The past year has been trying for educators, and Catholic school leaders in the Archdiocese of KCK have worked hard to keep safe, in-person learning a reality in classrooms across northeast Kansas. All 42 K-8 Archdiocesan schools have been successful in creating these modified learning environments, with no spread of COVID-19 in school buildings - an astounding outcome that echoes the results Catholic schools have seen across the country.
“The science is clear that there is no substitute for in-person learning, especially for poor and minority children most at danger of falling behind,” says Tom Carroll, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Boston in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Parents have taken note of these successes, and the vast majority have opted for in-person learning for their children.
"At this time, approximately 95% of our students are in schools for in-person learning," said Karen Kroh, Ed.D, Associate Superintendent for the Archdiocese.
And while the financial impact of the pandemic has challenged many local families, CEF donors have doubled down on their commitment to bringing access to Catholic education to local children in need.
Thanks to the hard work of our Catholic schools and generosity of supporters, the Catholic Education Foundation has scholarships available right now for families in need across the Archdiocese. Catholic schools are making space for the fall semester, but classrooms are filling fast.
If you’re considering Catholic education, don’t wait. Click here find a CEF-supported school in your neighborhood. Contact the principal or admissions office at the school of your choice, and ask how a CEF scholarship could make high-quality, Christ-centered education possible for your family. CEF scholars are seeing life-changing outcomes:
CEF scholarship recipients achieve a 99% graduation rate, compared to 77% of their peers in other schools.*
A child who is black or Latino is 42% more likely to graduate from high school if he or she attends Catholic school.
Nearly 97% of CEF graduates go on to college or career training, compared with 45% of their peers in other schools.**
But the true impact of CEF scholarships lies beyond the numbers. See the stories being written in our Catholic schools in the videos below:
Click here to find a CEF-supported school in your neighborhood, and contact the principal or admissions office at the school of your choice to learn more about CEF scholarships.
For a full list of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, visit the Catholic schools office website at archkckcs.org.
Interested in supporting Catholic schools? Your gift may qualify for 70% Kansas state income tax credits. Click here to learn more about Tax Credit Scholarships, or click here to make a gift today.
*Center for Labor Market Study, 2019, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, **USCCB Secretariat of Catholic Education