Are you questioning the education your child is receiving? We invite you to explore what a Catholic education has to offer.
At Western New York's Catholic elementary schools, we believe in educating mind, body and soul in a caring, nurturing and safe environment. Families of all faiths who have chosen Catholic schools for their children experience the outstanding academic, leadership and spiritual guidance that have been our hallmark and tradition since 1847. In Catholic schools every child is considered a child of God, deserving respect and the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Catholic schools are considered among the best private schools in Western New York. The academic success of our students is well documented:
• 99% of Catholic high school students graduate.
• 98% of Catholic high school graduates go on to college.
• The top three elementary schools ranked in the 2013 Business First Guide to WNY Schools, are Catholic schools.
• Five of the top ten middle schools ranked in the 2013 Business First Guide to WNY Schools, are Catholic schools.
• Two of the top three high schools ranked in the 2013 Business First Guide to WNY Schools, are Catholic schools.
Our Catholic elementary schools offer a demonstrated record of superior performance on New York State standardized tests in Math and English; qualified and dedicated teachers; a challenging curriculum supported by the latest technology; athletic and extra-curricular activities to develop a student’s talent; and outstanding preparation for success in high school and college.
Our goal is to make a Catholic school education affordable for all who wish to attend. In the 2012-2013 academic year Catholic school students in grades K-12 received over $10 million in tuition assistance. The BISON Children’s Scholarship is available for eligible Catholic elementary school students in kindergarten through eighth grade in all eight counties of Western New York. Individual schools have specific information on tuition rates, assistance available and how to apply.
By fostering intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development, Catholic schools help children become better students and well-rounded young men and women capable of succeeding in high school, college and beyond. To learn more about the opportunities for your child at a Catholic elementary school, visit WNYCatholicSchools.org or call 716.847.8388.