Catholic Schools are Family-Focused
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that parents are their children's
first and most important teachers. We promote that philosophy
throughout the Diocese of Buffalo Catholic schools, where education is a
collaborative process involving close interaction between the teacher
and the family.
Our schools are family oriented. Parents are welcome to visit their child's school anytime, and families are invited to many of our programs and liturgical services. Catholic schools provide many ways for families to have fun together, including father/daughter and mother/son banquets and dances, family fun days, parent/student luncheons, potluck dinners, and movie nights. Many parents volunteer in the classroom or take part in other school activities.
Our support for the family extends beyond the regular school day. Since some families need to make child-care arrangements to accommodate parents' work schedules, before- and after-school programs are available at many schools. Some schools offer summer day camps. Many offer Vacation Bible Schools.
Ensuring that children are safe, happy and achieving their academic potential is essential to our mission. When parents and schools work together, the educational experience is enhanced and families become stronger in the process.