More than 6,400 students in 31 Catholic schools across the Diocese of Grand Rapids celebrated national Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 4. This year’s theme: “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”

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Celebrating the Gift of Catholic School Education

Hear from our superintendents about the benefits of enrolling your child in a Catholic school:

WATCH: Fox 17 Morning Mix interview with Superintendent Faber (Jan. 24, 2023)
READ: A Letter from our Superintendents (January/February 2023 FAITH Grand Rapids magazine)

Give your child the gift of a Catholic education:

Learn more – Find a Catholic School

Catholic Schools Week with Bishop Walkowiak

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK MASS: Video (Facebook) | Watch Bishop Walkowiak’s Homily (YouTube)

Catholic Schools Week 2023

Read Bishop Walkowiak’s Catholic Schools Week letters to:

Parishioners: (English | Español)

Aquinas College: Recognizing the partnership and continuation of Catholic education into the collegiate level, Bishop Walkowiak wrote to students, faculty and staff of Aquinas College. The College celebrates their patron saint during Catholic Schools Week. View their St. Thomas Aquinas Week activities schedule.

Activities in our Catholic Schools

Many joined us at these events to experience the Catholic school difference! You can too!

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View CSW Events Schedule

Follow the Office of Catholic Schools’ Facebook and Instagram pages to see all the unique ways our schools are participating.

Choose Catholic School Education for your Family

Contact the Office of Catholic Schools 

to learn about enrolling in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,400 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.

Approximately 1.7 million children across the United States attend Catholic schools. Catholic Schools Week began in 1974 and is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).