Looking for a new school? This school system wants you to know one thing: ‘We’re here’

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston cover 10 counties in the Greater Houston area

Looking for a new school? (Photo provided by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston)

Whether you’re choosing for your child to learn in-person or remotely, the region’s Catholic schools want you to know one thing: They’re here for you.

Parents are continuing to make important decisions about how their children will learn this year — not to mention, Jan. 31 - Feb. 6 marks National Catholic Schools Week.

Officials from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston said they know you have questions, and of course, you want to make the safest and best choice for your family.

These schools are more than a system, officials said, adding that they consider themselves “a family of families, 56 campuses strong.”

Covering 10 counties in the Greater Houston area and educating students from pre-kindergarten through senior year, Catholic schools are partnering with families to create an engaging learning environment that offers students a sense of normalcy and belonging.

“Because the physical and spiritual health and wellness of our students and school personnel remain our priority, our Catholic school leaders have devoted their time to developing plans to best serve our students academically, support their emotional and social well-being, and help halt the spread of COVID-19,” educational leaders from the Archdiocese said. “From the first day of school to graduation, Catholic schools are committed to the celebration of faith, safety, academic excellence, student success, and empowering our students to actualize their potential.”

A teacher works with students. (Photo provided by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston)

The educational landscape may have changed, but the schools’ mission to prepare students to transform the world remains unchanged, educators said.

“Your child’s academic journey should be a meaningful experience that promotes the continuity of learning,” the school system said. “We believe that families are going through a lot during this time -- and we want you to know that you are not alone. This may appear to be uncharted territory, but this time will be traveled together in faith and with great hope. In the classroom, whether traditional or virtual, and beyond, we’re here to support your student."

The Archdiocese is hosting “A Pattern of Hope” virtual event to celebrate and support Catholic Schools on Feb. 5. This is their inaugural virtual event to offer support to families experiencing economic difficulty due to the pandemic, and provide tuition assistance and the educational technology vital to remote and on-campus learning.

To learn more or find a Catholic school near you, visit ChooseCatholicSchools.org.