Mission Statement


“Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Oakland educate children in the Catholic faith and nurture their minds, bodies, and souls, inspiring them to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, achieve their highest academic and creative potential, and actively serve and enrich the community.”


On behalf of the Catholic education community of the Diocese of Oakland 
we would like to welcome you to our website. We are the 32nd largest Diocese in the United States and the 4th largest in California, with 44 elementary schools and 9 high schools, and over 19,990 students.

We are a culturally diverse community of Catholics living in the Northern California counties of Alameda and Contra Costa, under the spiritual leadership of the Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ. The focus of the Department of Catholic Schools is to provide leadership and service to all of those involved in the ministry of Catholic education.

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Our Philosophy

The Catholic elementary and secondary schools within the Diocese of Oakland are the expression of the educational ministry of the parishes, religious congregations and the Diocese itself. Under the authority of the Bishop, the schools share a common Christian vision, resources and responsibilities as they strive to serve the youth that are reflective of the diverse cultural, ethnic and economic population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The Diocese and individual schools are committed to include the poor in Catholic school education.

The tenets and the tradition of the Catholic faith are an integral component of the philosophy and goals of each school. All facets of Catholic education contribute to the faith development of the students and reflect the commitment to teach and model Catholic principles founded in the liberating love of Jesus Christ and the Good News as pro- claimed by the Roman Catholic Church in contemporary society.

The schools prepare youth to respect the sacred dignity of the person as an individual and as a responsible member of a community and also enable students to translate the Good News into action within a challenging and disciplined environment provided by caring and capable teachers.

Finally, schools acknowledge that parents, who have the primary responsibility for the moral and religious development of their children, are partners with the parishes and the entire Christian Community in the continuing education process. Together they partici- pate in the development of the schools policies, curricula, and budgetary process based on Christian values within the constraints of the local school resources.

Consequently, Catholic schools are committed to provide:

  • Activities that allow students to experience prayer and liturgy;
  • Quality educational opportunities for for students of varied academic abilities;
  • Financial aid programs to assist those families unable to assume full financial responsibilities for tuition;
  • Opportunities for students to serve others in order to fulfill the mandate of Gospel and demands of justice and to recognize that society requires the cooperation and contribution of each of its members.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need more information.

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Go to OUR SCHOOLS for more information and  a map of the schools.

Our Schools

All Saints School    Hayward  

Assumption School    San Leandro   

Bishop O'Dowd High School    Oakland   

Carondelet High School    Concord   

Christ the King School    Pleasant HIll  

Corpus Christi School    Piedmont  

De La Salle High School    Concord   

Holy Names High School    Oakland  

Holy Rosary School    Antioch  

Holy Spirit School    Fremont   

Moreau Catholic High School    Hayward   

Our Lady of Grace School    Castro Valley  
Our Lady of Guadalupe School    Fremont   

Our Lady of the Rosary School    Union CIty   

Queen of All Saints School    Concord  
Salesian High School      Richmond
School of the Madeleine School    Berkeley   

St. Agnes School    Concord  

St. Anthony School    Oakland 
St. Bede School        Hayward  

St. Catherine of Siena School    Martinez  

St. Clement School    Hayward  
St. Cornelius School    Richmond  

St. David School    Richmond
St. Edward School    Newark
St. Elizabeth High School    Oakland  

St. Elizabeth School    Oakland  

St. Felicitas School    San Leandro  

St. Francis of Assisi School    Concord  

St. Isidore School    Danville  

St. Jarlath School    Oakland   

St. Jerome School    El Cerrito  

St. Joachim School    Hayward  

St. John School    San Lorenzo   

St. John the Baptist School    El Cerrito  

St. Joseph Notre Dame School    Alameda   

St. Joseph School    Alameda  

St. Joseph School    Fremont  

St. Joseph School    Pinole  

St. Lawrence O'Toole School    Oakland   

St. Leander School    San Leandro   

St. Leo School    Oakland   

St. Martin de Porres (6-8) School    Oakland  

St. Martin de Porres (K-5) School    Oakland  

St. Mary School    Walnut Creek  

St. Mary's College High School      

St. Michael School    Livermore  

St. Patrick School    Rodeo  

St. Paul School    San Pablo   

St. Perpetua School    Lafayette  

St. Peter Martyr School    Pittsburg  

St. Philip Neri School    Alameda  

St. Raymond School    Dublin   

St. Theresa School    Oakland