Archdiocesan Schools | Why Catholic Education

Why Catholic Education?

When you send your child to a Catholic school, you do more than share your faith with them. You put your faith in us to provide your child with strong spiritual and academic foundations. Catholic schools do more than prepare our students for tests in the classroom - we prepare them for tests in life.


Top-Notch Academics

  • The average student in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee continues to exceed the national average on the Iowa Assessments at all grades levels.
  • Catholic schools in the archdiocese have a graduation rate of 99%.
  • The average high school senior achieves an average composite ACT score of 23.6, higher than the Wisconsin state average (22.2) and the national average (20.8). Archdiocesan secondary schools also exceeded the highest state average score.
  • Over 94% of high school graduates pursue higher education.
  • All elementary and high schools are accredited. 

Faith, Discipline and Moral Development

  • Students participate in daily prayer and religion classes, have frequent opportunities for worship and Mass attendance and receive sacramental preparation.
  • The teachings of Jesus Christ are infused into every subject and extracurricular activity.
  • Students are taught to be respectful and compassionate, and emphasis is placed not only on academic achievement, but on moral and spiritual growth.


  • Catholic schools offer an environment in which your children can discuss and live out the values upon which their education is based.
  • Families who choose Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee develop a lifelong foundation for career, family and community life. 
  • Catholic school students contribute to society and pursue leadership roles in the community.

School Environment

  • With our focus on academics and faith, all of our Catholic schools provide a disciplined and focused environment.
  • Catholic schools are a safe place for children to learn.
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