There are 21 Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Albany: 17 elementary schools and 4 high schools. For a listing of schools and their locations, please visit

Higher Powered Learning

A commitment to Catholic education is a commitment to excellence.

Did you know?  Research shows that graduates of Catholic Schools are more likely to go onto college, earn a higher income and give back to their communities. Grounded in the values of the Catholic faith, Catholic Schools partner with parents to nurture the whole child - head, hands and heart - to become caring, active citizens and leaders of our communities. Not only do Catholic Schools have character and faith formation down pat, they have a superior academic record. 

Students attending Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Albany:

  • Consistently surpass the New York State performance averages on standardized examinations.
  • Graduate from their high schools at nearly 100%.
  • Customarily matriculate to the finest institutions of higher education.

Our students are compelled to place their acquired skills, knowledge and expertise at the service of others - to excel not only in the classroom - but to inspire others to achieve excellence.


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Create opportunity
Hundreds of students in the Diocese are looking for a Beacon of Hope. By contributing, you will have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people by helping to keep them enrolled at a Catholic School where they will flourish.


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There are many ways to volunteer your time and talent to help grow the Beacon of Hope Fund, from joining our Advisory Council, becoming a parish ambassador to helping at an event. Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Catholic School Office at 453-6602.


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Thanks to our corporate partners, the Beacon of Hope Fund is able to support more students in need. Our partners sponsor events and marketing efforts in order to help raise more money and spread the word about the Beacon of Hope.