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Why Catholic Education

We know there are many education choices for your family. Families of all faiths who choose Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo discover outstanding education, leadership and spiritual guidance for all students; a tradition since 1847.
Catholic schools are Christ-centered private schools that focus on nurturing academic excellence, Christian character and service to others. It is our mission to educate students to reach their full potential in an atmosphere rooted in Catholic tradition and Gospel values. Buffalo Catholic private schools are considered among the best private schools in Western New York.
 
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The academic success of our students is proof that you can have faith in a Catholic education:
  • 99% of Catholic high school students graduate.

  • 98% of Catholic high school graduates go on to college.

  • Our elementary schools provided over $1.5 million in scholarship and tuition assistance to students in grades K-8.

  • Research states students who wear school uniforms have less behavior problems and perform well academically.

  • Catholics schools are rooted in the following themes of faith, academics, structure and community.
 
In Western New York's Catholic schools, every child is seen as a child of God, deserving of respect and an opportunity to reach their full potential.