Celebrating Catholic Schools Week & “Catholics at the Capitol”

The 2009 OCS theme is “Catholic Schools Celebrate Service,” which highlights its mission to provide a faith-based education that supports the whole child academically and spiritually with a continual focus on service to others. Last year, 500,000 hours of Christian service had been provided by student outreach programs. Revenue Sources include: Private Tuition and Fees, Local Fundraising, Investment Income, and Big Shoulders donations to inner-city OCS High School students. See: www.bigshoulders.com. The annual cost of education is $4,283 per each Elementary School student and $10, 565 for each High School student. The money taxpayers saved by students attending Catholic Schools amounts to $1,001,298,824 – based on public school cost comparisons for 2007-2008.