Why Catholic Education?

Values, Faith and Service

       Catholic schools...

  • Prepare students to encounter Jesus Christ and bring Catholic teachings into their lives and the lives of those around them.
  • Reinforce faith and values taught at home by continuing their practice every day in school and co-curricular activities.
  • Strive to foster student’s lifelong commitment of Christ-centered service to others.

Excellent Academics

       Catholic schools...

  • Teach knowledge and skills that enable students to function well as citizens in a changing technological and multicultural society.
  • Use a whole-child approach fostering intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development.
  • Employ a curriculum based on national, state, and diocesan standards.
  • Find that a majority of their students consistently score above average on standardized tests.

Innovative Technology

       Catholic schools...

  • Are equipped with computers, smart boards and other cutting edge hardware.
  • Integrate the use of technology into the various subject areas.
  • Provide instruction in the ethical and safe use of the internet and other technology.

A Nurturing & Safe Environment

       Catholic schools...

  • Teach respect and dignity of self and others.
  • Administer discipline in Christ-like manner.
  • Offer an education that is personal; teachers know their students as individuals, their various learning styles, their strengths and limitations, and what motivates them.
  • Cultivate an environment in which children can discuss and live a value-based life.
  • Invite and encourage families to be involved in the school.

A Good Investment

       Time & Money Well Spent

  • 96% of Catholic school graduates go on to further their education at some of the best colleges and universities in the country.
  • Catholic education is one of the most important investments a parent can make to ensure the success of a child’s life in this world and for eternity.
  • Students in Catholic schools experience a culture of service which carries over into their adult lives often benefiting local, national and even global communities.
  • Many parents choose Catholic schools for their children because of superior academics. The longer a student stays in Catholic schools, the greater is their achievement.
  • Catholic school students are encouraged to question, to accept challenges, to make choices and to assume leadership roles.
  • Catholic schools educate the whole child, emphasizing faith, academic achievement, self-discipline, and high moral standards.
  • Catholic schools make a positive difference in the lives of their students. These schools are communities of hope which reflect God’s love and love of neighbor.

~Courtesy of The Diocese of Joliet, Illinois

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