When you see our students greeting each other with giant hugs, opening doors for adults and resolving conflicts with words of compassion, you’ll agree that Catholic schools work.
Catholic Schools are caring. Catholic Schools are community. Catholic Schools are known for academic excellence and celebrated for instilling core values that children carry with themselves all their lives, Catholic Schools are the moral pillar of the towns in which they stand.
At The Catholic Schools Center of Excellence, our job is simple – make sure that pillar remains standing. To do this, the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence, a nonprofit organization, has developed a two-part mission: to help Catholic elementary schools achieve and maintain excellence while increasing student enrollment.
Our approach is to share innovative ideas, sound business practices, proven strategies and financial resources to help meet each school’s specific business, academic and spiritual goals. We believe that this approach will help our schools become self-sustaining for years into the future and most importantly Catholic Schools will help our children become leaders, who will make the world a better place!
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As a Catholic school parent, I know firsthand how valuable Catholic schools are to our entire community. Society benefits from students who are critical thinkers with a foundation in moral and spiritual values. Catholic schools create responsible and compassionate citizens — something we need now more than ever. I believe these schools play a vital role in our society.
I have learned that I am not alone. Every day I meet people who share my passion for keeping our schools strong and accessible for generations to come. We want our grandchildren to have the same opportunities to be a part of a strong and thriving Catholic school system. To make this happen, we need your help. Contact us to find out how you can help
President and Board Member
Catholic Schools Center of Excellence
The Catholic Schools Center of Excellence has teamed with several dedicated founding members, including:
- Aim Higher Foundation
- Catholic Community Foundation
- GHR Foundation
- Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
We value the power of partnerships. If you or your organization want to join us in supporting and growing Catholic schools in this community, please contact us.
Bishop Andrew Cozzens
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis
We want to help schools strengthen their Catholic mission of formation of the whole student.
President, Catholic Schools Center of Excellence
We want to help all schools achieve excellence while bringing renewed hope and energy to our schools.
Vice President, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
We want to help all of our schools so more families can experience a Catholic-school education.
We want to bring the high caliber education that is a Catholic education to more children.
Fr. Kevin Finnegan
Pastor at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
We want to build upon the legacy of Catholic schools so that they can help students grow a deep sense of faith for generations to come.
Catholic Author and Community Volunteer
We want to nourish future leaders who are respectful and crave knowing, loving and serving God.
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Optum, Inc.