“More and more people – parents in particular – recognize the need for excellence in the human formation of their children. As Mother and Teacher, the Church shares their concern.”
– Pope Benedict XVI 

Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools have a long-standing commitment to educating the hearts and minds of thousands of young people. Our local advocacy efforts on education center on school safety, rigorous safe environment and child protection policies and teacher trainings. 

We seek to empower parents to choose which school best suits the need of their child. Through the Opportunity Scholars Program, hundreds of financially qualifying parents in the District are empowered to choose the school their child attends. All Archdiocese of Washington schools within the District of Columbia are proud to serve OSP students.

A prayer for schools

O Christ, our teacher, You invite Your faithful people to make disciples in Your name and to announce good news to the poor. We thank You for the gift of Catholic schools, where the message of Your life, death, and resurrection is proclaimed, Christian community is experienced, service to our brothers and sisters is modeled, and worship of You is cultivated.

Increase our zeal for ensuring that all children and families can benefit from a high quality Catholic education, and that Catholic schools grow in their ability to nurture the soul of our nation.

We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady, Mother of Catholic Schools.  Amen.