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Annual Report for Catholic Schools (2023-2024)

June 11, 2024

Dear friends of Catholic schools,

It is my honor to share with you the Office of Catholic School’s 2023-2024 Annual Report! 

Catholic schools have been blessed by so much growth and opportunity. It seems everywhere I look I see God’s work alive and well through the countless individuals and families that support our 31 Catholic schools. The gifts and talents of our students, parents, faculty, leadership, and clergy continue to make our schools great! They are top-performing academic centers of evangelization and formation for the whole family. 

Congratulations to the class of 2024!

June 3, 2024

With a 99% graduation rate across the Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, we have much to celebrate. Please join us as we congratulate our recent graduates! Here's a look at the class of 2024, by the numbers:

 

Catholic Central High School, Grand Rapids

Graduation date: May 20, 2024

Number of graduates: 131

Percentage of graduates planning to attend college (2- or 4-year) in the fall: 90%

Number of graduates entering the workforce: 3

Number of graduates joining the trades/ attending trade school: 4

Special Achievements in our Elementary Schools

May 29, 2024

While we deeply value all our students and their accomplishments, there are moments when some earn special recognition for their outstanding achievements. Here are some of these moments:

An important announcement from Dave Faber

May 17, 2024

Dear friends of Catholic schools,

I accepted the position of Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Grand Rapids 14 years ago. It was my dream job - the one for which I had been visioning and preparing for for many years. I wanted the position because I believed there was so much
unrealized potential within the Catholic schools of the diocese. I believed an alliance of Catholic schools all working together was possible.

Catholic Schools in Jeopardy of Losing Important State Support

May 3, 2024

UPDATE posted on May 3, 2024: 

Grassroots Advocacy Helps Restore Nonpublic School Funding in House Budget

School safety funding for nonpublic schools is back in the state budget under a revamped education spending plan that the House Appropriations Committee approved and sent to the House floor this week.