About Catholic Education

All children are created by God and deserve an education that helps them reach their potential.

The schools of the Diocese of Allentown offer more than just a challenging academic program.  They offer students an opportunity to explore who they are meant to become and offer the world and to develop their moral character in an environment of compassion and faith.  Our schools are rich in diversity as children of all faiths and backgrounds come together to learn, to grow, and to succeed.


  • Nearly¬†10,000¬†students across the Diocese in Catholic Schools
  • 30¬†elementary schools with curriculum for pre-kindergarten through 8th¬†grade
  • 7¬†college preparatory high schools for grades 9-12
  • 3 Special Learning schools designed for students with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities
  • 5 schools with Aquinas Learning Support program and dedicated faculty
  • Nearly 900¬†certified teachers employed that meet the standards of the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Curriculum that is aligned with state and national education standards and supplemented by music, art, foreign language, and technology
  • Opportunities for faith formation and co-curricular activities rooted in morals, integrity and service to others
  • Every school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Consistently earn high levels of student achievement on national standardized test scores
  • 97% of our students matriculate to college