The Catholic Schools Diocese of Oakland is the 4th largest Diocese in California, serving 44 elementary schools and nine high schools. All of our schools are accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Western Catholic Educators Association (WCEA).
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is a regional association, which provides institutional accreditation of
public and private elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. WASC is one of six regional non-governmental groups that the United States Office of Education recognizes as an accrediting agency for schools.
The Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) is a private educational agency established under the auspices of the Bishops of the California dioceses for the purpose of school improvement and certification. Operation of the agency is delegated by the Bishops to the Conference of California Catholic School Superintendents, which functions as the WCEA Board of Directors.