Catholic Schools Center of Excellence

On A Mission

Catholic schools matter.

Our mission at the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) is to enhance excellence and increase enrollment in our 79 preschool-8th grade Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota.

We do this by sharing innovative ideas, sound business practices, proven strategies, and financial resources to help meet each schools’ individual goals.

We invite you to join us.

How We Do It

Our Impact

We love Catholic schools. But over the last two decades, our schools faced school closures and shrinking enrollment. We wanted to change the narrative to one of hope, possibility, growth, and thinking big.

Our “one size fits one” approach has given targeted, impactful support to each of our 79 partner schools to support their vision of excellence and enrollment growth. We are helping our principals change the story, one school at a time.

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The Latest

We invite you to learn more about CSCOE and our partner schools!

Below you will find the latest CSCOE Magazine and blog posts, news stories and upcoming events.

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Catholic education is the Gospel in action

“Faith is caught more than it is taught, so I work to ensure that our schools help students practice the faith as they study it.”

Incredible Teacher Award Winner Mary Ellen Gross

The Catholic Schools Center of Excellence Recognizes Teacher from Notre Dame Academy with Incredible Teacher Award.

Resources make a Catholic education affordable to all

Our Archdiocesan schools have numerous programs in place to assist all families who wish to give their children a Catholic education.

Our Videos

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See you at the movies!

We are so excited to host this video at AMC theaters around the Twin Cities! We love promoting our incredible Catholic schools, and this is another way we can spread the love.

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Called to Greatness

We believe every person is called to greatness. Our Catholic schools beautifully walk with each student on that journey.

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The Catholic School Principal

Catholic schools form the lives of young people in every dimension of their being, and our principals are key leaders in this. At the 2019 CSCOE Bash, we honored our principals with the Legacy of Greatness Award.

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Look how far we’ve come!

Check out what we've accomplished in four short years!

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Worth the Investment

Catholic schools teach students to value service.

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The Catholic School Community

The community at a Catholic school or preschool cannot be found anywhere else.

Believe & Read

In its pilot year, every student was reading at or above grade level, after having started out with 50% of students at risk for reading difficulties. CSCOE is looking to expand this program to all of our 79 schools.

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