Jesus sent forth His disciples with the mission to “Go and teach.” (cf. Mt. 28:19). In a special way, Jesus’ teaching mission is lived out in our Catholic schools, parishes, and campuses.
The Archdiocese of Omaha serves more than 19,000 students in 17 secondary and 53 elementary schools. Another 18,000 elementary and high school students receive instruction through parish-based religious education programs.
But the real story is bigger than the numbers. We are blessed in this Archdiocese to have so many individuals who have made a strong commitment to the mission of teaching the message of Jesus Christ. Along with the family, Catholic schools and parish-based religious education programs are where our children learn about virtue, and to develop a healthy and well-formed conscience that enables them to live morally good lives.
With Jesus as our ultimate example of teacher – priests, educators, catechists and campus ministers in the Archdiocese of Omaha are committed to ensuring education excellence in a safe, secure Christ-centered environment with a genuine Catholic identity.
We invite you to see for yourself the benefits of Catholic education and our efforts to “Go and teach!”
Our schools are dedicated to the responsibility of educating young men and women enrolled in Catholic elementary and secondary schools in Omaha and Northeast Nebraska. We are proud of our history. Our record in standardized test scores, graduation rates, attendance rates, and college matriculation rates is admired by other school districts.
The students in our Catholic schools have the daily opportunity to study, share, and bear witness to the Gospel. Regular participation in school Masses leads students toward a meaningful appreciation of the Sunday Liturgy. They are encouraged to pray and learn to develop their own personal relationship with Christ.
In our Catholic schools, students learn about virtue. They learn to respect the dignity of life in all of it stages, beginning with conception, to recognize that every person is made in the image and likeness of God, and to develop a healthy and well-formed conscience that enables them to live morally good lives.