We can tell you that Catholic schools have been providing superior education for decades, but we can also show you how the results obtained by outside agencies support our claims.
- 45% of Catholic schools in the United States participate in Federal Nutrition Programs, which provide over 270,000 free meals to children daily. (National Catholic Educational Association)
- The largest private school system in the United States is operated by the Roman Catholic Church. (National Center for Educational Statistics)
- In 2015 the Archdiocese provided $3,268,744 in support to lighten the financial burden of parents. (Office of Catholic Schools)
- Our Catholic high school students perform 111,800 hours of community service at more than 700 different organizations, demonstrating faith in action.
- The national student/teacher ratio in Catholic schools is 13:1. (NCEA)
Academic ExcellenceOur innovative and rigorous curriculum, presented within an atmosphere of diversity and with a global perspective, provides students with an education well above the national standard.
- 99% of students who attend Catholic high schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 86% attend 4-year colleges. (NCEA) In the Archdiocese of Hartford, those statistics are even higher: 100% of our high school students graduate, and 94% attend 4-year colleges.
- 16.4% of Catholic school students are not Catholic. (NCEA)
- Catholic schools provide over $24 billion a year in savings for the nation. (NCEA)
- Students graduating in 2015 from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford included 15 National Merit Scholars. (OCS)
- Students in Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Hartford score in the top third of the nation in all subtests of the Iowa Assessments®. (OCS)
Notable AlumniCatholic school education is filled with success stories in the classroom and beyond. The following are just some examples of distinguished Catholic school graduates:
- President Barack Obama
- President Bill Clinton
- Martin Scorsese, director, producer, screenwriter, actor, film historian
- Mark Mazzetti, Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist for the New York Times
- Joseph M. McShane, President of Fordham University
- Christopher Ferguson, NASA space shuttle Atlantis pilot