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“Education is the transformative power which lifts the aspirations of young people who struggle to see a future for themselves. Our PIE Scholars benefit from an education which draws forth the God-given talents within them”

– Archbishop William E. Lori 

Give Opportunity

Many families within Baltimore City are overlooked and under-served. When you become a Partner In Excellence, you give an opportunity where opportunity is often scarce.


Create Hope

PIE Scholars attend schools that provide strong academics while helping students discover their God-given gifts and talents.  Through nurturing a sense of self-worth in our students, they become much more aware of the possibilities that lay before them. 
This is where Hope is found.


See Success

Most of our students pursue higher education opportunities and, after getting their degree, return to give back to their community.


A Commitment to Success

Since the Partners In Excellence Scholarship Program was established in 1996, the initiative has inspired long term participation from a variety of Partners.  Several corporate, foundation and individual philanthropies have supported PIE for over a decade, including a handful since PIE’s inception.  Because of the ongoing support of our donors, many families are also able to commit long-term to our schools.  Check out this video to hear a little more about why PIE has inspired such a dedicated following.

Latest News

  • Bishop Parker pens an appeal letter to the community.

    "When I think about fostering an awareness of the dignity of human life and the key issues regarding poverty, racial equity and justice, education is a very meaningful way to work toward improving these areas."
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  • PIE Scholar Success Story

    "A month ago, I stopped by Holy Angels Catholic School to say hello and to check out how the synchronous instruction experience was going. It was so good to see the students and teachers working together and engaged in learning. The highlight of my visit came when the school principal, Kathleen Filippelli, told me about a new teacher assistant that she hired at the start of school year. “Do you remember Brishae’ Dobyns?” she asked. Of course I did!"
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  • A Report to Our Funders

    Dear Friends of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, These are unprecedented times for education and schools everywhere, and dealing with the extraordinary challenges we face calls for thoughtful, innovative approaches to instruction and classroom management. After much planning and careful preparation to ensure that students, faculty and staff remain safe and healthy, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore will reopen to students on August 31st. In addition to providing an update on the Partners in Excellence (PIE) Scholarship Program, this report offers a summary of plans for our schools and other important matters impacting our school communities....
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What Our Partners Are Saying

  • How they’re able to engage families- it’s not just that you’re giving a student a scholarship, you’re giving a family a scholarship. And that family is part of an overall community.

    Whit Harvey
    Donor, CEO and Owner, Whit Harvey Group
  • I enjoy Catholic school because of the things they teach and the things the teachers do for us- they’re really sweet here and I like that. Everyone supports each other. The teachers, and the students. We just want to make everyone their best.

    Jaden Bishop
    PIE Scholar, Holy Angels Catholic School, Class of 2021
  • The willingness to help each other out here and to just be a family, is something I haven’t seen in a very, very long time. Despite their differences, they’re here to support, encourage, and love one another. They stick to that routine, they know what needs to be done. They have high expectations, not only for me, but for themselves.

    Jane Gervasio
    Teacher, 3rd Grade, Holy Angels Catholic School
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Facts & Stats

The success of our students has remained consistent over 25 years.  Strong attendance rates, excellent classroom performance and  high graduation rates tell a story of students who recognize the opportunity given to them and are making the most of their opportunity.

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