Schools combine values, academic excellence - Catholic Courier

Schools combine values, academic excellence

We hope that you are enjoying the special coverage of Catholic schools in this month’s Catholic Courier. At the end of January, Catholic schools throughout our Diocese celebrated Catholic Schools Week. The week was filled with events in which teachers, parents, staff and especially our students expressed their pride in being part of a school system that continues to successfully combine faith, Christian moral values and academic excellence.

If experience has taught us anything about Catholic schools over the years, it is that their reputation for academic excellence is well-deserved. One only has to look at our communities, businesses and institutions throughout the diocese to see that Catholic school graduates have ascended to leadership positions in the church, government, education, law, medicine, the arts and other professions. Your child is not only benefiting from an exceptional academic education that will lead to future success, but also is gaining the spiritual and moral guidance needed to be successful in life.

Our heartfelt gratitude to those parents and guardians who have chosen Catholic schools for their children. You have made a sound investment in their future that will serve these young people throughout their lifetime and will make a difference in our world as well.

If your children are not already enrolled, please consider giving them the gift of a Catholic-school education. We are confident that you will be pleased with the results!

May God continue to bless you and your loved ones.


The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano

Bishop of Rochester


Anthony S. Cook III

Superintendent of Catholic Schools

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