MISSION AND VISION
The Diocese of San Diego has a rich tradition of educating the next generation of Catholics in our local parishes and schools. We are the largest private school system encompassing 48 schools in two counties, San Diego and Imperial, and impacting the lives of approximately 15,000 children in our Catholic elementary and high schools. The potential for growing our impact is unparalleled in this region and that is why supporting Catholic education is vital to building the future of our local Church.
Our mission is to provide tuition assistance for children in need to attend Catholic Elementary schools in the Diocese of San Diego. We believe that Catholic education should be both affordable and accessible to every child and family who desires it regardless of their background, neighborhood, family income, or culture.
We accomplish our mission by providing financial assistance to low-income families who are desirous of a Catholic education for their K-8 children. Accessibility and affordability are our priorities.
The Bishop Flores Program does more than just provide a quality Catholic education for San Diego and Imperial County children. We provide a character formation education where children are instilled with Catholic values, so that one-day they may contribute to the Church and society as globally aware citizens.
OUR VISION FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN THE DIOCESE OF SAN DIEGO
Evangelizing children and their families is one of the most vital ministries of our Church that has been performed by Catholic schools in the United States for over a century. The role our Catholic schools play in educating and forming the faith of our children continues to be invaluable today. Not only will these children become the Church of tomorrow, but they will also fill the most important roles in leadership and ministry as the Church reaches out to the world. For these reasons, Catholic schools must be places where children are nurtured in all aspects of mind, body and spiritual growth. But, schools can never become elite academies accessible only for the wealthy. Our Catholic schools must be places for children from families no matter their race, culture or economic condition. To that end, and embracing the Church’s “preferential option for the poor”, all Catholics and Parishes, regardless of whether a local Parish has a school, are responsible for the health and growth of this important ministry of our Church.