Affording the Choice of Catholic Education
The Diocese of Lansing and each of its 32 schools share the belief that a Catholic education should be available, accessible and affordable to any family that wants to provide their children with a quality education in a strong, Catholic environment.
Many families need and receive scholarships for Catholic school tuition. A variety of scholarship opportunities exist for families choosing Catholic school education for their children. For 2019-20, we distributed more than $522,500 in scholarship funds.
Learn more about the scholarships available through the Diocese of Lansing here.
Diocese of Lansing Scholarships
The Venerable Augustus Tolton Scholarship
Contact your Catholic School for details about the scholarships they may have available to you. In addition, a parish may support a student with a parishioner rate of tuition or parish support.
The curriculum in the Diocese of Lansing Catholic Schools is based in research and results-proven standards of instructional practice and is guaranteed and viable. We consider standards established where achievement and rigor is significantly higher than average when revising or creating diocesan standards. Faith integration is embedded in the work of all areas of curriculum, utilizing the Catholic Curriculum Standards offered by the Cardinal Newman Society. Standards for religion are based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
We are committed to going beyond merely preparing our students for college, and continuously look for ways to partner with families to help children to become intentional Disciples of Christ. To do this, we are committed to teaching every subject matter from the perspective of faith. Because of our non-public school status, we have the freedom to create our own research-based curriculum, and not adopt the Common Core State Standards. We are currently making a thorough review of our curriculum and working to develop curricular standards and content expectations that will help us better fulfill our mission and meet our students’ academic and spiritual needs.
For specific subject-area standards that guide teachers in instructing our students, click here.
All 32 schools of the Diocese of Lansing are accredited every five years through the Michigan Non-Public Schools Accreditation Association (MNSAA). Accreditation is based on the National Catholic School Standards.
The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Lansing are committed to use assessments for the purpose of informing parents about their student’s growth and performance levels, improving teaching and learning, and providing trend data for review and revision of curriculum. The tools used for such analysis include the Northwest Evaluation Association Measure of Progress (NWEA-MAP), Aspire, and ACT.
Diocesan schools’ students excel in academics while developing spiritually to become future leaders of our society.
Average ACT scores across four high schools: 23.7
Average third grade math level: 84% advanced/proficient
Average third grade reading level: 91% advanced/proficient
Average eighth grade math level: 49% proficient
Average eighth grade reading level: 81% advanced/proficient
Average score on 8th grade Diocesan Theology Exam