Mission and Vision

Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools


Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle have a long tradition of academic excellence that is firmly rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From preschool through 12th grade, students are prepared for success in college, life, and beyond. Catholic schools are communities where educators and families effectively partner to ensure the development of the “Whole Child”: Mind, Body, and Spirit.


Vision Statement for Catholic Schools


            Be courageous! We are Catholic School leaders who discover God’s Kingdom as each responds in relationship to Jesus’ unique call.


Office for Catholic Schools Mission Statement


In a spirit of communion, solidarity and subsidiarity, the Office for Catholic Schools provides high quality professional development, resources, and best practices to expand the evangelizing mission of our Church as we help one another form the school leaders God has designed for our time.


Strategic Vision for Catholic Schools


Strengthening Catholic Identity – With Jesus as our foundation, Catholic schools in the 21st century build upon a tradition of strength and excellence to form students as missionary disciples who “go forth” with enthusiasm and vitality in order to love and serve.

Advancing Academic Excellence – Rigorous standards and support for curricula, instruction, and school leadership ensures that Catholic schools relentlessly pursue excellence to maximize student learning and growth.

Expanding Access – Catholic schools are welcoming communities of Gospel values. Access to a Catholic education is enhanced, especially among ethnically diverse populations, students with diversified learning needs, and families needing financial assistance.

Enhancing Stewardship and Sustainability – Through planning, governance, funding, and marketing, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese will become more effective stewards of their resources in order to achieve greater sustainability and maximize student learning.