The National Catholic Educational Association and Catholic schools across the United States will join together from Jan. 30 through Feb. 5 for Celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
The nationwide celebration continues to look different this year, but the pillars of faith, excellence and service are still the foundation of each school’s work.
Nationally, the Catholic education system has an impact on almost 2 million students each year. The Diocese of Cleveland educates approximately 37,000 students enrolled in Catholic schools across eight counties.
The majority of schools within the diocese are minimizing activities or adjusting the celebration to a later date in the spring because of the ongoing pandemic. However, the traditional school open house will take place with in person and virtual touring options for those interested in learning more about their local Catholic school. Open houses will provide social distancing while students, families and teachers will demonstrate how working together in Christ within a faith-based education setting helps serve a greater community outside school walls. To view open house dates and times visit dioceseofcleveland.org/exploreourschools.
“Spanning all eight counties of the diocese, we are blessed to have many diverse education options,” said Frank O’Linn, superintendent of Catholic schools. “Our enrollment is the sixth-largest in the nation and is an indication of the value of Catholic education to the faithful today and for the future.”
The diocesan 2021-2022 State of the Schools Report published in January, highlights accomplishments from all 106 Catholic schools in the diocese. The full report is available at dioceseofcleveland.org/stateoftheschools .
Deacon James Armstrong, APR
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