• Catholic Schools
    Catholic Schools
    A Foundation for Life.
    Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. Matthew 7:24
  • Catholic Schools
    Catholic Schools
    A Leaven for Society
    Education is integral to the mission of the Church to proclaim the Good News. Pope Benedict XVI
  • Catholic Schools
    Catholic Schools
    An Invitation to Share
    Freely you have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8
  • Catholic Schools
    Catholic Schools
    A Daily Formation in the Faith
    Dedicated to inviting the Holy Spirit to touch children's hearts
 

About Teach the Truth

Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  
Luke 18:16

Teach the Truth Foundation provides tuition aid and financial support to Catholic Schools so that all who seek to attend a Catholic school can do so regardless of financial need.

Established in 2014, we invite all those who feel called to aid in the mission to support Catholic Education in Western Pennsylvania to partner with us. Our goal is to ensure that the Catholic Schools continue to be an option to all parents of school age children.

Catholic Schools have a wonderful legacy of providing an educational experience of outstanding quality with the foundational focus being Christ, the source of all true knowledge. The mission of Catholic Schools has been critical to the development of the United States and is even more critical today.

The Legacy of Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools have provided an invaluable service to our country.

They continue to provide excellent academics founded on the truth of the Gospel which is rooted in God’s inestimable love for each and every person.

 
 

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Our Mission

Our Lord calls us to be active participants in bringing the good news of his love and salvation to others.

Teach the Truth exists to support parents and Catholic school staff in their efforts to communicate the good news of Christ to all children.

 

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The Importance of Catholic Education Mission

Catholic schools are a blessing to each community they serve as they present to each child the “pearl of great worth.” The source of all wisdom is revealed in the person of Jesus Christ.

Christ is present the daily curriculum of Catholic schools, and all subject matters can only truly be understood in Him.

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Questions & Answers

Below are some of our commonly most asked questions, as well as some astonishing facts about Catholic Schools and funding.
Visit our full listing of our Frequently Asked Questions.

FAQ

  • Is Teach the Truth associated with the Catholic Church?

    Teach the Truth was founded in 2014 by Catholic lay people, and is operated independently of any diocese or religious order. Teach the Truth exists to supplement local diocesan efforts to fund Catholic education. Currently, there is not enough funding available to make Catholic education available to all, and this is the focus of our mission.

  • Is my contribution deductible for income tax purposes?

    Yes, Teach the Truth is registered with the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) organization. We provide no goods or services to donors and as such, your contributions are fully deductible.

  • I would like to send my child to a Catholic school. How can I get help?

    CONTACT US

    Please tell us about your situation and provide an email address. We will ask that you complete an application and that your principal confirm that any amount to be granted to you has not been otherwise provided by any other scholarship funding from other sources.

Facts & Figures

  • 1. Tuition cost for Catholic grade schools is around $4,000 a year.

    Despite Parish and Diocesan assistance which supplement the cost of Catholic Schools, Catholic school tuition is around $4,000 a year.  

    For many parents, this is too much for them to bear themselves and precludes them from selecting a Catholic education for their child. 

  • 2. U.S. Catholic school enrollment is dropping.

    U.S. Catholic school enrollment has declined from over 5 million students around 1960 to about 2 million today.

    Stabilizing and growing the Catholic school system is critically important to renewal of the U.S. Church and the country. It is important that as many children as possible are given the opportunity to attend school in an environment permeated with God’s love. These children can then be apostles of the New Evangelization.

    Pope Francis said, “If you happen to be with an atheist who tells you that he does not believe in God, you can read him the whole library, where it says that God exists, and where it is proven that God exists, and he will not believe. [However] if in the presence of this same atheist you witness to a consistent, Christian life, something will begin to work in his heart…. It will be your witness that brings him the restlessness on which the Holy Spirit works.—February 27, 2014

  • Catholic schools educate children economically and effectively.

    Per the National Catholic Education Association, “The average public school per pupil cost of $11,770, as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics, includes both elementary and secondary schools…Based on public schools cost, Catholic schools provide almost $22 billion dollars a year savings for the nation.” The average cost per pupil in a Catholic school is less than $6,000.

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Testimonials

Catholic Schooling: A Daily Formation in the Faith

We are living in an information-driven society which bombards us indiscriminately with data - all treated as being of equal importance - and which leads to remarkable superficiality in the area of moral discernment.  In response, we need to provide an education which teaches critical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral value.  

Pope Francis in Evanglii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) 

The special character of the Catholic school, the underlying reason for it, the reason why Catholic parents should prefer it, is precisely the quality of the religious instruction integrated into the education of the pupils.

St. John Paul II in Catechesi Tradendae (On Catechesis in Our Time)

Online Giving

Clicking "Make a Donation" will redirect you to our web page where you will find information on where you can send a check or make a secure donation online. We are grateful to those who have the means and are able to donate to assist children of Catholic schools.  

We also very much appreciate all those who assist in our mission by praying for its success. We are a volunteer organization, and all monetary donations will go to assisting Catholic school students and the success of their schools.

Contact Teach the Truth

We are interested in hearing from you. If you have ideas for us as we strive to aid Catholic Schools, if you need tuition assistance, or if would like more information as you consider a donation, please contact us. 

We can be reached via email as noted to the right or at the address below:

Teach the Truth Foundation
P.O. Box 766
Bethel Park, PA 15102

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