Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York are renowned for high educational standards and outstanding performance. Our schools are committed to maintaining the highest quality academics and equipping students with the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

With that in mind, the archdiocese has been proactive in embracing The Common Core Learning Standards (“CCLS”), a single set of clear, consistent learning expectations in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics designed to help prepare students in grades K-12 for college and career success.

Combined with our robust curriculum based on the NYS Standards, the CCLS provide challenging goals that aim to meet the needs of students in the 21st Century. We teach for success throughout life rather than on a single test. Our schools are decidedly future-focused, and incorporate both educational technology and interactive learning.

Within our schools academic excellence is further enhanced by Catholic values which foster the growth of our students as truthful, generous, and joyful people capable of becoming leaders in the Church and our world.

Our specific curricular goals for each subject are described on the pages that follow. Because the students within our nine-region system have diverse needs, the skilled teachers in each of our schools tailor their lessons to meet the learning styles of their pupils.