Why teach at a Catholic School?
Teaching at a Catholic school is more than a career choice; it’s a response to God’s invitation to give of yourself—your gifts, your experience, your knowledge, your charity, and your faith—over and over again. It’s a job intimately linked to the convictions of your heart and your hopes for the future.
We believe deeply in the power of strong Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Detroit and are seeking dedicated individuals who believe just as deeply, to join us on this mission, bringing with you, all of your convictions, and all of your hope.
Learn more about the available opportunities here!
What current Detroit Catholic school teachers and administrators have to say about working at Catholic schools
"The thing I love most about being in Catholic Education is the ability to educate the whole child. Here I get a chance to speak about our Catholic faith with students. I get the opportunity to guide students as they develop into caring citizens."
Karina Lepkowski, Principal, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Academy
"I am very blessed to teach at a Catholic school. I enjoy teaching my students about God and the love that He has for us. I wake up each morning motivated because I enjoy my job so much."
Alicia Bas, Teacher, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Academy
"I am grateful to be a part of the St. Joseph Catholic School Community. St. Joseph gave me my first opportunity to be a teacher and has always felt like home. I am proud to be a part of the tradition of helping students achieve their best in faith, knowledge, and abilities."
Amy Cousino, Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School
"I chose to teach in a Catholic School because of a quote by Mother Teresa, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” I love teaching my young students both academics and the virtues. I love that in my classroom Religion isn’t a once-a-day subject; faith is present in every moment. If I can accomplish this, I know my students will have all the confidence in themselves to do anything."
Tracie Smith, Teacher, Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools
"Working at a Catholic school as a principal minister allows me to share in the work of Jesus through servant leadership while promoting His peace, justice and love in my profession. I am freely able to share the Good News, while nurturing and instilling a strong love and desire for God to form disciples. Both as a teacher and administrator, my vocation has strengthened my knowledge and relationship with God."
Frances Jagielski, Assistant Principal, Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools
Information and next steps
Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit at a glance
- Over 27,000 students in 54 AOD elementary schools
- 8 AOD high schools
- 4 religious order sponsored/independent elementary schools
- 15 religious order sponsored/independent high schools across 6 counties
What benefits does the Archdiocese offer?
Archdiocese of Detroit schools offer a generous benefits package and retirement plan through the Michigan Catholic Conference. You can find more information on the Michigan Catholic Conference here.
Who should I talk to if I’m interested in teaching at a Detroit Catholic School?
You can email [email protected] or call the Department of Catholic Schools at 313-237-4661.
How to apply?
Apply for posted openings at aod.org/careers or email [email protected] with your resume attached.