Resources for Parents

Safe Environment
The Diocese of Brooklyn is deeply committed to creating safe environments within the Church for children and youth. All employees and volunteers working in Catholic academies and schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn are required to follow the mandates and regulations set forth by the Office of Safe Environment.

Program for the Development of Human Potential
PDHP, the Program for the Development of Human Potential, provides: educational presentations to students utilizing evidence-based curricula, discussion groups led by teacher facilitators, counseling, assessments, family therapy in their two field offices, referrals to community mental health clinics, faculty and parent workshops, and crisis counseling to the schools within the diocese. Read more about PDHP.

Quick Informational Guides

Common Core and Curriculum Resources

According to the NYS Commissioner John B. King, the foundation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative is “college and career readiness.” For more information, please visit the following websites:


Catholic Education in the U.S

Department of Education, Diocese of Brooklyn SEVIS Program
The Department of Education, Diocese of Brooklyn is a certified educational institution under the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is governed by the Department of Homeland Security. The SEVIS Program allows nonimmigrant students to obtain F-1 visas and travel to the United States for the purpose of studying in a participating Diocese of Brooklyn school or academy.

Nonimmigrant students are defined as students who plan to come to the U.S. temporarily to pursue their course of study. These students maintain a permanent residence abroad and have no intention of leaving their home to become permanent residents of the United States. Nonimmigrant students are not U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, nor can they pursue citizenship or permanent status.

International students interested in studying within the Diocese of Brooklyn apply directly to the school or academy they would like to attend. The required documentation for SEVP consideration is sent to the Department of Education, Diocese of Brooklyn. The information is then processed, and if approved, an I-20 is issued for the student. An I-20 is required for any international student wishing to study in the Diocese of Brooklyn to obtain an F-1 student visa.

International students interested in studying in a Diocese of Brooklyn School should contact the school directly for the application procedures.