Catholic Schools Week 2021

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week.

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The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: 

Faith. Excellence. Service.

 

Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education through the teachings of Jesus Christ provide to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.

What do our schools have planned for Catholic Schools Week?

Catholic Schools in our diocese will celebrate the following daily themes and celebrations:

  • SUNDAY Catholic Schools: In Our Parish; Celebrating the leadership and guidance that our religious provide our schools;
     

  • MONDAY Catholic Schools: In Our Community; learning to serve others in their local community.
     

  • TUESDAY Catholic Schools: In Our Students; celebrating the significant contributions Catholic schools make to the nation.
     

  • WEDNESDAY Catholic Schools: In Our Nation; our students, families, educators and other Catholic school supporters communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders.
     

  • THURSDAY Catholic Schools: In Our Vocations; preparing children to use their God-given talents to their fullest in their eventual life paths.
     

  • FRIDAY Catholic Schools: In Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers; honoring the teachers and staff that provide service to our schools.
     

  • SATURDAY Catholic Schools: In Our Families; Showing appreciation for the partnership our parents provide at the school by instilling in their children values and expectations to be successful.

Good News for the Nation:  Catholic Schools Are Thriving.

Catholic schools offer academic excellence and faith-filled education for students nationwide.  National test scores, high school graduation rates, college attendance and other data show that Catholic schools frequently outperform schools in both the public and private sectors. While some Catholic schools are challenged by declining enrollments and school closures, the good news is that there is a strong demand and enthusiasm for Catholic schools. Thirty-two percent of Catholic schools have waiting lists for admission and new schools are opening across the country.