“I've been in Catholic education at a district level for the past 23 years. Initially we hired Catholic School Management for a few seminars. I had heard many good references and good comments so I decided to try them. We ended up contracting with them for four years.

They do know strategic planning, marketing, and recruiting and they are able to put it together. There is a consistency and a structure to them that allows you to involve various constituents of a particular school. Not only do you establish a strategic plan, but you end up re-energizing the school community and helping focus its effort. Catholic School Management helps people look at things differently.”

Assistant Superintendent for Marketing, Diocese of Syracuse, NY

About Catholic School Management

CSM Vision — The CSM Way

To be the preeminent provider of consultative guidance and innovative thinking with regard to the unique and distinct management needs of Catholic elementary and secondary schools;

To foster a global perspective on the value of Catholic education by providing the highest level of professional and personalized service to Catholic educational institutions worldwide;

To empower all servant leaders who are committed to Catholic education in a professional, lay, volunteer, or religious capacity to attain their optimal performance in carrying out the mission of Catholic education.


Catholic School Management was founded in 1973 by partners Richard J. Burke and Rev. Frank Bredeweg, CSB. Originally known as NCEA Financial Consulting Services, the firm focused exclusively on finance and development consulting services for Catholic school and diocesan administrators.

In 1979, demand for a broader scope of services resulted in the creation of Catholic School Management. CSM provides comprehensive consulting services in all areas of Catholic school life and operation. Today, CSM staff includes more than 30 highly trained and experienced professionals. CSM consultants have extensive depth and breadth of experience in specialized areas of Catholic school operation. CSM has provided service around the world to Catholic schools ranging in size from 100 to 2,000 students. Further, CSM has partnered with diocesan school systems with fewer than 10 schools to larger systems with well over 200 schools.

Catholic School Management has become the national leader in consultative guidance for Catholic Schools. Through consulting services, professional development and publications, Catholic School Management has helped the vitality, quality and long term viability of more than 3,000 Catholic schools.

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