Office of Catholic Schools

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The Office of Catholic Schools (OCS) is part of the Secretariat for Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.  The OCS was formed in 1974 when the former school office and office of religious education were combined into one of the first offices of “Total Catholic Education” in the nation.

Under the Archbishop of Indianapolis and in consultation with the Archdiocesan Education Commission (AEC), the OCS utilizes a team management approach in support of the teaching mission of the Church – “learning, teaching and sharing our faith.” 

In 2002, Youth and Young Adult Ministry were added to the OCS mission and in 2003, Evangelization Ministries were added.  Young Adult and College Campus Ministry became separate from OCS in 2010.  Also in 2010, catechesis for Marriage Preparation Ministries was added to the mission. 

Support for local site-based programs is provided through direct service, resources, consultation, professional development, community-building and collaboration with constituents in the parishes and schools in conjunction with other archdiocesan agencies.  Major constituencies of the OCS include: pastors, principals, parish administrators of religious education, youth ministers and members of school and faith formation commissions and high school boards.  Constituents receive regular weekly electronic communication and are involved collaboratively with OCS staff in projects to design and develop curriculum and assessment, employ administrators, provide training, produce manuals, policies and guidelines and in applied professional development. 

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Office of Catholic Schools
1400 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN  46202-2367
Local: (317) 236-1430 
Toll Free:  (800) 382-9836 ext. 1430
Fax: (317) 261-3364
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