Our curriculum is based on the formation of the Catholic faith within an environment of academic excellence.
Our Catholic elementary schools educate the whole child — spiritually and intellectually — within a diverse, advanced and rigorous selection of course offerings and programming. Our curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards established under state law.
Curriculum design incorporates individual growth, team learning, hands-on activities and projects, cooperative presentations, as well as delivery of facts through lecture and guided reading.
In addition to meeting all of the Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements, our curriculum integrates Gospel values. This advanced curriculum has resulted in our students surpassing the national norms on our standardized tests.
Each year that a child is educated within the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Greensburg their performance on these measures increases.
High School Curriculum
Our curriculum within our secondary setting is also based on the formation of the Catholic faith within an environment of academic excellence.
Our Catholic high schools educate our youth — spiritually and intellectually — within a diverse, advanced and rigorous selection of course offerings and programming.
Our curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards established under state law. In addition to meeting all of the Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements, our curriculum also integrates Gospel values.
This advanced curriculum has resulted in our students surpassing the national norms on standardized tests; performing at the top level in our region, relative to SAT examination; and having 98 percent of graduates at Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School attending post-secondary institutions, and 99 percent of Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School graduates attending post-secondary institutions.
These graduates qualified for over $6 million in scholarship money to attend such post-secondary institutions. Our course offerings are inclusive of an advanced curriculum, allowing our students to be dually enrolled within local Catholic colleges and universities and our Catholic high schools.
This dual programming allows our students to enter colleges and universities at sophomore status, with a potential of 24 credits earned on a college transcript, prior to graduating from our Catholic high schools.
The Office of Catholic Schools alongside school administration and the Office of Information Technologies are consistently working together in collaboration to provide a stimulating, technology-integrated learning environment in which our faculty and administrators are provided high quality professional development multiple times annually. We strive to ensure our educators can engage students via the most appropriate technology and ensure our young people are provided the best education to become faithful, lifelong learners.
College In High School
The College in High School program is an Articulation Agreement for Dual Enrollment.
The Office for Catholic Schools has initiated discussions with local Catholic universities and colleges to form articulation agreements between our Catholic high schools and local Catholic universities and colleges.
The purpose of forming these articulation agreements is to provide a means to bring our vision “Forming for Life” to fruition.
As part of this vision, it is our desire to provide a seamless offering of Catholic school education, pre-kindergarten through post-secondary. By forming these articulations with our local Catholic post-secondary institutions, we hope to provide an opportunity to our Catholic youth to experience their formation in the Catholic faith into their adulthood.
In turn, these young adults may be more prone to stay in our local Catholic communities, forming relationships locally and having a positive impact on the Catholic Church through their service, leadership and vocations within our Catholic communities into the future.
College in High School Brochures
Please contact the Office for Catholic Schools with additional questions or for further information.