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Catholic Schools Center of Excellence

On A Mission

Catholic schools matter.

Our mission at the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) is to enhance excellence and increase enrollment in the 78 preschool-8th grade Catholic schools in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

We do this by sharing innovative ideas, sound business practices, proven strategies and financial resources to help meet each school's individual goals.

We invite you to join us.

How We Do It

Our Impact

Believe and Read
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The Latest

We invite you to learn more about CSCOE and our partner schools!

Below you will find the latest CSCOE magazine, news stories and upcoming events.

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Peace of Mind supports mental health and wellness in Catholic schools

Already, Peace of Mind is making an impact. In just three months, CSCOE hosted approximately 2,000 participants — principals, teachers and parents — in presentations, sessions and support groups from a licensed psychologist.

2021 Impact Report

Catholic schools have a tremendous impact on their communities, and CSCOE strives to have a tremendous impact on Catholic schools. Together, our work has resulted in enhanced excellence and increased…
New Catholic school classroom

A dramatic boost: Catholic-school reading levels on the rise

Believe and Read helping thousands of students Annunciation Catholic School Principal Kari Zobel quickly saw the need for more reading instruction in September 2020. That’s when the Minneapolis school returned…

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Worth the Investment

Catholic schools teach students to value service.

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The Catholic School Community

The community at a Catholic school or preschool cannot be found anywhere else.

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The Catholic School Principal

Catholic schools form the lives of young people in every dimension of their being, and our principals are key leaders in this. At the 2019 CSCOE Bash, we honored our principals with the Legacy of Greatness Award.

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Look how far we’ve come!

Check out what we’ve accomplished in four short years!

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Called to Greatness

We believe every person is called to greatness. Our Catholic schools beautifully walk with each student on that journey.

Believe & Read

In its pilot year, every student was reading at or above grade level, after having started out with 50% of students at risk for reading difficulties. CSCOE is looking to expand this program to all of our 79 schools.

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