The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has a long and faith-filled history of passing on Christ’s Gospel from generation to generation through Catholic education, which has brought hope to tens of thousands of lives. Our Catholic schools and parish religious education programs instill Catholic values that will stay with our young people throughout their entire lives.

Religious Education

The Secretariat for Catechesis supports all 140 parishes of the archdiocese in providing faith formation opportunities to adults, youth, and children as they grow in their relationship with Christ and His Church.  In addition to over 20,000 young people K-8 who participate in parish faith formation programs, the Secretariat for Catechesis supports the Christian Initiation of approximately 1,000 adults and youth received into the Church every year at the Easter Vigil.

Please contact the Secretariat for Catechesis for more information.

Catholic Schools

Ninety Catholic schools across the archdiocese bring Christ’s love, alongside an academically excellent education, to thousands of young people every day. Students learn to respect others, develop a sense of community, and carry out the mission of care and service, just as Jesus did.

Please contact the Catholic Schools Office for more information.

2021-2022 Catholic Schools Data Profile

The Strategic Data Profile is a resource of aggregate data that reflects each pillar of Catholic education. As the capacity for the use of data work grows within the Archdiocese of Washington schools, so does the need for resources and tools available for school leaders and the public.