Catholic schools have long been recognized as a great value in education. Traditionally priced lower than comparable independent schools, Catholic schools have prioritized accessibility and make special efforts to educate not just the wealthiest but underserved populations as well. The result is a student body that reflects the diversity of our world so that students learn to appreciate differences and are well-prepared for global citizenship. Catholic schools also provide a strong foundation of faith, and studies have shown that our graduates are more likely to pray daily and attend church as adults. Catholic school graduates are challenged academically and consistently outperform other schools in standardized tests and graduation rates. Finally, service to others is an intrinsic value in Catholic education with the expectation that students and staff care for and serve the marginalized. As the stats show, Mount de Sales is a perfect example of why Catholic education is a great choice. Join us in celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 31 – February 6.