|About the Consortium|
In their 2005 statement Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Third Millennium, the U.S. Bishops wrote that young people deserve Catholic schools which provide “an academically rigorous and doctrinally sound program of education and faith formation designed to strengthen their union with Christ and his Church.” The bishops called upon all members of the Catholic community to invest their energies into ensuring that these national treasures are available, accessible, and affordable to all Catholic families for many decades to come.
The Mid-Atlantic Catholic Schools Consortium was formed as a collective response of the six dioceses of the Mid-Atlantic region to the bishops’ call. The Consortium – composed of the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington, and the Dioceses of Arlington, Richmond, Wheeling-Charleston and Wilmington – serves as the administrative avenue through which challenges shared by Catholic schools in the six dioceses are addressed.
The Consortium is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors that includes the superintendents of Catholic schools in the dioceses. The group is supported by a Leadership Council of business, educational, and community leaders. The Executive Director is the strategic and operational leader for the Consortium, which works to articulate and support the vital role that Catholic schools play in faith formation; strengthen and improve the structure and governance of the schools; and ensures long-term and government financial support for them.