Onward 4 Excellence

Developed by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and supported by the John H. and Cynthia Lee Smet Foundation, Onward 4 Excellence focuses on student learning by fostering the learning of leaders and teachers.

The Onward 4 Excellence team includes 2 Directors and Associate Directors for High School and Elementary schools. In addition, the team includes 5 Academic Excellence Specialists. Onward 4 Excellence seeks to empower adult learners by fostering systemness across the archdiocese TK - 12 while also being responsive to the needs of the individual sites. It is designed to support schools with the implementation of their year-long Excellence goal by breaking it down into incremental steps that can guide the weekly cycle for continuous growth.


Onward 4 Excellence supports are aligned to the vision of the Department of Catholic Schools.

Department of Catholic Schools Vision: Leaders establish a collaborative culture of growth to ensure vibrant Catholic schools for present and future generations.   

Excellence Vision: Administration and faculty exhibit professional competency and engage in ongoing collaborative professional growth to ensure that every student is on track for high school and college career readiness.