About Our Schools
Schools in the Diocese of Burlington have provided quality Catholic education for more than 140 years. Today we continue that heritage in 13 schools. Nearly 2,200 students are served by more than 250 professionals who are committed to excellence in education. We look forward to a future of continued growth as we prepare our students in spirit, mind and body to become citizens and leaders.
We believe that Catholic school education creates an atmosphere for learning which cherishes the Gospel message and leads the learner to experience Christian living. This ministry embraces the Church's dual purpose of developing personal holiness, and Christ-like concern for the well being of others, especially children. Our Catholic schools are responsible for preparing the students to function effectively in a pluralistic world and to bring Christian values to the secular world. Students are encouraged to search for solutions to pressing social problems, especially in the area of peace and justice. Emphasis is given to affirming the dignity of every human person with the vision of Jesus as our guide. Attention is given to nurture the spiritual, physical, emotional, social and intellectual potential of each and every student in our schools. Our ministry in Catholic education is dedicated to helping students achieve academic goals, promoting the dignity of individual persons, building faith communities, serving others and celebrating Christian life through prayer, worship and example.
Academic excellence plays an integral role in our programs. All schools in the Diocese of Burlington are fully accredited by the State of Vermont. The schools have entered into the process of accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Our teachers are licensed by the State of Vermont and are certified as catechists by the Religious Formation Office of the Diocese. Through advanced courses and professional workshops, they stay up-to-date in their fields of expertise.
Students benefit from a thorough curricula including comprehensive programs in religious education, language arts, math, science, social studies, technology, music, art, foreign language, physical education. Co-curricular activities cover a broad spectrum including student government, service clubs, chorus, yearbook, theater, band, varsity, junior varsity sports and cheerleading.
Our schools consistently perform above the national average on standardized tests. The dropout rate for students in our Catholic high schools is 0% and 95% of our students go on to college.