You may be asking the question, “Who can what?” The answer to this question is easy. Catholic schools are the only ones who can educate a student not only for academic success and leadership potential, but also, and more importantly, for faith formation and moral competence. It’s the only environment in which such a full and complete education can occur.
Each day in a Catholic school, students are educated to BELIEVE, LEARN, SERVE, LEAD, and SUCCEED.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wilmington first and foremost form young people to BELIEVE. Catholic teaching and traditions coupled with prayer, worship, and Gospel virtues are interwoven throughout the school day and in all curriculum areas.
Academic rigor and student achievement demonstrate that students LEARN in Catholic schools. Measures of student growth place Catholic elementary and secondary students in the top quartile of performance in national comparisons.
Students learn to SERVE others in Catholic schools by giving of their time, talent, and treasure.
They recognize that they are People of God and People for Others. Catholic schools seek to form students who LEAD others by word and action to be change agents in the world. Catholic school graduates of the Diocese of Wilmington are community, regional, and national leaders.
Alumni of Catholic schools SUCCEED in the world across a variety of professions – business, education, health sciences, law, and many other careers. They carry the mission of Catholic education to wherever they work.
In the Diocese of Wilmington, all Catholic elementary and secondary schools are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. One early childhood program is the first in the nation to receive the recognition, Program of Distinction, through the Middle States Association. Three elementary schools hold the title, National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, as designated by the United States Department of Education. One high school is an Apple Distinguished School, one of 400 such schools worldwide.
Catholic schools offer students an education that addresses the spiritual, moral, academic, and social dimensions of development. Catholic school education forms students who BELIEVE, LEARN, SERVE, LEAD, and SUCCEED. Truly, Catholic schools are The Only Ones Who Can!