Welcome to the website for the Office of Catholic Schools!
The growing Catholic population in North Georgia continues to bless our Catholic schools with robust enrollment at most schools. During the 2017-2018 school year, 11,560 students are enrolled in our 18 Archdiocesan and six Independent Catholic Schools. In addition, our 31 parish preschool programs serve approximately 2,500 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.
A brief message from Archbishop Gregory
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.
In preparation for an AdvancED Engagement Review, over 17,000 stakeholder surveys were completed to assist the Office of Catholic Schools in evaluating program effectiveness. In addition, three town hall meetings were held at our high schools to solicit strategies for ongoing improvement in our schools. An updated strategic plan will consequently be published by mid-February, 2018.
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 24 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. Let us show you what a Catholic education can provide for your children and family.
Diane Starkovich, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools