The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh contains 10 Catholic high schools and 69 Catholic primary schools. These are operated in partnership with families and local government.
“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints,” said Pope Benedict XVI in his address to school pupils from across the UK at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, in September 2010.
The Catholic school attempts to assist parents in helping their children to grow in knowledge, wisdom and virtue so that our young people develop into adults who are both happy and holy as they fulfill their God-given potential.
The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is also responsible for Special Religious Development, SPRED, a pastoral initiative providing catechesis to those with learning difficulties. SPRED is a parish based organisation with 13 groups across the Archdiocese. SPRED is also part of the catechetical life of four other Scottish dioceses: Glasgow, Motherwell, Paisley and Galloway. For more information click here