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A solid foundation at home and in school is the key for our children’s success. With 14 Catholic elementary schools and four independent Catholic high schools , our Diocesan system enrolls over 4,000 children annually. All educators are required to be state certified with a minimum of an undergraduate degree. All of our Diocesan schools are accredited by the Middle States Association. While religion courses are an essential part of the curriculum, our schools are open to catholic and non-catholic students, and we believe that we must respect each student’s faith commitment.

More than 400,000 students have attended Catholic schools in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown since 1840. Approximately 90% of our high school graduates are admitted to four-year degree programs at universities and colleges across the country. More than 94% of our high school graduates attend some type of post secondary education.

We are committed to maintaining the long tradition of excellence in education by providing the unique blend of learning, Christian formation in Gospel values, community service, and discipline which will prepare Catholic school students for the challenges they will face in the future.

The 14 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown are divided into geographic quadrants.


Altoona Quadrant
Holy Trinity Catholic School, Altoona
Saint Matthew School, Tyrone
Saint Patrick School, Newry
Saint Thomas School, Bedford


Johnstown Quadrant
Divine Mercy Catholic Academy, Johnstown
Saint Peter School, Somerset


Northern Quadrant
Lock Haven Catholic School
Our Lady of Victory School, State College
Saint John the Evangelist School, Bellefonte


Prince Gallitzin Quadrant
All Saints School, Cresson
Holy Name School, Ebensburg
Northern Cambria Catholic School, Nicktown
Saint Benedict School, Carrolltown
Saint Michael School, Loretto

Diocesan Catholic High Schools


Bishop McCort


Bishop Carroll

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