In communion with our families and parishes, we form students to be virtuous disciples of Jesus Christ. Rooted in Scripture, Tradition, and the defined teachings of the Catholic Church, our students pursue excellence of intellect, heart, and soul with salvation as the ultimate goal.
To provide an immersive, accessible and authentically Catholic environment where every student can respond to their vocation to holiness and pursue excellence as fully alive disciples of Christ who transform the world. The clarity of this purpose finds full expression in a robust Catholic culture, holistic educational formation, committed operational vitality, and effective governance and leadership.
Welcome to the Strategic Direction of the Diocese of Charlotte Catholic Schools!
Our strategic vision is rooted in the understanding that each school possesses unique characteristics and strengths. We have developed an aspirational Strategic Vision that unifies our schools under a shared commitment to excellence and intentional growth.
Our Strategic Pillars serve as the foundation for this vision, guiding our schools in fulfilling the mission and vision of Catholic education. These pillars are designed to foster strong relationships with the Bishop and church leadership, empower local leadership, and establish pathways for professional and spiritual growth, while accommodating the distinct needs of each school community.
As you explore our interactive page design, you will learn more about how our Strategic Pillars pave the way for the continued success of our students, educators, and schools, and impact the objectives and goals of each school’s specific strategic plan.
Diocese-wide Programs & Initiatives
Discover the transformative impact of our diocesan-wide programs and initiatives designed to foster faith, education and service at our vibrant Catholic school communities:
Our K-8 curriculum not only gives students deep and factual knowledge about the Catholic faith, but also invites them into a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ in and through His Church.
The Catholic Schools Office partners with Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Catechetical Institute (CI) to provide a local, mentored, substantive and engaging approach to disciple-making. The CI has over 200 workshops in a dozen ministry areas, adding 2-3 new workshops every month – all designed to provide a mentorship/pastoral accompaniment method of ongoing faith formation for faculty and staff.
The Catholic Immersion Initiative cultivates a comprehensive Catholic environment to edify, form and inspire our students, teachers and staff so that the Catholic faith “breathes freely.” This is accomplished through three main areas of focus: Permanent Structure Design, Rotational Displays and Music and Vocal programs.
Our Catholic schools cultivate talented, compassionate and successful members of society.
Education in Virtue is a process meant to enliven all aspects of our schools with the language and culture of virtue. In collaboration with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, all of our schools have committed to implementing Education in Virtue. That includes teacher formation, a monthly spotlight on specific virtues, integration of social-emotional learning with virtue-based education, and deep integration into the community life involving families, codes of conduct, athletics, and virtually any place in which the language of virtue can be used to build up Christian discipleship throughout the school community.
As Catholic schools, the whole of the school is a ministry of the Church. In collaboration with the local pastor, or in some cases the pastors of the various “feeder” parishes, the head of school is the faith leader of the school. Additionally, especially as young people get older, a holistic program for the campus as a ministry is enacted through chaplains, campus ministry coordinators and faculty advisors. Altar guilds, Bible studies and rosaries, advocacy and charitable service are just a few of the ways campus ministry enlivens the daily life of our schools.
Learn more about the diocese’s Campus Ministry program.
Each of our schools produces an annual ministry plan. School leaders (including principal, pastor/chaplain, and other representatives) meet regularly to plan activities and initiatives to highlight the Church’s liturgical calendar, Catholic feasts and devotions, and the local school’s traditions. These robust ministry plans include activities in 5 key areas: Evangelization & Catechesis, Pastoral Care, Prayer & Worship, Community Life and Virtuous Leadership.