About Catholic Schools

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Catholic education in Brooklyn and Queens.
Catholic school and academy communities within the Diocese of Brooklyn educate nearly 45,000 students in Brooklyn and Queens, from early childhood through high school. We are proud to carry on a tradition of academic excellence rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Benefits of a Catholic Education

Catholic education provides students with a values-based education, rooted in the mission of the Catholic Church. These values are fully integrated into all programs. School communities are also integrated into the life of the parish through various liturgical events and service projects. Catholic education also provides a challenging curriculum that reflects the New York State Learning Standards in a safe, caring and supportive learning environment. Read More

Our Values

The mission of Catholic education for the Diocese of Brooklyn is to lead those entrusted to its care to find salvation in Jesus Christ. This mission means that Catholic academies and schools value each and every student. We educate students with the hope that they will make a positive difference in the world, in our country, and in the lives of others. We also strive to educate the whole child spiritually, academically, morally, emotionally, socially and physically in partnership with parents. This allows the Catholic academy or school to educate and evangelize students for the Church’s mission in the world.

Our Future

In order to sustain viability when it comes to Catholic Education in Brooklyn and Queens, and to guarantee a bright future for our students, the Diocese of Brooklyn participates in an ongoing strategic planning and implementation process for Catholic education entitled Preserving the Vision. This strategic planning process insures the future of Catholic education within the Diocese of Brooklyn and involves essential goals such as fostering Catholic identity and academic excellence, as well as expanding development. Read more about Preserving the Vision and the priorities it sets forth for Catholic education.

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