Archdiocese of Seattle


The Ministries of the Archdiocese of Seattle continue the work of Evangelization for encounter with Christ, who calls and sends missionary disciples, and who Himself provides lifelong formation and nourishment in the Church.


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.


Office for Catholic Schools


The Office for Catholic Schools fosters collaborative communities among all stakeholders through high quality professional development to positively impact student learning and develop Christ-like servant-leaders for today’s world. We work in the spirit of communion, solidarity, and subsidiarity.


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.