The Office of Catholic Schools serves 29 schools with over 9,037 students in the Diocese of Richmond. The Office serves as a primary resource for principals and oversees the implementation of the Consensus Curriculum, accreditation, certification of teachers, professional development programs, school finances and educational legislation. The Office maintains contact with each school in the system.
The Office of Catholic Schools is directly responsible for the 11 inter-parochial schools. The Office hires, supervises and evaluates all principals. The School Advisory Board of the inter-parochial school is advisory to the superintendent and the principal of the school.
The Office acts in an advisory capacity to the pastor of a parish school. The School Advisory Board of a parish school is advisory to the principal and pastor of the school.
In both inter-parochial and parish schools the Office visits and works with the principals to implement all diocesan policies and programs. The private schools in the diocese are visited by the Office of Catholic Schools and are provided with resources by the Office whenever needed.
All schools must comply with the diocesan Consensus Curriculum in Religious Education. All inter-parochial and parish schools must comply with the diocesan Census Curriculum in all other disciplines, as well.