Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Superior have a long history. The first schools began in missionary
times with the first mission at La Pointe on Madeline Island. Over time there were 52 schools, the most being 32 at one time. Of the five physical high schools, the last two closed in 1967. Now we’re happy to announce a high school option blended with online and face-to-face classes beginning in fall of 2015. The only Catholic college – Mount Senario – closed in 2002. Currently there are fifteen Catholic elementary schools.
Within this section of the website you will find useful information to assist leadership in schools fulfill
their responsibility of passing on faith and academics.
- It is our goal to make our Catholic elementary and secondary schools available, accessible, and affordable to all Catholic parents and their children
- These Catholic schools afford the fullest and best opportunity to realize the fourfold purpose of Christian education, namely to provide an atmosphere in which the Gospel message is proclaimed, community in Christ is experienced, service to our sisters and brothers is the norm, and thanksgiving and worship of our God is cultivated
- We are convinced that Catholic schools continue to be "the most effective means available to the Church for the education of children and young people" who are the future of the Church
- Catholic schools provide young people with sound Church teaching through a broad-based curriculum, where faith and culture are intertwined in all areas of a school's life
- This unique Catholic identity makes our Catholic elementary and secondary schools "schools for the human person" and allows them to fill a critical role in the future life of our Church, our country, and our world.
- Wherever possible, Catholic school should remain available and accessible in all areas of a diocese for children who are from poor and middle-class families who face major economic challenges. In addition, Catholic schools should be available to students who are not Bat6holic and who wish to attend them.
- Our vision is clear: our Catholic schools are a vital part of the teaching mission of the Church.
* Quotes from Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Third