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Over the course of the past year, Bishop Earl Boyea appointed four individuals as the first presidents of our four Catholic high schools when the Diocese of Lansing adopted the president/principal leadership model. Their role is to provide visionary leadership to the school, assuring the success of its organization, fund development and enrollment management. Read more on each president at

Sean Costello, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Lansing, believes more families would choose a Catholic school if cost wasn’t a factor because Catholic institutions have the opportunity to “educate the whole child.”

Costello says Witness to Hope, the diocesan-wide campaign which includes the goal of $12.5 million for a Catholic school financial aid endowment, will radically change support for Catholic schools within the Diocese of Lansing.

Imagine a tranquil space in your child’s school with a child-sized altar and chalice, small prayer candles, wooden cut-outs of characters to act out biblical stories, crayons and colored pencils to be closer to God through art, a comfortable, quiet place to listen to and meditate on the Word of God.

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, the Michigan State Board of Education approved by a 6-2 vote its document “Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students.”

In response to the statement’s approval, Michigan Catholic Conference offered the following comments:

August 18, 2016

As Teachers, parents and students gear up for a new school year to begin, the Diocese of Lansing Catholic Schools invites you to reflect on where we have been and where we are going by browsing our 2015-16 annual report.

With it's strong focus on faith, knowledge and service, the report gives a snapshot of the outstanding Catholic education our schools provide, while at the same time helping parents maintain their role as their child’s primary educators, and encouraging families to make the Lord the center of  their lives.

August 8, 2016

What does your child want to be when he or she grows up? Discover how St. Mary Catholic School in Pinckney, Mich. helps students reach their full potential!