Schools in the diocese seek to meet the unique learning needs of each student through a value-centered, inclusive education, rooted in faith that embraces the whole person.
Our schools educate as partners with parents to "build an educational relationship with each student, who must feel welcomed and loved for what he or she is, with all of their limitations and potential." - Pope Francis
"At any of our schools, parents and students along with community members will find that we are not just teaching the faith as a subject, we are living it," Dr. Frank O'Linn, Superintendent of education for the Diocese of Cleveland.
View Dr. O'Linn's annual State of the Schools video address
Curriculum in is designed to meet and exceed the academic standards of the state of Ohio while emphasizing the Catholic mission and philosophy of the school. We educate more than 40,000 students in 108 schools across the 8 counties in northeast Ohio. Our curriculum, infused with Catholicity, is aligned to national and state standards.
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland uses NWEA’s MAP 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. MAP is administered three times during the school year, allowing educators to adjust their instructional approach to continually meet the needs of their students.
The diocese believes we all learn better, Together. Parents and prospectie families are encouraged to learn more about our inclusive learning environments.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cleveland are chartered, non-public schools that rely on tuition and other private sources of funding to operate. Each school sets its own tuition amount, and has varying opportunities for financial assistance. Please visit the financial aid & scholarships page for more information on available assistance.
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