Dear Catholic School Families,
As the school year comes to an end, I want to again thank you for your commitment to Catholic education. I am grateful for your support and patience as we navigated another difficult year together. Our hearts may be weakened by the burden of the pandemic and the loss of life through horrific events across our nation. Our faith and communities continue to sustain us.
Although our students have been through so much, I am excited to say that our diocesan Catholic elementary schools have not experienced a stunt in student growth. Through the dedication of our teachers and the partnerships we hold dear with our parents and families, Catholic school students are thriving both academically and spiritually.
Statistics showed that students in the Diocese of Sacramento achieved grade-level benchmarks and many advanced beyond grade level in the 2020-2021 academic year. We are delighted to share that progress continues with data showing considerable increases in student growth in both math and reading from the start of this school year through this last trimester. We continue to use data to support the needs of every student.
Our diocesan-wide program, Education in Virtue, continues to assist our schools with student faith formation. Each day our students are presented opportunities to learn about and live out the virtues and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, enabling them to create a life that is both meaningful to them and a light to our suffering world.
I am optimistic, hopeful, and full of gratitude for our Catholic communities. Together with our parishes, families, principals, and teachers, we will continue to form exceptional generations of faithful Catholic leaders.
Wishing you and your families many blessings this summer!
Katie Perata, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Sacramento