Dear Catholic School Parents,
The Diocese of San Diego has a rich tradition of educating generations of Catholics in our local parishes and schools. We are the largest private school system in the area, encompassing 50 schools in two counties, San Diego and Imperial, and impacting the lives of approximately 15,000 children in our elementary and high schools. The potential for growing our impact is unparalleled in this region, and that is why supporting Catholic education is vital to building the future of our local Church.
The 2016-2017 school year marks the diocese’s second year of the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program to provide annual K-12 tuition assistance totaling $1,000,000.00. We believe that Catholic education should be both affordable and accessible to every child and family who desires it regardless of their background, neighborhood, family income, or culture.
Our mission is to provide tuition assistance for children in need to attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Diego. Direct support of our Catholic families is critical to the success of our Catholic schools and to meeting that same mission. In addition to providing a quality Catholic education for San Diego and Imperial County children, our schools provide a character formation education where children are instilled with Catholic values, thus preparing them to lead as globally aware and productive citizens.
In honor of Catholic Schools Week, families may apply for the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program beginning January 29, 2016 through March 18, 2016. For information on eligibility, deadlines, applicant qualifications, award distributions, costs, recipient responsibilities and other facts, please talk to your local school’s administrators and visit the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program website at http://www.bishopfloresscholars.org.
Thank you in advance for your interest and participation in the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program. You are directly supporting our vision for the total mission of our schools: “Not only will these children become the Church of tomorrow, but they will also fill the most important roles in leadership and ministry as the Church reaches out to the world.”
John Galvan Office for Schools, Director