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Catholic Schools Week

A celebration of Catholic education

National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 31-Feb. 6, is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.

It recognizes this year's theme as "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.

More information
Catholic Schools Department
2121 Harrison St., Oakland 94612
Phone: 510-628-2154
fax: 510-451-5331
Email: sdept@csdo.org
Catholic schools offer academic excellence and faith-filled education for students nationwide. National test scores, high school graduation rates, college attendance and other data show that Catholic schools frequently outperform schools in both the public and private sectors.

While some Catholic schools are challenged by declining enrollments and school closures, the good news is that there is a strong demand and enthusiasm for Catholic schools.

Thirty-two percent of Catholic schools have waiting lists for admission and new schools are opening across the country.

The Diocese of Oakland Catholic community desires to make the true teachings of Christ available to every family through its Catholic schools.

There are no substitutes for Catholic schools as the teachings set forth by sacred Bible and Catholic traditions are woven into the fabric of the entire curriculum. The entire Catholic community encourages parents to consider our Catholic schools as their first choice in education.

To facilitate this, our supporting parishes in partnership with business and private donors, annually reduce the tuition investment and support the families' decision to seek a Catholic education.

Catholic schools offer tuition assistance based on financial need. Some schools offer academic-based scholarships as well, so it's important to contact the schools you are interested in attending for their guidelines. When a family with financial need has the desire of sending its child or children to Catholic school, and a willingness to participate in a school and parish life is present, there are several forms of financial aid available.

Catholic schools are committed to keeping tuition as affordable as possible, while delivering an excellent education to a student population that is both very diverse and, in general, financially challenged. In order to meet the needs of our students and their families, we must raise 80 percent of our annual financial aid budget from individual giving, private foundations and fundraising events.

With your support, Catholic schools can continue to provide young people a quality education defined by highly qualified and experienced faculty, exceptional academics, cutting-edge technological resources and free before and after-school enrichment.

National Catholic Education Association, Diocese of Oakland School Department

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