The Catholic School Choice

Our shared leadership builds and sustains the vitality of Catholic schools—there is no greater ingredient to Catholic schools’ future success than your contributions, creativity, and commitment.

One incredibly important part of this ministry and the process of evangelization is listening to and learning from parents, those currently engaged and those who are not engaged in Catholic school communities. As deciders of their child’s education, parents are critical stakeholders in Catholic education. Their views and perceptions affect their decisions, which are important to Catholic schools’ marketing, recruitment, curriculum, and overall growth and vitality. National information on parents’ perceptions outside our school system has been lacking, until now. The Catholic School Choice is a new, groundbreaking study designed to equip Catholic school leaders with national-level data on parents’ perspectives of Catholic schools.

The Catholic School Choice was a collaboration between the National Catholic Educational Association, Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities, and The Philanthropy Roundtable. The groups were collectively motivated by Catholic education’s mission—a mission which flows from the Gospel and is defined by the Catholic Church. The collaborative hopes the research inspires Catholic school leaders to creative solutions, concretely impacts enrollment and retention, and invites questions and further examination of Catholic education. In The Catholic School Choice report, several dioceses share their thoughtful reflection on the national and their local research as they work to devise unique solution to challenges raised in the research. Read more in the report linked below.

The Catholic School Choice

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