Catholic Schools

Students in Catholic elementary and high schools encounter God through in their prayer,  their coursework, their social activities, and in each other. Read stories of how students, teachers, and parents in Catholic Schools are Lighting the Way.

Her faith is inspiring

Mary Maloney is making progress in her battle to walk again after a trampoline accident left her partially paralyzed. She returned to school this week at Blessed Francis Seelos Academy in Wexford to the cheers, tears and prayers of her school family.

Learning & growing

It takes a village to raise a child, as the saying goes, or, in the case of Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Catholic School, some help from the neighbors.

Regional schools’ successes

Keeping students safe and learning in school remains a priority this year, but the board president of the North Hills Regional Catholic Elementary Schools sees another big challenge—engaging the community.

Sharing values and a new future

Merging elementary schools is never simple, especially in the midst of a pandemic. But teachers, students and parents at the new Ave Maria Academy are rising to the occasion.

Celebrating Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day

What a sight in the sky near near Archangel Gabriel Catholic School in Robinson earlier today! Students and teachers were outside, praying below a balloon rosary to celebrate the annual feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary.

A sports season unlike any other

In classrooms and gymnasiums and on playing fields, Catholic students are cooperating with new health and safety protocols, while understanding there are no guarantees in the age of COVID.

Back to school, 2020

On September 8, 2020, Catholic elementary students stepped back inside classrooms across the Diocese of Pittsburgh for the first time in nearly six months.