Why Catholic Schools

Community is at the heart of all Catholic education, not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be lived. … Your students will learn to appreciate the value of community as they experience love, trust, and loyalty in your schools and educational programs, and as they learn to treat all persons as brothers and sisters created by God and redeemed by Christ.”

— Pope John Paul II in a speech to elementary, secondary, and religious education leaders in New Orleans, LA on September 12, 1987

As a parent, deciding where your child will be educated is one of the most important decisions you will make. Doing your due diligence to determine the best fit for your child is to be commended!

For generations, Catholic Schools have focused on the values that so many seek in a quality education: superior academic results; faith formation and the building of character; and a safe, caring community where your child is accepted, respected and never lost in the crowd.

At Catholic schools, these are tangible, visible realities forged from tradition, intellect, wisdom, and the passionate commitment of the region’s best teachers. So, what matters to you?

Catholic schools are different. The experience is designed to be transformational, to make a difference in the life of every student. From Day 1 at a Catholic school, your child learns in a disciplined environment…one that respects every individual…one that seeks to promote selflessness, self-control and the pursuit of faith in action:

Teachers, coaches and administrators emphasize a God-centered life of perseverance, courage conscientiousness and service to others.

Studies indicate that strong character development may correlate – as much or more than academic achievement – to later success in life

The mission of a Catholic school is to provide a faith-filled education built upon Catholic virtues and the life of Jesus Christ. This is the foundation of a meaningful life. Catholic schools point the way to personal success rooted in moral character.

People choose Catholic schools as an extension of their families. They want the values taught at home to be witnessed and lived at school. This is precisely what they get in a Catholic school community.

The Catholic school is a community where your child is accepted, respected and never lost in the crowd.  Your child’s individual interests can be encouraged and rewarded, laying the foundation for a lifetime of achievement.

Our schools are accountable, responsive, and operate according to the highest professional standards.

Families in a Catholic school are there because they choose to be there—and that makes all the difference.  Your participation is very important and we welcome your involvement.

If you care about your child’s performance, preparation and results, choose a higher standard… choose a Catholic school near you today!

“The education of children and young people is such an important task in forming them as free and responsible human beings. It affirms their dignity as an inalienable gift that flows from our original creation as children made in the image and likeness of God. And because education truly forms human beings, it is especially the duty and responsibility of the Church, who is called to serve mankind from the heart of God and in such a way that no other institution can.”

– Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis)