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 dioceses of the Mid-Atlantic region to the bishops’ call. The Consortium, which includes the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington, serves as the administrative avenue through which challenges shared by Catholic schools in these dioceses are addressed.
Our common mission in all aspects of Catholic education is to teach as Jesus taught and to imitate Him in all we say and do in our parishes, schools, neighborhoods, and throughout our world.