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Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Schools Experience Second Enrollment Increase in Three Years

MILWAUKEE Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee are reporting a combined enrollment increase for the second time in three years according to enrollment data recently released. This news comes as Catholic schools across the archdiocese gear up for the annual Catholic Schools Week celebrations.

“Our mission as leaders of the 113 Catholic schools in the 10 counties of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is to offer high quality Catholic education that is affordable and accessible to all, said Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Kathleen Cepelka.  It’s encouraging to witness the ongoing growth of our schools, to build new models that will sustain them into the future, and to collaborate with so many groups and individuals to enable their continued success.”

Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 2014, recognizes the educational excellence provided by the nation’s 6,685 Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Over 2 million students attend Catholic schools in the United States. In southeastern Wisconsin, 99 elementary and 14 secondary Catholic schools educate more than 31,000 students.

This year’s Catholic Schools Week theme is “Catholic Schools – Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”  The theme reflects what sets Catholic schools apart from other educational institutions in that faith and service are integral to the educational experience. Numerous activities are planned during Catholic Schools Week, including Masses with Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki and Auxiliary Bishop Donald J. Hying:

Archbishop Listecki:

  • Jan. 27, 8 a.m. Mass at Christ King Parish, Wauwatosa
  • Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m. Archbishop’s Catholic Schools Dinner,  Marquette University, Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom
  • Jan. 30, 9 a.m. Mass at the Basilica of St. Josaphat with St. Anthony School, Milwaukee
  • Jan. 31, 10 a.m. Mass for St. Mary’s Springs High School, held at Holy Family Parish,  Fond du Lac

Bishop Hying:

  • Jan. 26, 2 p.m. Mass at Mary Queen of Saints Academy, Milwaukee
  • Jan. 28, 1 p.m. Mass at Saint Thomas More High School, Milwaukee
  • Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m. Archbishop’s Catholic Schools Dinner at Marquette University
  • Jan. 30, 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Gregory the Great, Milwaukee
  • Jan. 31, 10 a.m. Mass at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School

For more information, visit the website of individual schools within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  All school websites may be accessed via www.archmil.org/Education.

Published:2014-01-10
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