Campaign for Catholic Schools Additional Information

Under the leadership of Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M., Cap., the Campaign for Catholic Schools (CCS) is rebuilding urban Catholic elementary education in the Archdiocese of Boston. CCS has created two new regional schools in Brockton and Dorchester/Mattapan, and has inspired the establishment of four additional regional schools. We raise funds to renovate buildings, consolidate schools, improve academics, increase teacher pay, and partner with colleges and community organizations. We recruit effective lay leaders to govern schools. 

Current Projects:    

 Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy (SJP), the largest elementary school in Boston, serves 1,256 students across four campuses. SJP offers a Latin and Greek roots program to improve vocabulary, and a strong Fine Arts program, with violin instruction mandatory in Grade 5. Thirty-percent of the sixth grade test into prestigious Boston exam schools. Teacher pay is based on performance.     

Trinity Catholic Academy (TCA) has 450 students enrolled on two campuses. With a focus on English Language Arts and Math, students receive 120 minutes of uninterrupted learning time in these subjects daily. There is a Talented and Gifted program and a vibrant music and choir program, along with personalized tutoring.     

Student profile of partner schools:    

  • Students: 1,700  
  • Ages: Two years and nine months through Grade 8  
  • Caucasian: 16%  
  • Catholic: 52%  
  • Live with both parents: 60%  
  • Speak English at home: 57%  
  • Receive free/reduced lunch: 49%  
  • Apply for financial aid: 68%  
  • Graduate from Grade 8: 100%  
  • Attend Catholic high school: 68%  

Additionally, CCS looks to forward priority projects of the Catholic Schools Office.    

Since its organization in 2007, CCS has raised $79M renovating five school buildings and the St. Peter Teen Center, funding new academics, technology, and teacher support. 

If you would like to make a gift to advance Catholic education in the Archdiocese or would like more information, please visit our website at or we welcome your call at 617-262-5600.