Maps, Graphs & Charts 4-8

Prose Interp. 4-8

Ready Writing 3-8

Music Memory 3-8

Number Sense 4-8

On-Site Drawing 6-8

Calculator 6-8

Creative Writing 1/2

Science 6-8

Vocabulary 5-8

Spelling 2-8

Storytelling 1-3

CAAC Events and Grades Eligible to Participate:

Art Memory 4/5, 6, 7/8

Knowing My Faith (test) 6, 7/8

Witness to the Word 6, 7/8

Spelling 1-4

Bible Storytelling 1, 2/3, 4/5

Music Memory (test) 4/5, 6, 7/8

Math 5-8

Innovate, Create, Discover 2/3, 4/5, 6, 7/8

*Some categories are the same in both contents and students could potentially participate in both contests*

If you have any questions regarding PSIA or CAAC please contact our coordinators Toni Miller at or Mary Beck at