“Everybody says we are the future. People supporting our schools says ‘We believe in you.’”
—Dominic, St. Mary student
Nurturing a well-educated community that embodies the Gospel values of Christ is key to ensuring the future of our church. If our children are to become tomorrow’s leaders and active contributors to our church and our world, it is essential that all of our schools are high-quality institutions, in terms of both academics and faith formation. We must ensure that we have schools in all of our neighborhoods that are accessible to all Catholic youth, regardless of socioeconomic background.
There is no better proven way to guarantee the future of the Church than through our Catholic schools. The keys to sustainability are positioning our schools for future growth and being the best school in every neighborhood—the school with the most competitive, innovative and technologically advanced curriculum taught by dedicated and highly qualified teachers. By accomplishing this, our schools will thrive and provide our students with optimal preparation for college and for life.
Focusing on EDUCATION will make us stronger as ONE:
- Technology: $2 million
For our schools to remain competitive, we must invest in the latest technology for teaching and learning. The Diocese of Sacramento will partner with our schools and parishes to build the necessary infrastructure to host the appropriate software and equipment.
- Catholic Elementary Schools Endowment: $4 million
While we firmly believe that all families must invest in their children’s education, we understand that some face financial shortfalls and simply cannot afford a Catholic education. Growing the endowment will provide more financial assistance to parish youth.
- Catholic High School Scholarships: $2.5 million
Unfortunately, many of our Catholic elementary school students are unable to continue on to Catholic high schools because the cost is prohibitive. The Diocese plans to build an endowment that will generate funds for scholarships to facilitate a Catholic high school education at any of our six Catholic high schools.
- Facilities: $6.5 million
All three of our diocesan high schools and the SUCCEED elementary school campuses have specific facility and infrastructure needs that must be addressed. This investment will help support ongoing facility upgrades and provide all of our campuses with the technology infrastructure that will allow them to remain competitive and on the cutting edge.