The curriculum in Cleveland’s Catholic schools is designed to meet and exceed the academic standards of the state of Ohio while emphasizing the Catholic mission and philosophy of the school. Individual academic excellence is encouraged through a culture of high expectations and caring support.
Cleveland’s Catholic schools have a long history of academic success, outperforming the state averages on Ohio’s Graduation Test and the ACT. Of the 3,132 Catholic high school seniors of the class of 2017 in the Diocese of Cleveland, 97% went on to higher education, where they were awarded more than $308,918,000 in college scholarship assistance.
Beginning in the 2017–2018 school year, the Diocese of Cleveland has chosen NWEA’s MAP assessment as the diocesan-wide assessment tool for all of our elementary schools. MAP® GrowthTM measures what students know and informs teachers what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s performance,
MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance–whether a student performs on, above, or below grade level. Timely, easy-to-use reports help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators make better informed decisions on instructional practices in their buildings. MAP is administered three times during the school year, allowing educators to adjust their instructional approach to continually meet the needs of their students.
All Diocese of Cleveland Catholic Schools are recognized as chartered non-public schools by the Ohio Department of Education and are accredited by the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.