The story of how important your support is to families who yearn for Catholic Education, but cannot afford it, is a story rooted in the Gospel. Jesus said, “Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Lk 18:16)
With the Gospel at its heart, Catholic schools provide a loving, nurturing environment where the entire community of parents, teachers, students and supporters are committed to academic and personal success.
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is the fifth largest Catholic School system in the United States and the largest private or public school system in the state of Ohio. More than 3,100 students receive need-based tuition assistance annually, thanks to the generosity of donors who believe in the value of Catholic Education.
Imagine the impact you can have when you give a deserving student a Catholic Education through a gift to the Faith and Values Annual Appeal. Your donation carries an additional benefit of helping to make our schools the best they can be, by making it possible to invest in “three T’s:" Tuition-Teachers-Technology.
The 2023 Faith and Values Appeal supports tuition assistance and innovative initiatives like the Aspiring Leaders Program to help our teachers grow and develop their faith and skills for their betterment of and benefit to their students.
Did you know, in the Diocese of Cleveland...
- A total of 38,476 students were enrolled in 106 Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the Diocese of Cleveland for the 2022-2023 school year.
- There are 86 elementary schools and 20 high schools.
- There are 3,205 Pre-K students, 23,495 K-8 students, and 11,776 9-12 students.
- More than 4,000 students received over $4 million of scholarship aid for the 2022-2023 school year (from Diocesan Tuition Assistance, Fund A Dream scholarships, the School Employee Fund, and the Bishop's Scholarship).
- 6.9% of K-12 (2,664) students have a diagnosed disability.
- There are 66 international students with visas (13 elementary, 53 secondary).
- 66.7% of all students in a Diocese of Cleveland school are Catholic.
- 42% of students attend on state scholarships (Cleveland, EdChoice, EdChoice Expansion, Autism, and Jon Peterson Special Needs).
- Thousands of students received local scholarships from schools and parishes in 2022-2023.