About Us

Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools exist primarily to evangelize and to educate students for the Church’s mission in the world.

The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools system serves more than 78,000 students in 217 schools, including 180 Archdiocesan-sponsored schools, in Cook and Lake Counties. It is the largest private school system in the United States and the recipient of the greatest number of U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards of any school system, public or private. In July 2015, all Archdiocesan elementary and secondary schools were successfully accredited by AdvancED, the largest community of education professionals in the world.

Our Mission

The mission of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools is to educate the whole child — academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally — through a faith-based learning environment. Our Catholic schools are igniting the light in future leaders.

Our Vision

Provide all people in the Archdiocese of Chicago with vibrant, high quality Catholic schools that are available, accessible and affordable.