Mission and Values

DACS Mass

Mission

The Duluth Area Catholic School System exists to advance the religious education, formation, and service ministries of the Catholic Church and to develop the full potential of all students by ensuring that Catholic school education is viable, justly available, and equitably supported by Duluth-area parishes and the broader Catholic community.


Values

Catholic Identity- We believe our Catholic schools are an expression of the Church's mission, and we are committed to an educational environment that is faithful to Church teachings and rich in the cherished traditions and liturgical practices of our faith.

Quality Catholic Education-We are committed to providing an academically rigorous and doctrinally sound program of education and faith formation, where faith and knowledge are intertwined in all areas of school life.
Forming Young Men
Student Success-We support parents as the primary educators of their children and collaborate with them in forming young people who are equipped to live moral,upright, and successful lives through Christian discipleship, serving as role models and active participants in our Church and nation.

Accessibility-We strive to make our Catholic schools available, accessible, and affordable to all Catholic parents and their children, as well as to others who desire a Catholic school education.

School Advancement-We call on the entire Catholic community to share in the financial responsibility for Catholic education as an integral part of the Church's mission, thus enabling our schools to expand enrollment and educational opportunities through continued emphasis on: quality programs, highly qualified and professional teachers and staff, well maintained facilities, and long-term sustainability.