Consistent with its mission to serve the local Church, St. John's University and The School of Education established the Institute for Catholic Schools in 2009 to collaborate with local dioceses on ways to support and enhance Catholic primary and secondary education. The overarching purpose of the Institute is to foster long-term sustainability and the growth and excellence of Catholic education by assisting local dioceses in enhancing the administrative and academic infrastructure of schools. External funds have been committed to the Institute by friends and alumni of the University, enabling St. John's to use its university faculty, graduate-level scholars and Catholic school personnel. We look forward to sharing news about our programs and people through this newsletter. Stay tuned.