The history of the Church runs deep here. Catholicism arrived in the Green Bay area by canoe, when French explorer Jean Nicolet landed on the banks of the Fox River in 1634. Consequently, Catholic education has been alive and well in the Green Bay area since the late 1800s. Over the next century, the Catholic school system consisted of mainly small, parish-run schools that operated independently in resources and financing.

After many years of consolidation and re-organization, GRACE (Green Bay Area Catholic Education) was formed in 2008, as the collaborative bond between our now nine Catholic schools and 23 sponsoring parishes. Today, GRACE is one of the largest Catholic education systems in Wisconsin and it’s our mission to build a successful future for Catholic education for generations to come.

As we continue our efforts to strengthen and position GRACE for the future, we embrace our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. Please check out details of our exciting plan, focus areas, actions and progress at our dedicated Strategic Plan 2018-2021 webpage.