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The Department of Catholic Schools provides support, guidance, and assistance to Catholic schools by:

  • Assisting schools in evaluating and strengthening the Catholic identity of the school

  • Supporting and assisting principals as the spiritual and educational leaders of the schools

  • Providing regular school visits

  • Facilitating and coordinating the accreditation process 

  • Assisting schools in creating and implementing marketing and public relations strategies and plans 

  • Nurturing and facilitating mutual support among Catholic schools

  • Providing in-service programs on archdiocesan policies, practices, and procedures for school personnel

  • Providing curricular/administrative in-service opportunities for school personnel

  • Promoting effective planning processes in all areas

  • Facilitating the establishment and licensing of preschools 

  • Fostering and implementing the goals of the Department of Catholic Schools

  • Providing in-service and orientation programs for principals

  • Assisting in strategic planning and evaluation of financially stressed schools and the development of plans for reorganization and substantive change​, when appropriate​