Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Office for Schools

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175 Years of Catholic Education: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow


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Our Superintendent's Blog

Dr. Kathleen Cepelka

Catholic Schools: Evangelizing with the Church

Last month, in sharing my 2019 – 2020 Leadership Vision for the elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, I indicated that this year we would be focusing—as a widespread Catholic educational community of 102 schools throughout the archdiocese—on the characteristics that define the essence of our identity as Catholic schools.

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Download Parish and School Policy ManualDownload the Parish and School Policy Manual.


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2017-2018 Annual Report

View the 2017 – 2018 Annual Report for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee based on the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools.

2020 Catholic Educators' Convention

It's not too early to start thinking about next year's convention. The speaker proposal form is available now!

Exemplary Recognition Program

The Exemplary Recognition program honors schools that have demonstrated innovation and outstanding results.

G.I.F.T.S Grant Initiative

The G.I.F.T.S program will award grants for projects and programs in the focus areas of Catholic Identity, Development/Marketing, Education Innovation and Project Initiation: Seed Money.

Soles Walk

Soles for Catholic Education is a walk to benefit Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Catholic Schools Accreditation (WCSA)

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A Prayer for Catholic Schools

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Good and gracious God,
        we pray that the focus and foundation of our Catholic schools
        will always be the person of Jesus Christ.

May we remember that we are called to work together,
        as part of your universal Church,
        to build your kingdom in our midst.

Let each of our Catholic schools, no matter how large or how small—
        whether urban, suburban, or rural—
        be recognized by its commitment to excellence,
        its efforts to form the whole child, its hospitality towards all,
        and its intentional development
        as a community of faith, collaboration, trust, and love.


Help us to view every aspect of our world through the lens of the
        and the teachings of our faith,
        and let every member of our Catholic school communities
        become a visible example of what it means
        to put faith into action.


Office for Schools

Mary Mother of the Church
Pastoral Center
3501 South Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI  53207 (map)

Phone numbers
Janelle Luther: (414) 758-2256
Maureen Wurster: (414) 758-2254

(414) 769-3408

General email

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