The Diocese of Lexington was established in 1988 by Pope John Paul II. The Diocese of Lexington is designated as a mission diocese within the United States: the geographic, demographic and economic characteristics indicate an acute need to evangelize Gospel values and to provide outreach services elevating human dignity and eliminating human suffering.
The diocese was formed from parts of the Archdiocese of Louisville and the Diocese of Covington, covering almost 16,400 square miles and representing 50 counties in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Bishop John Stowe was appointed by Pope Francis as the Third Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington on March 12, 2015
The Catholic Diocese of Lexington schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. Our Catholic Schools work to prepare our students for what life brings, and to depend on our Catholic faith for strength and guidance. Our faith in God is at the core of our schools. Our Faith Guidelines help us through the every day, and lay an important foundation for our future.
Our Catholic Schools include students of all faiths. On average, 20% of our students in our Catholic Schools are not Catholic. We are Catholic in our teachings and all that we do, but our doors are open to all who would like to come and share in the endless opportunities Catholic Schools offer.
Schools in the Diocese serve over 3500 students in a Pre-K through 12 academic setting. Each year our high schools graduate 99% of their students who earn millions in merit scholarship monies. Our students also collectively contribute tens of thousands of hours of service to the community annually.
Schools in the Diocese average a 13 to 1 student to teacher ratio creating a learning environment that is designed around each students’ needs and abilities. Many of our Catholic Schools offer tuition assistance, scholarships, and multi-student discounts making Catholic education a possibility for anyone.
We are humbled and blessed to be entrusted with the education of our students in life and in faith, and we look forward to new generations starting with us on their journey of learning, life, and faith.
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