As parents, choosing the right school for our children is a critical decision that demands careful consideration. The differences in educational approaches between public and private schools can make this choice even more daunting. However, in recent years, more and more parents have opted to enroll their children in Catholic schools, even if they may not practice the faith themselves. So why are so many parents choosing Catholic schools for their children?

Attentive Teaching

According to the Private School Universe Survey (PSS), around 4.7 million students attended private schools in 2019-2020. One of the significant advantages of Catholic education is the attentive teaching that students receive. Catholic schools prioritize recognizing and nurturing each child’s unique abilities and interests, encouraging them to become passionate about learning

Focus on Community Engagement

Another crucial factor that draws parents to Catholic schools is the emphasis on community engagement. These schools place a premium on encouraging students to be active members of their local communities, fostering an interest in civic participation, outreach, and volunteerism.

Impressive Higher Education Rates

Perhaps one of the most compelling reasons for choosing a Catholic education is the high rate of successful outcomes. Catholic Education Arizona and The Diocese of Phoenix Catholic High Schools boast a remarkable 97% of graduates matriculating to higher education, trade school, or military service after high school graduation which boasts a 99.4% graduation rate. It’s no surprise,  that more parents, regardless of their religious affiliations, are turning to private education.

Parents have many great reasons for sending their children to Catholic school. From the curriculum to the community projects, there are countless ways that teachers encourage their students to grow and flourish. Are you interested in learning more about Catholic schools in your area? Give Catholic Education Arizona a call today. We’d love to answer all of your questions!


Posted on 05/17/23