Catholic schools in the Holy Land

The 118 Catholic schools in the Holy Land are among the many institutions that the Church runs for the good of all. They are a particular source of pride because of their excellent educational level.

There are 46 Catholic schools in Jordan:

23  are administered by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

11  are administered by the Greek Catholic Archeparchy in Jordan

1 is administered by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land

In addition:

3  are administered by male religious congregations

8  are administered by female religious congregations

There are 40 Catholic schools in Palestine:

12  are administered by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

6  are administered by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land

3  are administered by the Greek Catholic Patriarchate of Jerusalem

1  is administered by the Syrian Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate

In addition:

3  are administered by male religious congregations

15  are administered by female religious congregations

There are 32 Catholic schools in Israel:

6  are administered by the Greek Catholic Archeparchy in Galilee

5  are administered by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

5  are administered by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land

1 of them is administered by the Maronite Archeparchy of Haifa

In addition:

3 are administered by male religious congregations

12 are administered by female religious congregations.

In addition to these regular schools, the Church also administers special schools.

There are 6 schools for dependent children (orphans and abandoned children) administered by female religious congregations (4 in Palestine, 1 in Israel and 1 in Jordan)

There are 5 schools for handicapped children with special needs administered by female religious congregations and one administered by a male religious congregation (4 in Israel, 2 in Palestine).

These schools have both Christian and Muslim pupils and staff.  In a few of them in Israel, there are also Jewish pupils and staff.

In all three countries, the Catholic schools are among the best in their respective countries.