An Incomparable Legacy

The 2011 Superintendent’s Report on the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh

Long before Pittsburgh became the Steel City or the City of Champions, the Catholic schools began to serve the region. For almost two centuries, hundreds of Catholic schools have provided a superb education for thousands of families throughout the area, enabling a largely immigrant population to assume its rightful position in the American mainstream.

After a century of achievement, one might make the observation that Catholic schools had developed a tradition of high quality. As we complete two centuries, however, we have gone far beyond "tradition."

The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh have created an incomparable legacy, a gift passed from generation to generation, characterized by a high level of support and participation from the Catholic community, and reflective of a level of quality almost unparalleled in American education.