School Superintendent

Welcome to the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Wilmington!  Catholic schools offer a particular invitation to students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 to grow more deeply in their relationship with Jesus Christ through faith and learning.

Catholic Schools:  Faith -– Knowledge -– Service.   This national theme for Catholic schools reminds us of the essential mission of our schools.  In Catholic schools, students learn, celebrate, live, and pray the Catholic faith each day.  An authentically Catholic curriculum based on Gospel teachings is enhanced by regular opportunities for worship and service.  In cooperation with parents, the primary teachers of their children in the faith, Catholic educators strive daily to nurture the light of Christ ignited in each child at Baptism.

Catholic schools are centers of academic rigor.  A core curriculum, incorporating national and state expectations, is enriched by the arts, technology, world languages, co- and extra-curricular activities, and athletics.  Assessment data demonstrates that Catholic school students in the Diocese of Wilmington score well above national averages at all levels.  Scholarship and grant awards to high schools and colleges are very impressive.  Graduation rates are nearly 100% from secondary schools.

Catholic schools not only develop God-given talents in students, but also inspire them to use their gifts for others.  Through a plethora of service opportunities, Catholic schools students see the needs of others and reach out to help them.

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wilmington develop the whole person – spiritually, intellectually, morally, and socially – in an environment that recognizes faith and learning as intricately woven together.  Visit our Catholic school websites to see the tapestry of Catholic education in the Diocese of Wilmington.  Contact individual schools or the Catholic Schools Office for more information.


Louis P. De Angelo, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools