For over 160 years, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis have partnered with families as the premiere way to provide excellence in education. We are proud of the history, success, and proven benefits of Catholic education. Today, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese continue to build on this tradition of excellence. We currently serve approximately 30,000 PreK-12 students in 79 Catholic elementary schools and 14 Catholic high schools.

As we look to the future, we anticipate a growing need for qualified principals and teachers to join us in pursuing this mission in our Catholic schools. Please click on the links below to learn more about opportunities to join us in the important mission of Catholic education and grow your talents to support excellence in our Catholic schools.

Lead Catholic

Catholic school studentsBehind every story of excellence in a Catholic school is extraordinary leadership. Catholic school principals in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

  • Demonstrate a passion for the evangelizing mission and principles of excellence in Catholic education
  • Provide mission-driven, credible, and results-oriented leadership
  • Foster integrated learning environments committed to strong academic growth, achievement, and virtue formation
  • Employ exceptional executive management skills to ensure a vibrant Catholic school culture and operational vitality

Learn more about the role of the Catholic school principal, minimum professional standards, and opportunities:

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Teach Catholic

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Excellence in Catholic education is impossible without dedicated and strong teachers. Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis help students:

  • Recognize their unique gifts and potential
  • Excel and achieve rigorous academic standards
  • Grow in moral and intellectual virtue in the classroom and through extracurricular activities
  • Develop a love for learning, the unity of knowledge, and the complementarity of faith and reason
  • Respond generously to their vocation to serve God, others, and the common good
  • Inspire intellectual curiosity and wonder

Learn more about the role of the Catholic school teacher, minimum professional standards, and opportunities:

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Ongoing Formation for Leaders & Teachers

Catholic school teachers and leaders are called to growth and renewal in every stage of their ministry in Catholic education. The Archdiocesan Professional Development Plan (APDP) for school leaders and teachers responds to Catholic schools’ need for effective professional development that advances excellence in Catholic education. The following programs provide formation for teachers and leaders aligned to the APDP