Catholic Schools in the Diocese are preparing for a weeklong celebration of Catholic education, including enrolling students for next school year and introducing new students and parents to the benefits of attending a diocesan school.
Catholic Schools Week begins January 31, part of a national celebration in its 47th year. “This week focuses on the value of what is true, good, and beautiful about schools rooted in our Catholic faith,” said Dr. Brooke Tesché, Chancellor of Catholic Education.
Special events are planned at the Diocese’s 28 elementary schools, seven high schools and three special learning centers.
Demand for Catholic education was up this year as parents sought in-person learning for their students. At the beginning of the school year, there were waiting lists at 15 schools.
Many diocesan schools are now operating at capacity, so officials are encouraging families to enroll early to ensure that their slot is reserved.
Catholic education in the Diocese offers challenging academics and development of moral character in an atmosphere of compassion and faith.
Nearly 100 percent of high school students graduate, and 97 percent go on to college. Last year, high school students in the Diocese received acceptance offers from a total of 330 different colleges and universities.