SAN DIEGO – Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme of this year’s week, Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”
This week helps to showcase what makes Catholic schools the right choice for parents, including families exploring this education for their children.
Schools typically observe the week with Masses, assemblies and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Many of these activities will be modified this year due to the pandemic. Schools will share these details through their websites.
To celebrate this week, the Schools Office is sponsoring a coloring contest for kindergarteners and an essay contest for fifth-graders. The office is introducing the Seton Award for high school juniors, who were invited to submit video entries. The winner will receive a $500 college scholarship and a certificate signed by Bishop Robert McElroy.
Applications for Catholic school are accepted year-round and financial aid is available for qualifying families. Many schools are offering prospective families virtual tours or scheduling tours after school, one family at a time.