About Catholic Schools


Bishop Cunningham's Back to School Message - 2015

The Catholic School Office is proud of the work of its 22 diocesan and parish schools. The office serves as an administrative and educational resource for all of our schools. All policies are developed within the confines of the mission of the Diocesan School Office, which establishes the parameters, policies and regulations that govern the entire school system in conjunction with authority of the lay boards.

The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Syracuse carry out the mission of Jesus Christ, bearing witness while proclaiming the Gospel message.  Together with families and parishes, our schools provide an education rooted in the Gospel that is “living, conscious, and active” including values and ideals that are in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.  We empower our students to live their faith with compassion, integrity and respect for all life and the diversity of our world.

Our schools are faith-centered communities focused on promoting academic excellence while developing a strong moral conscience and embracing Catholic principles to enable students to meet lifelong challenges and demands in our rapidly changing world.

Approved, August 21, 2013
Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham

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Watch Bishop Cunningham's Homily, Back to School Mass, Sept. 3, 2015 and view highlights of the Mass and a message from Superintendent Bill Crist (Footage © Syracuse Catholic TV]


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