Catholic Education

Catholic Education is rooted in the belief that every person is created in love by God, in His very image, for the purpose of sharing in the fullness of life with Him now and forever.

Catholic Schools and Faith Formation programs of the Diocese of Buffalo prepare our children for what they are called to be, equipping them intellectually, and enriching them with a sense of justice and responsibility for others.

The Division of Catholic Education of the Diocese of Buffalo fulfills the teaching mission of the Church by providing the a variety of curriculum, policy and administrative services to 39 elementary schools and 12 high schools which serve over 12,000 students across the 6 counties of the Diocese of Buffalo.

The Office of Lifelong Faith Formation provides leadership, direction and resources for hundreds of parishes and Catholic school faith formation programs, striving to shape a unified vision of Catholic identity and faith formation.  More than 48,000 young people are served through parish-based lifelong faith formation programs throughout the Diocese of Buffalo.

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Learn more about tuition assistance for Catholic elementary school students funded by the Foundation through the BISON Scholarship Fund.