​​​Siena Catholic Schools of Racine

The National Standards & Benchmarks


In 2012, Loyola University Chicago, the School of Education, and the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness released The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, giving the entire Catholic community a common framework of universal characteristics of Catholic identity and agreed upon criteria for Catholic school excellence. These characteristics include the following:

  • ​​Centered in the Person of Jesus Christ
  • Contributing to the Evangelizing Mission of the Church
  • Distinguished by Excellence
  • Committed to Educate the Whole Child
  • Steeped in a Catholic Worldview
  • Sustained by Gospel Witness
  • Shaped by Communion and Community
  • Accessible to All Students
  • Established by the Expressed Authority of the Bishop

As the Racine Catholic Schools Task Force moves forward, actions will align with the above to ensure a commitment to Mission and Catholic Identity, Governance and Leadership, Academic Excellence, and Operational Vitality.

To read the full National Standards and Benchmarks in English, click here. 

To read the full National Standards and Benchmarks in Spanish, click here.