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Welcome to the Renewal of Catholic Education

Catholic Education Is in Crisis—and Renewal

More than 100 Catholic schools, on average, have closed every year for the last six decades across the United States. Enrollment is now around a quarter of what it was at its peak in 1965. Based on the data, one may conclude that the end of Catholic schools is near. But inside that data is a beautiful story of renewal. Hundreds of Catholic schools have found a way to thrive with increasing enrollment, delighted parents, and students who are well formed and full of wonder. Many have waitlists of students eager to attend. Catholic School Playbook documents how these schools are bucking the trend by focusing on their rich Catholic heritage and cultivating strong communities of students, families, and educators.

Join the renewal:

Read The Catholic School Playbook. This is a free, 7-chapter eBook documenting the best practices of thriving Catholic schools in all areas, including culture and curriculum, teacher hiring, and fundraising. The full text can be downloaded or read online in less than one hour.

Watch The Catholic Education Show. This is a video podcast featuring conversations with thought leaders and educators, exploring topics relating to truth, culture, and all things Catholic education. Look for new content every week here at Catholic School Playbook and on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

Read our blog. This is a collection of articles that go deeper into the topics covered in the Playbook, often featuring guest writers..

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