Catholic education is primary to the mission of the church, and Catholic schools are the most effective means the church has to form the minds and hearts of future generations. To ensure a stable and healthy future for Catholic schools and to strengthen these institutions to have even greater impact on the church and society, the Diocese of Rockford has developed a comprehensive strategic plan called Faith Forward: Building our Blueprint for Catholic Schools.

Using this plan as a beginning, four Catholic schools from the southeast region of Aurora have begun a secondary period of discussion, study and planning to strengthen Catholic education in their area while developing a vibrant, new education system.