Archdiocesean Catholic Schools
As of January 2010, five schools are now members of the Archdiocese of Anchorage Catholic School System. You are encouraged to learn more about these schools by calling to request information, asking for a personal tour or just visiting their websites. A link is also available through this site.
Our Catholic schools strive to offer each student unique experiences in a faith-based environment that develops outstanding citizens for our country and strong Christian leaders for the church. It is our desire that every student recognizes the importance of their personal role in making this world a better place for all of God’s people today and throughout the future.
Small student-to-teacher ratios provide individual attention for each child and offer the opportunity to challenge students to the excitement of learning and the achievement of their full potential. Strong academics, the development of personal faith and spiritual values, a variety of sports programs, extracurricular activities, and the encouragement to live out the gospel message through service to others, enables our students to make a great contribution to the entire community.
Young people today are living in a world that bombards them with symbols of temporary pleasure and immediate gratification. While this is not unexpected, we must work to instill in our children a greater meaning in life.
I am convinced the youth of our church need our attention. Children and teenagers need connections with adult role models in order to get a good grounding in their faith. Our
Anchorage Archdiocesan Catholic Schools consistently deliver, across all grade levels, the knowledge, moral virtues and strength of judgment needed as a good citizen of this world.
You are your children's first and best teachers. Teachers in our Catholic schools reinforce the values of home, family and church.
In an environment of work, faith, community and scholarship from Kindergarten through Grade 12, we offer small class sizes, sports, arts, foreign language, technology programs and before and after school care.
Our academic results demonstrate achievement considerably above national averages. Though there are high expections for scholarship and service, our students are given time and opportunity to reflect on their actions and how they relate to the world, their family and the teaching of Christ.
There is a strong sense of community among students and team work within the faculty. Parents are an integral part of the school support and development.
You are encouraged to select a Catholic school in the Anchorage Archdiocese where you know the moral standards important to you will be taught and modeled.
You can learn more by contacting our schools or visiting their web sites.
- Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School (K-6) 907-345-3712
Jim Bailey - Principal - 2901 Huffman Road
Anchorage, AK 99516
- Lumen Christi Junior/Senior High School (7-12) 907-245-9231
Tom Sorci - Principal - 8110 Jewel Lake Road
Anchorage, AK 99502
- Saint Mary's School (K-8) 907-486-3513
Catherine Nuno - Principal - 2934 Mill Bay Road
Kodiak, AK 99615
- Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School 907-376-0883
Theresa Sands - Principal - 260 Nelson Avenue
Wasilla, WA 99654
- Holy Rosary Academy (K to 12) 907-276-5822
Catherine Neumayr - Principal - 1010 W. Fireweed Lane
Yours in Christ and Mary,
Most Reverend Roger L Schwietz, O.M.I., D.D.
Archbishop of Anchorage
Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry - Anchorage Campus
Seattle University offers the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree (MAPS) in Anchorage, Alaska. Faculty from the School of Theology and Ministry of Seattle University travel to Anchorage to offer excellent theological and ministerial education to busy people. Extending over a three-year period, the degree format features intensive Summer School offerings and one course each quarter in a format of two intensive weekends. For a program brochure click here.
The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) degree integrates theological excellence, strong pastoral leadership skills, and in depth spiritual formation. It is a first-rate pastoral formation program for both Catholic lay ecclesial ministers and for Protestant lay leaders. It also provides almost half of the requirements for the Master of Divinity for those who wish to pursue ordination in a Protestant tradition or for other major pastoral leadership positions.
Features of the Program for Alaska:
- A cohort of 20+ qualified, committed students
- Access to the rich library and technology resources of Seattle University
- Excellent teaching by a renowned faculty
- A rich ecumenical and multicultural mix
- A three-year commitment (four summers and three years of weekends)
- Spiritual formation integrated into academic work
- Courses also available on the Seattle University campus
Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology at Alaska Pacific University
We are grateful that we have the endowed Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology (www.alaskapacific.edu/depts/newman) at Alaska Pacific University (APU) in Anchorage. Dr. Regina Boisclair, Professor of Religion, holds this position. She is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association, College Theology Society, American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, and the Catholic Theological Association of America. Locally, she is a member of the Interfaith Council of Anchorage and the Ecumenical Commission of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. Dr. Boisclair assists the Archdiocese in providing needed courses and workshops in Scripture, Catholic Theology, Catholic Moral Teaching, and much more. Interested adults are welcome to many courses at APU as “Newman Observers” for a modest fee. It is possible to earn CEUs or Professional Development Credits with these courses. Dr. Boisclair directs students seeking an M.A. in religious studies through APU’s Masters of Arts program (see www.alaskapacific.edu/degs/map). In June every two years, the Newman Chair sponsors the Midsummer’s Light Bible Institute that features scripture scholars with international reputations. For more information call 564-8274.