The Mid-Atlantic Catholic Schools Consortium is a collaborative effort on behalf of the three dioceses serving the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia – the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington and the Diocese of Wilmington. The Catholic schools which the Consortium represents and serves are administered by the diocese in which they are located, and each diocese has its own superintendent of Catholic schools.
The bishops of the three dioceses – Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, and Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington – each have a passionate commitment to Catholic schools and enthusiastically support the work of the Consortium.
The Mid-Atlantic region is the ideal place to launch an initiative to revitalize and strengthen Catholic schools. It is here that the pioneer of Catholic schools, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, began her important work. It is here that the seat of the federal government is located. It is here that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops maintains its offices. The Consortium’s six dioceses have long been leaders in Catholic education and their collaboration on this important project will serve as a national model for the revitalization of Catholic schools.