Can students who are not Catholic attend Catholic schools?

Catholic schools welcome students of all faith, and all religious backgrounds. The teachings of God are all-inclusive, and each school welcomes students from all walks of life.

To whom should I speak with questions or concerns about my child's school?

Please contact the principal or pastor of your child's school with any questions. You can find the phone number or address via our School Directory.

Do Catholic Schools accept students on Individualized Education Plans?

Many of our schools offer academic support programs to help foster the learning of students with Individualized Learning Plans and 504s.

Will my child be welcome in Catholic schools?

Yes. Catholic schools celebrate diversity. The word Catholic means universal, and our schools strive to make every child welcome in the classroom, playground, and lunchroom. A Catholic school is a close-knit community; there is a place for everyone, regardless of income, ethnicity, or race.

How do I request Financial Aid?

Each school has its own financial aid parameters and programs. Please contact the school’s admissions personnel to acquire this information.

Does my child need to take an entrance exam?

Incoming 9th-graders need to take the High School Placement Test prior to the start of their freshmen year. This test helps determine acceptance and course placement for students.

Can a Catholic school provide my child with the same opportunities as a taxpayer-funded school?

Yes. Catholic School students outperform their public-school counterparts on nearly every measure, including standardized tests.

Can I afford a Catholic school education?

Yes. Many students come from varying backgrounds and socio-economic status. Opportunities are provided through financial aid

Do Catholic schools provide a safe and secure environment for my child?

Yes. Catholic schools are strong and tight-knit communities that welcome all. Administration, faculty, staff, students and parents work together to create a harmonious and joyous environment for all to feel safe both physically and emotionally. With generally smaller class sizes, classrooms are more structured, and all students are able to receive the attention and help they need. 

What do Catholic schools offer that differ from other school options?

Catholic schools are rooted in the Roman Catholic faith, which cannot be experienced in public schools. Faith is a part of every subject and this focus allows students to fully grow and mature in spiritual health and become their true selves.

Will a Catholic school education help my child achieve success after High School?

Yes. Catholic school students are more likely to attend college than their peers in other academic settings. The Catholic curriculum is intended and designed to help students meet or exceed the entrance requirements for state and private colleges and universities.

How do Catholic Schools teach the sciences and incorporate the arts?

Many of our schools are teaching STREAM - Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math. STREAM demonstrates how faith, individual academic disciplines and life itself work together. It provides a challenging trans-disciplinary learning environment focused on the integration of the STREAM content areas through the lens of the Catholic faith, and also builds 21st-century competencies needed for success in school and future careers. (This STREAM explanation is adapted from the National Catholic Educational Association.)