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.
These are not abstractions. They’re not part of an educational “wish list.” At Catholic schools, these are tangible, visible realities forged from tradition, intellect, wisdom, and the passionate commitment of the teachers.
- Parents choose Catholic schools for their children because of high academic standards, values-added education, and a safe school environment.
- Catholic schools stress the value of self-discipline and commitment.
- Catholic school students are more likely to pray daily, attend church more often, retain a Catholic identity as an adult, and donate more to the Church.
- Catholic school students score significantly above the national averages on standardized testing.
- Research shows that because of a greater emphasis on homework and study, Catholic school students develop more effective writing skills.
- Catholic schools encourage each student to accept the challenges of being a better person in tomorrow's world.
- Tuition cost is often supplemented by the parish, so the Catholic community shares the cost of education.
- Catholic schools strive to create a special bond among the students, the home, the school, and the Church, so that all share the strong sense of community.
- In Catholic schools there is a mutual respect among students, faculty, and administrators which generates an atmosphere of care and concern.
- While not all students who come to Catholic schools are Catholic, all share experiences of faith and values.
Ultimately, a Catholic school education should prepare students to be good stewards of God’s gifts. They are active people of faith who serve others and their civic communities and become young adults who make a difference in the world.