Welcome to the Office of Catholic Schools
About Catholic Schools
Vision of the Office of Catholic Schools
The vision of the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Winona is to enhance educational communities through a strengthened partnership with administrators, teachers and families -- establishing and enriching all student faith and knowledge through leadership, curriculum and educational resources which support Catholic Idenity.
Mission of our Catholic Schools
The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Winona are learning communities rooted in the teaching Mission of the Catholic Church offering academic excellence and Gospel values in a diverse and nurturing environment.
Circle of Grace
Circle of Grace is a safe environment program developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha in response to Article 12 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. It serves the dual purpose of educating and forming youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others.
Upcoming CEU certification renewal meetings (please have all forms in the week before the meeting):
April 7, 2014
May 5, 2014 - CEU Approval Meeting - last one for the year
Please note: beginning in June of 2013 only thirty (30) clock hours may be earned through "professional learning board" per five (5) year license cycle.
(Please see Faith Formation page - retreats for details.)
Our schools offer a safe, structured atmosphere where students learn and thrive. For more information, visit the Safe Environment website.
Dates for 2014-2015:
August 21, 2014 - Lourdes High School, Rochester
There are 30 Catholic schools in the the Diocese of Winona. Students of our schools receive a holistic approach that focuses on educating the body, mind, and soul. Students learn about their Catholic faith, how to live it by serving God and others in need, and receive top academic training in a safe, nurturing environment. If you have a desire to join the nearly 5,000 young people educated in Catholic Schools across our diocese, contact a school near you today! For enrollment applications or information see our Catholic Schools Directory.