Catholic Schools

Office of Catholic Schools

Mark Salisbury, Superintendent of Catholic schools
I am pleased to welcome you to our Catholic Schools Office webpage.
In an Angelus message this summer, Pope Francis captured the essence of our mission in Catholic education. He said, “The encounter with the living Christ in his great family which is the Church fills hearts with joy, for it fills them with true life, with a profound goodness that endures.” 

Encounter with Christ in the Church is at the heart of the mission we share in Catholic education.  Our curriculum foundations document clearly states that every person’s greatest happiness is a personal encounter and communion with Jesus Christ. 
Our students learn in a nurturing environment where high expectations find balance with love and respect.  Knowing the sacrifices that parents make to send their children to Catholic school, we value the collaboration with families that happens through open and candid communication.  We expect our administrators, teachers and students to exemplify the life of Christ both inside and outside of the classroom.  Lastly, we work to form true Disciples of Christ. 
We invite you to visit our schools: and witness the joy-filled hearts of students and the profound and enduring goodness that Catholic education brings.

We are delighted that our parents have chosen to embrace Catholic education for their children. 
Blessings to all,
Mark Salisbury
Phone: (906) 227-9127 | E-mail:

Foundations Document for the Catholic School Curriculum of the
Diocese of Marquette

Our parish schools are currently transitioning into a new Catholic curriculum. In 2014, Bishop John Doerfler approved the foundations document for the Catholic school curriculum. Click here to view.



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