The growing Catholic population in North Georgia continues to bless our Catholic schools with robust enrollment at most schools. During the 2014-2015 school year, 11,644 students were enrolled in our 18 Archdiocesan and seven Independent Catholic Schools. In addition, our 31 parish preschool programs serve approximately 3,000 children in programs located throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The mission statement for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta states, “Our schools are committed to providing quality education in an environment of spiritual, intellectual and moral formation in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.” Excellence in faith formation and outstanding academic preparation are hallmarks of our schools.
In his address to the Congregation for Catholic Education, Pope Francis stated, “Catholic education is one of the most important challenges for the Church, currently committed to new evangelisation in an historical and cultural contest that is undergoing constant transformation.” Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are committed to the education of the whole child – mind, body and spirit – so that students may be given the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential in a safe and nurturing environment.
During the 2015-2016 school year, the Office of Catholic Schools will begin the process of updating its strategic plan for Catholic schools for the next several years. Building upon prior recommendations from The Catholic University of America’s Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools (2008), we will update our goals and major initiatives as we strive to maintain the affordability and accessibility of our schools.
Please feel free to further explore the website for the Office of Catholic Schools and the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the websites for each of our 25 Catholic schools. These websites are easily accessible through the numerous links found on the “Find a School” tab.
Thank you for your interest in and support of the mission of Catholic education. Our contact information provides e-mail links to the staff of the Office of Catholic Schools; please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or desire additional information.
Diane Starkovich, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools