About Us

Welcome to the Diocese of Rockville Centre Education Department web site. This web site serves as an online community for the Catholic elementary schools and diocesan high schools located in the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island, New York.

The Diocese of Rockville Centre was established in 1957 and encompasses 1,198 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The diocese serves approximately 1,737,498 baptized Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million) and consists of 134 parishes (1 campus parish) in 115 towns.

There are almost 32,000 students engaged in Catholic education within the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Of these students; over 16,000 attend Catholic elementary schools, almost 12,000 attend Catholic secondary schools, and 3,500 attend Catholic higher institutions on Long Island. The diocese consists of 43 parish and regional elementary schools; 4 independent elementary schools; 2 parish high schools; 3 diocesan high schools; 5 independent high schools; and 1 Catholic college.

Following mandates of Church leaders, businesses and government, as well as honoring National, State and Diocesan Learning Standards, continual pursuit of academic excellence is a priority at all Diocese of Rockville Centre schools. We believe that education empowers people with the critical abilities to think, reason, judge, and create. These are the skills upon which the Catholic schools on Long Island have been built and these are the skills the Catholic schools on Long Island will continue to promote in this global 21st Century. We do this as we proclaim the Good News of the Gospel, providing our students with a strong faith formation program in which the faith is taught, service to others is encouraged, and the education of the whole person is valued and celebrated.

Interested families may obtain further information about Catholic education on Long Island by visiting the diocesan school web sites or by contacting the Diocese of Rockville Centre Education Department at (516) 678-5800.

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