Catholic Education

Our 38 elementary schools and nine high schools educate more than 23,000 students across Nassau and Suffolk Counties each year and continue to achieve academic excellence.

Studies have shown that graduation from a Catholic school is one of the strongest indicators that students will: participate in the life of the Church as adults, consider a vocation to the priesthood or religious life, pursue a career in service, or live as Catholics sanctifying their work in a secular career.

Funding priorities include:

    • Morning Star Initiative, a bold plan of Catholic evangelization for the revitalization of Catholic elementary education centered around strong Catholic identity, academic excellence, safety and security for our children, and a lasting stability for the future. We are already undertaking an initial $10 million effort toward this initiative
    • Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, which increases access to Catholic education by providing scholarship funds for families unable to meet tuition requirements
    • STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math) frameworks and curricula rollout in each diocesan school