Catholic schools are good for children, families, communities, the nation, and the Church. They provide a religious and moral foundation in a world that is in need of the Gospel values while offering a high quality education. The University of Notre Dame published an article entitled “Ten Reasons Why Catholic Education Still Matters.” A Catholic education offers: an incarnational view of the world, immersion in the Paschal Mystery, the value of relationships as a reflection of the Divine, a nuanced view of scripture, civic engagement, service for the common good, discipline as a faith expectation, the centrality of arts, ritual, drama, and music to the life of faith, the fullness of the Catholic Identity at the heart of the Church, and personal excellence as a spiritual goal. Catholic school students learn that God is present and active in their lives and in our world. They learn to experience God’s grace and presence through daily prayer, religion classes, weekly Mass, and opportunities to serve. The teachings of Jesus Christ are infused into all subjects and activities. With this focus on academics and faith, Catholic schools provide a disciplined and focused environment in which children can grow and thrive.