Our schools are committed to providing an excellent education in an environment of spiritual, intellectual, physical and moral formation in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta serve a vital role in the educational ministry of the Church.
Dear Prospective Parents/Guardians:
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. The system of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta provides solid faith formation and academic excellence. We prepare our students for college, life’s vocations and active participation in society and in the life of our Church.
Our high school graduation rates have averaged 100% over the past three years. In addition, our students, whether in grade or high school, score significantly higher than their state and national counterparts on standardized assessments such as Iowa Assessments, SAT, ACT and AP Coursework. Currently, 80% of our grade schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.
While academic successes are important, we know that Catholic education provides students with the faith development and moral teachings which are key components of our religion. Catholic social teachings cross all curricular subjects as we strive to educate the whole child and prepare them not only for college and career but also for Heaven when they will return to the Father who created them.
Find out more about our schools and curriculum by contacting one of our schools designated to provide Welcome Grants for new students. Give us a try! We know that the gift of a Catholic education will be returned to your children every day for the rest of their lives. Let us help you begin a new journey in excellence!
Diane Starkovich, Ph.D.
Superintendent of 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 evangelization in an historical and cultural contest that is undergoing constant transformation.”