Message from the Superintendent of Schools
The Catholic schools of the Diocese of Buffalo have been serving the people of Western New York for over 150 years. During that time, the dedicated pastors, teachers, and administrators of those schools have provided an excellent Catholic education to hundreds of thousands of children, thus contributing to the Greater Buffalo area, New York State, and the nation the gift of people who have been educated in the Catholic faith.
These schools continue to be a gift to the civic, business, and academic communities. Each year, Business First ranks the schools according to their New York State test scores, and each year, the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Buffalo rank highest. Our schools strive to be on the cutting edge of technology, curriculum, and child development. Our dedicated administrators and teachers are in constant formation as educators and child specialists.
But more important, the Catholic schools of the Diocese provide an excellent grounding in the Catholic Faith, working in partnership with parishes and parents so that, as a faith community, we can contribute to the Church young people whose mind, body, and soul have been nurtured in the school setting. Our teachers and our administrators are certified, not only by New York State, but as catechists of the Diocese of Buffalo, trained in the best methods of passing on the Catholic Faith, and of training our students to be service-oriented, prayerful, and contributory members of their communities.
We encourage parents to explore and inquire about sending their children to these fine schools. Our schools serve children of all faiths, ethnic backgrounds, and economic strata; in short, we give young people a great start in life.
Dr. Michael LaFever
Superintendent of Schools
Diocese of Buffalo