Message from the Superintendent
The Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Dubuque join schools across the nation in celebrating National Catholic Schools Week. There are 50 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, serving about 11,000 students from early childhood through 12th grade. Our Catholic schools have the privilege and great responsibility of providing over 10 million cumulative hours of embedded Catholic teaching, faith-filled environment, and direct instruction in the Catholic faith to these students each year.
Our Catholic schools share in the evangelizing mission of our Church by bringing the gospel to students and families on a daily basis. As partners with parents, our Catholic schools offer daily religious instruction and modeling of the faith, rigorous academic studies, and a distinct focus on the whole child. Our students and staff provide countless hours of service to their local church and communities. In a world filled with challenges and mixed messages, our schools provide the counter-cultural teaching of Jesus Christ as the center of everything we do all day long.
We are blessed to have so many strong and vibrant Catholic schools. In our Catholic schools, students receive the best of tradition and innovation. The elements of Message, Community, Worship, and Service set our Catholic schools apart from other educational options. These elements are why families make sacrifices to provide their children with a Catholic education. Thank you for investing in Catholic education through your generous support, participation, and prayers. Please take time to visit one of our Catholic schools and share the good news of Catholic education.
Kimberly A. Hermsen
Superintendent of Schools