Catholic schools and families’ educational choices are woven into the fabric of our country. When families choose schools that work for them, their children achieve amazing things.

Did you know:

  • 99% of Catholic high students will graduate, and 88% will attend four-year colleges or universities.
  • Studies have shown Catholic schools can help break the cycle of poverty and improve lifetime achievement.
  • Numerous national leaders have attended Catholic schools for at least some of their education, including five sitting Supreme Court justices and President Joe Biden.

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It’s exciting to see the difference that a good school can make in a child’s life – or even a whole community.

But there is another set of facts about Catholic schools that remind us why we must fight.


  • At the end of the last school year, 71 Catholic schools had closed or consolidated. On average, about 100 Catholic schools close or consolidate each year.
  • Most schools operate on a financial loss, relying on support from the diocese and donors to keep operating. When the economy struggles, so do schools – and families.
  • Only 7% of Catholic school students are enrolled through a school choice program, and many states do not offer enough options for the families who need them.

Catholic schools are a critical part of many communities, but they are perpetually at risk. During the pandemic especially, we have been reminded of just how much is at stake.

School choice is the missing piece.

Thank you for standing with students and families.