The Diocese of Bridgeport was established in 1953, comprising all of Fairfield County. The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano was installed on September 19, 2013, as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese. There are 82 parishes serving approximately 410,000 Roman Catholics (45% of the population, compared to 23% nationally).
The twenty Catholic elementary schools and five high schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport educate 9,000 children from Pre-K through grade 12. There is also one special education school serving our children with special needs, and one center for early childhood excellence in southern Fairfield County. More than 35,000 children take part in 82 religious education programs.
Catholic Schools in Bridgeport have been in existence since 1894. In 2013, four elementary schools in the city (St. Andrew Academy, St. Ann Academy, St. Augustine Academy, and St. Raphael Academy) were restructured into the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport. Always benefitting from a committed faculty and strong support from the Bishop and the Office for Education, the schools are also supported by a fully committed governing board comprised of lay leaders devoted to the mission of the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport. We are one school on four campuses and serve almost 900 students from the city of Bridgeport and surrounding towns. The Catholic Academy of Bridgeport is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We offer rigorous academics, student placements in the most competitive area high schools, before and after care for working parents, and robust financial assistance, along with a safe, faith-filled learning environment in which diversity of all kinds is valued and celebrated.
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