Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle Beat the Odds

June 4, 2021

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that Catholic schools around the country are struggling to remain open in the face of low enrollment and other problems brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, in the Archdiocese of Seattle, Catholic schools did not miss a single day of instruction throughout the pandemic, delivering at-home, in-person, and hybrid learning models for students while following COVID-19 safety protocols. While many school communities and families experienced hardships during the pandemic, Catholic schools kept their doors open thanks to the dedication of educators, the strength of school communities, and the generous giving of Fulcrum donors.

What’s more—many archdiocesan schools are seeing a spike in enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year.

“Our schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle have experienced an unprecedented level of interest and enrollment,” said Kristin Moore, the director of marketing and enrollment at the Office for Catholic Schools. “Many of our schools have waitlists for the first time in 10 years. We are excited about the growth and are thrilled to welcome new families to our Catholic school community. We are growing!”

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