The mission of the Office of Catholic Schools is to assist the Bishop in his mandate as Teacher of the Catholic Faith, by establishing a climate and framework for fostering excellence in catechetical and academic education in the schools of the diocese in adherence to the Magisterium of the Church.
The mission of the schools in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond is to develop and nurture the spiritual, intellectual, social, and emotional growth of each student in the spirit of the Gospels and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: JANUARY 25 - JANUARY 31, 2015
The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2015 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”
Use the #CSW15 hashtag and join others celebrating Catholic Schools Week on Twitter and Facebook.
Introducing our new “Catholic School is Cool” TV commercials featuring students from our 11 Richmond Region Catholic Schools. The spots will run during Catholic Schools Week, January 25 ~ January 31, 2015 on both Comcast Cable and NBC12! Stay tuned and please comment on our Richmond Catholic Schools Facebook page if you see them.
Congratulations to Charlottesville
Catholic School for receiving the 2014 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award.
Segura Education Initiative
The Office of Catholic Education has received a three year grant for $150,000 to support the Segura Initiative from the Catholic Campaign for Human development of the USCCB . The monies will be used to fund an additional field person to assist with recruitment and retention of Latino children in Catholic Schools. The program, which began in 2010 with 13 students, expects to have over 200 students when the 2014 school year begins. The Segura Initiative provides scholarships and support for Latino children in Catholic schools.
All of our schools are accredited by the AdvancEd and the Virginia Catholic Education Association. In fact, we were the first Catholic diocese to be designated a Catholic school system by AdvancEd as a result of our schools’ high standards and commitment to continuous improvement.
Most importantly, our Catholic schools provide an atmosphere in which students are nurtured in faith, based on Gospel values, and where morality, integrity and habits of service to others are engendered.
Important facts about the Diocese of Richmond Catholic Schools
- Christ-centered curriculum
- Exceptional scores on nationally-normed standardized tests, including SATs
- Nearly perfect graduation and college attendance rates
- $22+ Million in scholarships awarded to the 408 graduates of Catholic high schools in 2014
- 13 Blue Ribbon schools of Excellence designations
- Needs-based Diocesan scholarships totaling over $2.3 million awarded to current students for the 2014-2015 school year
While our schools are uniquely Catholic, they welcome children of all faiths.