Office of Catholic Schools
DOW-R Schools to Re-Open this Fall
Vision of the Office of Catholic Schools
The vision of the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester is to enhance educational communities through a strengthened partnership with administrators, teachers and families -- establishing and enriching all student faith and knowledge through leadership, curriculum and educational resources which support Catholic Identity.
Mission of our Catholic Schools
The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester are learning communities rooted in the teaching Mission of the Catholic Church offering academic excellence and Gospel values in a diverse and nurturing environment.
It is imperative that our Catholic schools in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester provide excellence in education rooted in Gospel values. Therefore, each Catholic school is evaluated on the Catholic Identity Standards.
Circle of Grace
Circle of Grace is a safe environment program developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha in response to Article 12 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. It serves the dual purpose of educating and forming youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others.
Our schools offer a safe, structured atmosphere where students learn and thrive. For more information, visit Safe Environment