Catholic Education

Why choose Catholic Education?


  • Parents choose Catholic schools for their children because of high academic standards; values-added education and a safe school environment

  • Catholic Schools stress the value of self-discipline and commitment.

  • Catholic Schools encourage family input and involvement in the ongoing education of their children. Research shows that such a partnership results in higher attendance rates and lower dropout rates.

  • Catholic School students score significantly above the national averages on standardized testing.

  • Research shows that because of a greater emphasis on homework and study, Catholic School students develop more effective writing skills.

  • Catholic School faculty members are qualified professionals committed to bringing out the best in their students as they grow in knowledge, skills, and values.

  • Faculty and staff are role models who share their faith, their talents, and their time.

  • The Catholic School curriculum meets and/or exceeds state regulations and guidelines.

  • Association and accrediting agencies help provide programs and instruments for internal and external evaluations on an ongoing basis

  • Catholic Schools have an excellent success rate in educating minority students.

  • Catholic Schools encourage each student to accept the challenges of being a better person in tomorrow's world.

  • The emphasis is on participation by all students.

  • Standardized test scores and a high college acceptance rate reflect that the Catholic School students are self-disciplined, self-motivated, responsible, and creative.

  • Appropriate social and cultural activities, under school sponsorship, provide relaxation and creative outlets.

  • Catholic Schools represent affordable excellence; there is an emphasis on efficiency and accountability.

  • Tuition cost is often supplemented by the parish, so the Catholic community shares the cost of education.

  • In addition to a strong program in the "basics," as well as challenging programs for gifted students, Catholic Schools add the significant "plus" of religious, moral, and spiritual development.

Faith and Values

  • Catholic Schools help students understand that each person is unique and valuable.

  • Catholic Schools strive to create a special bond among the students, the home, the school, and the church, so that all share the strong sense of community.

  • In Catholic Schools there is a mutual respect among students, faculty, and administrators which generates an atmosphere of care and concern.

  • Catholic Schools join with the family to help students understand their special place in the family, the Church, and society.

  • Students explore their faith through classes and activities in Scripture, Sacraments, Church, and morality.

  • While not all students who come to Catholic Schools are Catholic, all share experiences of faith and values.

Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis: Office of Catholic Education

This video, which highlighted the 2010 Celebrating Catholic School Values Awards Dinner, takes a look at 175 years of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.