Catholic Schools Center of Excellence

On A Mission

Catholic schools matter.

Our mission at the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) is to enhance excellence and increase enrollment in the 78 preschool-8th grade Catholic schools in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

We do this by sharing innovative ideas, sound business practices, proven strategies and financial resources to help meet each school's individual goals.

We invite you to join us.

How We Do It

Our Impact

Believe and Read
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The Latest

We invite you to learn more about CSCOE and our partner schools!

Below you will find the latest CSCOE magazine, news stories and upcoming events.

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Another year of growth

For the second straight year, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have grown enrollment by more than 1,200 students. It’s been 40 years since the archdiocese…
Principal and students at Nativity of Mary in Bloomington Minnesota

CSCOE Bash 2022

We hope you'll join us on Saturday, May 7, 2022, for an excellent evening to support the nearly 80 preschool–8th grade Catholic schools in the greater Twin Cities metro area.

2021 Impact Report

Catholic schools have a tremendous impact on their communities, and CSCOE strives to have a tremendous impact on Catholic schools. Together, our work has resulted in enhanced excellence and increased…
New Catholic school classroom

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Worth the Investment

Catholic schools teach students to value service.

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The Catholic School Community

The community at a Catholic school or preschool cannot be found anywhere else.

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The Catholic School Principal

Catholic schools form the lives of young people in every dimension of their being, and our principals are key leaders in this. At the 2019 CSCOE Bash, we honored our principals with the Legacy of Greatness Award.

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Look how far we’ve come!

Check out what we’ve accomplished in four short years!

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Called to Greatness

We believe every person is called to greatness. Our Catholic schools beautifully walk with each student on that journey.

Believe & Read

In its pilot year, every student was reading at or above grade level, after having started out with 50% of students at risk for reading difficulties. CSCOE is looking to expand this program to all of our 79 schools.

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