Frequently Asked Questions

What is purpose of Utah Catholic Schools office?

The Catholic Schools office of the Diocese of Salt Lake City serves the mission of the church by supporting schools in the areas of Mission and Catholic Identity, Academic Excellence, Governance and Leadership, and Operational Vitality.

Are schools accredited?

Yes! All of our schools are accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  In addition, the High Schools are also accredited by AdvancED.

Can my child enroll if we are not Catholic?

Our schools are inclusive of all faiths. Close to 30% of the students at our schools are non Catholic students. Our schools teach and follow Catholic doctrine.  

Do you offer financial aid?

We are committed to offering a quality Catholic education to as many families as possible. In keeping with our mission, families who are not capable of paying our full tuition rates may apply for tuition assistance/financial aid. Financial Assistance is granted by the schools on an individual need basis.  Each school uses FACTS, an outside independent company, to determine eligibility.  All of our schools give financial aid, based on need.  Please contact the school which you are applying directly to apply for Financial Aid.

Do you accept International Students?

Yes, please contact the school which your are applying for information on international student requirements.

Do your schools offer extracurricular activities?

Yes! Our elementary schools students participate in many sports through the Utah Catholic Sports League.  Schools also have local teams that participate in neighborhood leagues.  Our high schools have sports teams that compete against Utah public schools.  All Catholic schools have a wide variety of extracurricular activities to fit your child’s interests. For example you can find anything from band, choir, dance and theater clubs to robotics and chess.

How do I know which school is best for my child?

Each child is unique and requires a special environment which will allow them to reach their full potential. It is highly recommended that you visit the school nearest you, take a tour, and meet with the Principal.  All schools provide open houses during open enrollment periods.

What are the benefits of a Catholic education?

We recognize the responsibility to provide a learning environment that fosters growth and considers the individual needs of the child. We continue to promote the values of caring, respect, responsibility, trust, faith, and family within a community of caring. You will find dedicated teachers, challenging academic curriculum, outstanding facility and friends for life.   Catholic Schools educate students so that they go out and make a positive difference in the world!