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Why Catholic Education?

We know that families today face many challenges.  As a parent, one of the most important decisions you make is in regard to your child’s education.  We hope that your exploration of St. James will make your choice clear for you, however, for those who have ever questioned the value of a Catholic education today, we invite you read a letter from Dr. Matthew Kenney.  Dr. Kenney was the Principal of St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, CT.  He has moved on and now serves as the Executive Assistant to the President and Interim Director of Campus Ministry at Sacred Heart University. Dr. Kenney’s letter is titled “Ten Reasons Why Catholic Education Still Matters.” It speaks pointedly to our mission as Catholic educators. To read his letter, click HERE.

In addition, you may want  to  view the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops paper: “Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in  the Third Millennium,” which you may find by visiting the USCCB at or clicking  HERE.