Catholic Schools

Schools represent a vital part of any society and are a major source by which the wisdom and culture of a people are passed to new generations. Catholic schools reflect the importance of integrating the Catholic faith with the educational process; therefore, the Church sponsors and supports schools as the major vehicle for pursuing its teaching ministry.

In order for the Church to carry out the goals of this ministry, the Catholic bishops of the United States have established nine Characteristics that define the deep Catholic identity of Catholic schools.

  • Centered in the person of Jesus Christ
  • Contributing to the evangelizing mission of the Church
  • Distinguished by excellence
  • Committed to educate the whole child
  • Steeped in a Catholic worldview
  • Sustained by Gospel witness
  • Shaped by communion and community
  • Accessible to all students
  • Established by the expressed authority of the Bishop

Though Catholic theology recognizes parents as being primarily responsible for the education of their children, achievement of these principles is shared by faculty members, the parish, and the Diocese.

The Catholic schools of the Catholic Diocese of Salina are committed to fostering an environment of support and coordination for Catholic schools, their principals, faculty and students. It also seeks to maximize opportunities for quality education in a Catholic school setting.

High school students at St. Francis Xavier in Junction City participate in a science lab.


The schools of the Salina Diocese are accredited through the Kansas State Department of Education. 

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