About Us


The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools provides academic excellence to students and creates disciples for the Church’s mission in the world.

The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools serve over 43,000 students in 155 archdiocesan-run schools in Cook and Lake counties. It is one of the largest private school systems in the United States. Its schools have received 96 Blue Ribbon awards from the U.S. Department of Education.

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