Stark County Catholic Schools are in the upswing for the second year in a row! During the 2018-2019 school year, our schools saw enrollment rise by 12%. This year, 2019-2020, our schools are projecting a 10% growth!
This unprecedented growth comes after the Diocese of Youngstown moved to a president-principal model when they established an elementary consortium, Holy Cross Catholic Schools, in 2012, and then a governing system, Stark County Catholic High Schools, in 2017 for oversight of Central Catholic and St. Thomas Aquinas. In July 2018, all of the Catholic elementary schools and Catholic high schools in Stark County began operating under one board and one president. Stark County Catholic Schools a governing system for the 10 elementary schools and 2 Catholic High Schools in Stark County.
While school principals focus on maintaining their school’s unique identity, the day to day operations of their building and the tradition of excellence for which Catholic Schools are known, the Stark County Catholic Schools administrative team, led by President Dan Gravo, have been tasked with spearheading all enrollment, marketing, and development needs. Stark County Catholic Schools are proud to lead the enrollment increase in Catholic education by sharing the positive stories of our schools, increasing personal outreach to all families, and offering $2.5 million in scholarship and tuition assistance each year.
Stark County Catholic Schools is a system of 10 elementary schools and two high schools, Central Catholic High School (9-12) in Canton, Our Lady of Peace (K-5) in Canton, Regina Coeli (PreK-5) in Alliance, SS. Philip & James (PreK-8) in Canal Fulton, St. Barbara (PreK-8) in Massillon, St. James (PreK-7) in Waynesburg, St. Joan of Arc (PreK-8) in Canton, St. Mary (PreK-8) in Massillon, St. Michael(PreK-8) in Canton, St. Paul (PreK-8) in North Canton, St. Peter (PreK-5) in Canton, and St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School (6-12) in Louisville.