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Kelly Lazzara the current Assistant Superintendent has been appointed Superintendent of Catholic Schools beginning July 1, 2019. Please read Bishop Knestout’s memo regarding the appointment.

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6



  • March 21-  Administrators’ Faith Formation Retreat
    March 22-  End of Third Marking Period


  • March 29-  Release Report Cards
  • April 1 – ACRE Assessment Window Opens
  • April 3 – VA March for Life
  • April 11 – Administrators’ Phone Conference
  • April 12 – ACRE Assessment Window Closes
  • April 19-26 – School Holiday – Easter
  • April 29 – Spring Performance Series Window Opens

Catholic Schools Mission

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 Diocesan Schools is to develop and nurture the spiritual, intellectual, social, and emotional growth of each student in the spirit of the Gospel and teachings of the Catholic Church.


Diocesan Vision

Catholic Schools ~ Diocese of Richmond

Proclaim to be formative communities of prayer, worship, justice and peace.

Known to be integral to the mission of the church and as the responsibility of the entire Church.

Are positioned as the heart of the Church’s life, and as such share in the responsibility of being church in the world.

Nurture personal growth, scholarship, life-long learning, service, and responsible stewardship.