Why Catholic Schools?

Invest in a Catholic education when it makes the most difference.

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York offer a unique combination of academic and spiritual development that helps children of all backgrounds get the best start in life.

Catholic Values.

Our students learn in an environment where respect, courtesy and service to others are always part of the curriculum. These values enrich not only our students, but also their families, parishes and communities.

Academic Excellence.

We offer a future-focused curriculum that prepares students to lead successful, productive lives. In addition to Math, Religion, English Language Arts (ELA), History and Science, our schools have expanded technology in the classroom and STEM programs. We’ve also introduced robust literacy tools to develop articulate, well-read children, and evolved art programs to stimulate creativity in young minds.


Recently released scores for 2023 from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for grades 3-8 showed that 63% of students were proficient in math — an 11% increase in math scores year over year. In addition 64% of students showed proficiency in reading, maintaining the levels achieved in 2022, and showing continued strong performance over the last seven years.

In addition:

  • Catholic school students have continued to outpace New York City public schools, where 51.7% of all students passed reading and 49.9% passed math in 2023.
  • Over 99% of our high school seniors graduate, and the vast majority of those grads go on to college or post-secondary education.
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