Catholic Schools (Office for the Mission of Catholic Education)
The Office for the Mission of Catholic Education (formerly the Office of Catholic Schools) launched July 11, 2015, with a renewed focus on strengthening local schools’ Catholic mission: the Catholic formation of the whole student, rooted in the dignity of the human person.
The work of the Office for the Mission of Catholic Education helps Catholic schools in this archdiocese continue to evangelize their students with the Good News of Jesus Christ. This includes helping form the intellect through academic excellence, forming the will through Catholic morality, and forming the heart through prayer and service.
The office will serve to promote a Catholic philosophy of education while providing formation, training, as well as resources in support of the formation of educators and other Catholic school leaders.
About Our Catholic Schools
Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis form students to live out the Gospel message, achieve academic excellence, and lead by faith, virtue, and reason. There are nearly 90 Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, including elementary and high schools, located from Forest Lake in the north to Faribault in the south; from Maple Lake in the west to the Wisconsin border in the east. Find a Catholic school near you, or call (651) 291-4500.
Our Community Partners
The Office for the Mission of Catholic Education is pleased to be joined in its efforts by many lay leaders and supporters of Catholic schools who wish to play a stronger role in helping our schools succeed. This includes community partners such as the Aim Higher Foundation, which provides student-based tuition assistance so all families have access to a Catholic school education. Additionally, the recently launched Catholic Schools Center of Excellence is bringing new energy and more resources to our schools.