The Diocese of Venice

18 Catholic Schools

10 Elementary Schools
4 Stand Alone Preschools
1 Special Education Program
3 Secondary Schools

19 Catholic Schools

12 Elementary Schools
4 High Schools
1 PRE-K-12
(under Catholic Charities)
1 Private Catholic K – 8

31% of students grades Pre-K to 12 attending DoV schools did so on a school choice scholarship.

    Under the leadership of Bishop Frank Dewane and Dr. Ben Moore, the Diocese of Venice serves 4,650 students at 19 schools

    Bishop Dewane

    Bishop Dewane was born in Green Bay on March 9, 1950. After high school Bishop Dewane attended the University of Wisconsin where he earned a degree in Social Sciences. He then earned a Master’s Degree in International Administration from The American University in Washington, D.C. Prior to entering the seminary, he worked for the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) in Moscow, Russia, and then for a subsidiary of PepsiCo in New York City. Bishop Dewane began his studies for the priesthood at Notre Dame University., where he completed one year of philosophy. He then studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. While in Rome, he also completed advanced studies in canon law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. On July 16, 1988, Bishop Dewane was ordained to the priesthood and appointed to the Diocese of Green Bay as assistant pastor. Bishop Dewane was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006 as the second Bishop of the Diocese of Venice. He currently serves on the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum,” the USCCB National Catholic Rural Life Committee, the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace.

    Dr. Ben Moore, Ed.D.

    Bishop Frank J. Dewane has announced the appointment of Dr. Ben Moore, Ed.D., as superintendent of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Venice, effective July 2, 2018.

    “I am very pleased that Dr. Moore has joined the Diocese of Venice in this leadership role. His extensive experience, skills, and passion for Catholic education will support the Diocese in its mission to continue providing the highest educational standards, while maintaining focus on Catholic instruction and identity” said Bishop Dewane.

    Dr. Moore is a graduate of Washington and Lee and holds advanced degrees from Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth and a doctorate of education from Ashland University.

    His most recent position was as superintendent of Portage Lakes Joint Vocational School District in Uniontown, Ohio.

    Dr. Moore shared that he is grateful for the opportunity to share in the faith with those in the Diocese of Venice. He added, “Partnering with families and schools I will work tirelessly in pursuit of our common goal to prepare all students to be servant leaders and disciples of Christ. I am excited to continue the tradition of excellence within the schools of the Diocese and I look forward to contributing to future success.”

    The Diocese of Venice has two Morning Star Schools for students with exceptionalities