Mission and Philosophy

The Office of the Superintendent of Schools is entrusted with the responsibility of providing leadership, unity, and service to all elementary and secondary schools of the Archdiocese, whether parochial, private, Religious Community-owned, or regional.  

The Catholic Bishops emphasize this responsibility in their document, “To Teach As Jesus Did”: Catholic education is an expression of the mission entrusted by Jesus to the Church He founded. Through education, the Church seeks to prepare its members to proclaim the Good News and to translate this proclamation into action. Of the educational programs available to the Catholic community, Catholic schools afford the fullest and best opportunity to realize the threefold purpose of Christian education–message, community, and service–among children and young people.

Mission Statement

As ministers in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of Newark
  • We commit to shaping the future of our students by cultivating Catholic School Leadership.
  • We serve as catalyst and resource by providing vision, direction and service in a collaborative mode.
  • We act in the spirit of the Gospels and in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
The Office of the Superintendent of Schools is committed to the promotion, preservation and growth of all Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese. It strives for the development of programs of educational excellence which convey the message of Christ and prepare students for life.