Excellence in the Formation of Faith and Academic Pursuit
It is the mission of the Office for Catholic Schools to ensure that the Catholic schools within the Diocese of Greensburg maximize their potentials in providing the most excellent educational environments possible for the formation of faith and academic achievement; providing safe and caring environments focused on the beliefs of the Catholic faith.
We work in concert with parents and guardians to prepare our students for a lifelong journey of faith, challenging them to develop their spirituality based on Gospel values, while ensuring academic mastery, spirit of justice and community service with a global perspective that will give their lives passion and purpose.
Vision for Catholic schools: Forming for Life
It is the vision of the Office for Catholic Schools to maintain, create and employ programming that will ensure our ability to meet our mission, while we strive to provide a most excellent Catholic school educational network providing our families the opportunity to experience a lifetime of faith formation; Forming for Life!
Within this vision, we are providing programmatic and institutional connections to create and provide a seamless garment of formation and service. The Office for Catholic Schools works closely with the many offices of the Diocese of Greensburg, particularly the Office for Evangelization and Faith Formation, as well as local community agencies and institutions of higher education, to provide this network of formation and service.
The foundation of this vision is our emphasis on the formation of faith. The formation of faith is the reason our Catholic schools exist, and its influence permeates every facet of our educational settings. The foundation continues with the provision of academic excellence.
Our students experience advanced Catholic academies, educational settings from pre-kindergarten through adulthood, resulting in educational performance that surpasses local, state and national standards.
The creation of programming that articulates connections from pre-kindergarten through post-secondary Catholic institutions provides the basis for our ability to form for life.
Our focus on service learning within the community assists in our ability to impact our region as a community asset.
The formation of faith within an advanced, community-oriented academic setting provides the basis for the evangelization of the Catholic faith within our schools and communities, helping to form our children and youth into purposeful, faith-filled adults.
Finally, through our ability to form connections within our Catholic educational institutions, pre-kindergarten through the collegiate level, we will bring a return to service within the local Catholic Church and communities.
Our vision is brought to actualization through our ability to assist our ordained and lay religious leaders in the provision of an advanced and focused Catholic educational network, enabling our Catholic families to educate their children and youth within local Catholic institutions.
It is our hope that these young adults will then establish their roots within our local communities, impacting our Catholic institutions through their return to serve within their life vocations. Research bares this truth, as two-thirds of the local Catholic leaders have been educated within Catholic schools.