Why Catholic Schools?
If you're looking for the best place for your children to get an education in WNY, the Diocese of Buffalo Catholic Schools provide the highest quality education experience. Why Catholic Schools? When you see the evidence, the choice is easy.
In the classroom, our students consistently outperform those at other schools, and as you can see from some of the stats below, students who attend Catholic schools go on to do great things.
- 99% of Catholic high school students graduate.
- 98% of Catholic high school graduates go on to college.
- 2012 graduates of Catholic high schools received a total of $157 million in college scholarships.
Five of the top ten elementary schools in Western New York, as ranked in the 2014 Business First Guide to Western New York Schools, are Catholic schools.
Three of the top ten middle schools in Western New York, as ranked in the 2014 Business First Guide to Western New York Schools, are Catholic schools.
Three of the top five high schools in Western New York, as ranked in the 2014 Business First Guide to Western New York Schools, are Catholic schools.
Students at Western New York Catholic Schools are strong and healthy in both mind and body. Our schools offer a variety of extracurricular and athletic programs that are among the most successful in WNY and help to build strong character, attitude and sportsmanship in addition to competitive skill. Some of the programs offered at our schools include:
- Track & Field
Teachers and staff at our schools work to develop children who are defined by their spirituality and strong sets of morals. While much of what we teach is anchored in the Catholic faith, students of all religious backgrounds are welcomed in our classrooms and guided through moral development that focuses on making them good people in general, regardless of what religion they practice.
Finding the Right School
The WNY Catholic Schools offer a variety of locations to cater to families from all different neighborhoods. Wherever you live, there's probably a Catholic school nearby. To locate a school near you and start exploring your options, use our easy school finder tool.