Congratulations! You are making a great decision for your family and child. You can start by visiting our locations page, click here to find a Catholic school in your area. Next, contact the school(s) to set up an interview to find the school that is the best fit for your child. Then, check with the individual school to answer questions like:
Tuition fees vary from school to school, but the average tuition costs are $5,100 for Elementary School and $10,200 for High School. These average tuition costs do not account for the total cost of educating one child.
Financial aid is available from the dioceses McMahon Parater Foundation and the individual schools.
Individual schools hire their own teachers, click here for Employment Opportunities.
Click here for the School Curriculum.
The diocesan results for each grade will give you an idea of how other children in the Catholic Schools of the Diocese have done in the same grade.
A Public School Board is a policy making board with governing powers. The School Board in the Diocese of Richmond is called “Diocesan Advisory School Board.”
This board supports the work of the school and advises the principal in designated areas. The Catholic School Advisory Board does not make policy or have any governing power.
All Diocesan Schools must submit monthly finance reports to the Office of Catholic Schools and the Office of Finance. These reports are reviewed regularly to ensure that all schools follow diocesan fiscal policies as well as comply with accepted accounting procedures.
Class size should not exceed 30, but it is highly recommended that the class size not exceed 25 students. Each school’s ratio differs but the average is 18:1.