Overview and Mission: Catholic schools serve as an extension of the Church's educational ministry, which continues the teaching mission of Jesus. As a significant component of life long faith formation, Catholic Schools assist families in fulfilling their mission to: • Preserve and teach the doctrines of the Catholic faith; • Provide a learning faith community which fosters academic excellence; • Nurture young people to become service-oriented, responsible and self-disciplined individuals. Catholic Schools recognize the dignity of each child and the rights of parents as primary educators of their children.
The Diocese of Rochester Department of Catholic Schools operates twenty schools in a twelve county region ranging from the south shores of lake Ontario through the Finger Lakes to the Southern Tier and the New York-Pennsylvania border. The region is home to approximately 300,000 Catholics and over 100 parishes. In addition to our schools serving prekindergarten through eighth grade, there are five independent Catholic high schools in the area as well as St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry. The twelve counties within the Diocese are Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Cayuga, Yates, Tompkins, Schuyler, Tioga, Chemung, and Steuben. Along with the city of Rochester, the Diocese has within its border the cities of Auburn, Canandaigua, Elmira, Geneva, Ithaca, and Hornell. The Department of Catholic Schools' offices are located within the Diocese of Rochester Pastoral Center at 1150 Buffalo Road, in the Rochester suburb of Gates.

Elmira Roman Catholic Churches

1010 Davis Street, Elmira, NY  14901


Phone: (607) 733-3484

Fax (607) 846-3371