NATIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK – Begins Last Sunday in January

National Catholic Schools Week - Starts Last Sunday in January
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)


Beginning the last Sunday in January, National Catholic Schools Week celebrates the Catholic education provided throughout the United States.

In the United States, more than 1.7 million students attend over 6000 Catholic schools. That includes approximately 5000 elementary schools and nearly 1200 secondary schools. The week recognizes the role Catholic schools play in the students’ lives, their family’s and their communities. The schools are committed to providing qualified educators, being involved with parents, and offering a full complement of studies from the basic to advance classes.

Most Catholic schools offer open enrollment. Students are not required to be of the Catholic faith to attend. Additionally, schools offer tuition assistance and scholarships. Currently, Catholic schools operate in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. and provide education to all faiths.

HOW TO OBSERVE #CatholicSchoolsWeek

Each day throughout the observance has a theme. Events on the day guide students and the community through the celebration. Learn more about Catholic schools, the educators and the students who learn there.

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Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week has celebrated the education provided by Catholic schools in the United States.


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