Inspired by the mission of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word, and enlightened by the Holy Spirit, and through the ministry of Christ's Church here on earth, the Roman Catholic schools within the Diocese of Providence are centers of education and formation where students witness, share, and grow in a Catholic faith community. Within the framework of Catholic values, the schools strive to excel academically, to nurture spiritual, social and emotional growth, and to assist students in becoming lifelong learners and promoters of the Gospel.
There is no question that Rhode Island Catholic Schools are successful in educating children academically and in the faith. The question is: How do they do it?
Studies conducted by independent researchers over the past 20 years have yielded findings that help explain the success of Catholic schools: