Discover DAJ Catholic Schools
Discover DAJ Catholic Schools
Our Catholic Schools are where students go to receive an education that will prepare them for success throughout their lives.
Our schools use computer-adaptive-testing combined with a well-rounded curriculum to provide diverse and challenging academics.
State-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge learning programs enable students to explore and develop confidence and independence.
Over $3 million in scholarships offered across our schools to provide affordable Catholic Education.
As a Catholic school community, our mission is to cultivate a Christ-centered learning environment where every child is given opportunities to excel and is recognized as a child of God.
Our vision is for all children to be life-long learners who live out their faith with conviction, compassion, and commitment to use their God-given talents to make positive contributions to the whole world while building up the Kingdom of God.
Upon graduation from the elementary schools of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona Johnstown students will:
- Demonstrate the love of Christ by living and practicing their faith with conviction, compassion, and commitment.
-Exhibit a solid academic foundation to be successful life-long learners using problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking.
-Exemplify responsibility, service, and integrity through their daily words and actions.
"Our Catholic schools are amazing places where students encounter the Lord and share the incredible journey of faith with each other. With the support of parents, guidance of awesome teachers, and the use of the latest technology and curriculum, students are challenged every day to reach their full potential. Striving for excellence in the classroom supports their call to service of others as missionary disciples who encourage everyone to know who they are to focus on the place in God's plan."
Find out what is happening at the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Schools.
"Our teachers love and care for every one of our students."
"I appreciate what Catholic education does for my family because it reinforces values we have in our house, such as prayer, discipline, and hard work. We are very happy with Holy Name and all the Catholic schools!"
"BG instilled in me the values and work ethic needed to accomplish my goals in college. The dedicated teachers pushed me to be the best student I could possibly be, both academically and morally, while believing in me every step of the way. BG was a very beneficial experience and greatly helped to prepare me for college."
"OLVCS is a place where everyone belongs and feels included. Regardless of your interests... there is something for everyone to get involved in at OLVCS. I really like the smaller class size. I never feel like I'm lost in the crowd. Teachers at OLV are helpful and encouraging so students should always feel comfortable asking questions or for extra help when needed. Best part of OLVCS is that God part of my everyday education. I am grateful that I am able to go to a school that gives me an opportunity to go to church and learn more about my faith."
"I like having a small class size. We all get to know each other so well and we are all good friends."
"I like St. Peter School because we get to go to Mass and receive the Body of Jesus. It is just beautiful. There are wonderful teachers and I am so thankful for them. I have wonderful friends who are always there for me too."
"I feel blessed to be a part of St. Michael School..."
"It's a community and everyone is united. It's just a really happy place."