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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Catholic Schools is to assist the Bishop in his mandate as Teacher of the Catholic Faith, by establishing a climate and framework for fostering excellence in catechetical and academic education in the schools of the diocese in adherence to the Magisterium of the Church.

The mission of the schools in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond is to develop and nurture the spiritual, intellectual, social, and emotional growth of each student in the spirit of the Gospels and the teachings of the Catholic Church.


Catholic schools nurture personal growth, scholarship, lifelong learning, service and responsible stewardship through a faith-centered way of life.

The Catholic schools of the Diocese of Richmond hold a vision that encompasses past, present and future: They are rooted in the richness of Catholic tradition; they address the challenge of the present; and they are enthusiastically creating a future based on the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. 

Catholic Schools PROCLAIM their identity as formative communities where prayer and worship, justice and peace, and reconciliation and evangelization become lived experiences.


Catholic Schools KNOW themselves as integral to the mission of the church, and are the responsibility of the entire church.
Catholic Schools are POSITIONED at the heart of the church’s life, and, as such, share in the responsibility of being church in the world.


Catholic Schools NURTURE personal growth, scholarship, life-long learning, service, and responsible stewardship through a faith-centered way of life.

Catholic schools are committed, as responsible stewards, to collaborative planning to remain the educational choice for the future.