Discover a Catholic Education in Northeast Indiana
There is a place for you in a Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic School.
Why Choose a Catholic Education?
Each student has a unique potential given to them by God, and we believe that your child has the ability to transform the world. Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic schools open hearts and minds through an academically excellent environment that forms disciples of Jesus Christ.
Affording a Catholic Education
We recognize that affording the best education for your child’s unique needs is not always easy, but with Indiana Choice legislation, affording a Catholic education may be easier than you think. Opportunities for tuition assistance include the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) scholarships, and school-specific tuition assistance.
Introducing a Strategic Vision for our Catholic Schools
The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is excited to share this new strategic vision for the schools in our diocese.
As we implement these strategic plan initiatives throughout 2022-2027, we remain focused on helping our students to excel spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially. Everything we do is for the greater glory of God.
The Mission of the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is to evangelize and form disciples of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church through the ministry of education.
As Catholic educators, we participate in the evangelizing and redemptive mission of the Catholic Church. Called through Baptism and incorporated into Christ’s life, we embark on a journey of bringing God’s love to the world. Through the ministry of education, with the help of God’s grace, we seek to accept the call of Christ to love and serve God and one another. We strive to integrate the student’s spiritual, intellectual, emotional, moral, and social lives. Through the sacramental life and the liturgical year, love of God and neighbor transform attitudes, actions, and relationships. Our schools are communities of faith centered on the Eucharist. We continually challenge our students and one another to participate in Christ’s victory over sin with lives of love, compassion, and observance of the law of God and our Church. Through witnessing our faith, we call our students to recognize the love of God in their midst and to contribute their talents in service to others, calling all to be saints and to live in communion with God in heaven.
Catholic schools are an expression of the Catholic Church’s teachings based on scripture, traditions, and sacramental life.
Catholic schools call each member of the school community to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ so that all might grow in holiness, discern their vocation, and be prepared for their eternal destiny in Heaven.
Catholic schools provide an atmosphere that is permeated by the Gospel spirit of love which recognizes self-discipline and personal responsibility and affirms the dignity of all persons.
Catholic schools provide Christ-like role models who witness the teachings of Christ and the Catholic faith.
Catholic schools are committed to academic excellence, which fosters the intellectual development and the moral and spiritual formation of all faculty, staff, and students.
Catholic schools believe that each child is uniquely created in God’s image, and that all children can learn.
Our Catholic schools will provide a Christ-centered environment in which the Gospel message is proclaimed, community in Christ is experienced, service of others is practiced, and thanksgiving and worship of God is cultivated.
Our Catholic identity will be seen through our integration of faith and life, reverence for truth, growth in virtue, formation in Christian discipleship, and commitment to prayer.
Our students will experience, from the first moment that they set foot in our Catholic schools, a community illumined by the light of faith and enlivened by the presence of Jesus the master teacher.
Our Catholic educators, in answering their call to Catholic education, will serve as witnesses to the truth, beauty, and joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our parents are the primary educators. The schools, working in collaboration with the parents, will help educate and form their children.
Special Education in our Catholic Schools
82% of our Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Schools offer some form of special education support, collaborating with each other and with parents to identify the best community for your child to thrive. To start a unique education journey for your child, contact a Catholic school near you. (Programs and services vary based on the physical building structure, enrollment, and teacher availability.)
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Spirit in the Schools Podcast
Stories from education that reveal God, and responses for family life.
Elementary Principal Zac Coyle talks with other educators, parents, coaches, and experts in the field about their programs and efforts to serve students, showing God’s presence in their work, with practical tips for family life in response.
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Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
915 S. Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN 46801
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Catholic Schools Office
To contact us, call 260-422-4611
Mr. Joseph Brettnacher, Ph.D
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Ms. Karen DeRose
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802