Montgomery Catholic is a K4-12 school in the Archdiocese of Mobile, under the authority of the superintendent of Catholic schools and ultimately the Archbishop of Mobile. An advisory council, comprised of representatives of each Catholic parish in the Montgomery Tri-County area and representatives from each campus, sets local school policy. Administratively, Montgomery Catholic has a president with long-term and financial responsibility for the K4-12 school leads and a principal at each campus with responsibility for the day-to-day campus operations.
Montgomery Catholic is proud of its long history, dating back to its founding by the Sisters of Loretto in 1873. This makes us the oldest, continuous, non-public institution in the state of Alabama. Originally called “St. Mary of Loretto,” we became “Montgomery Catholic High” in 1952. In 2004, we combined with St. Bede and Our Lady Queen of Mercy Elementary, created a separate middle school, and became “Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School.”
Education is a moral endeavor. Shaping the character and moral development of our students is central to our role as a Catholic school. Education is a shared responsibility. Parents, as the primary educators of their children, must play an active role in supporting the school’s mission, not only for their own children, but for children of other families as well. All students are capable of success and can achieve success within a framework of high expectations. Success, however, is the result of hard work.
Each student is a child of God with unique talents and abilities. St. Irenaeus of Lyons said, “The glory of God is man fully alive.” We aim to help students discover and hone their talents, thereby glorifying God by becoming the unique person He destines them to be.
The Archdiocese of Mobile charges Catholic schools with the mission of providing Catholic education that deepens the Catholic faith while providing opportunities for rigorous academic instruction.
Catholic Schools will: recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children; therefore, effective collaboration and communication with families as partners are essential to the success of the students;
focus on the moral and ethical development of all students in accordance with Christ’s teachings, while preparing them to be citizens of the world and responsible stewards of God’s creation;
challenge all students to achieve the highest academic standards as related to the Archdiocesan Standards and other research-based curricula;
instruct students in the Catholic faith and promote faith development through worship, participation in the Sacraments, prayer and community service;
expect the commitment of all parents, teachers, staff and administrators for success in carrying out their mission to educate and teach Gospel Values;
provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environment for the students in order to assure student achievement;
regard students as valued individuals with unique, spiritual, physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs;
recognize and appreciate cultural diversity while welcoming students of all faiths;
produce graduates who possess a comprehensive understanding of the world, recognize the need for service to others, and commit to excellence in their chosen vocations.