Katholiek Onderwijs Vlaanderen (Catholic Education Flanders) was established in 1952. It is a
that unites the boards of Catholic educational institutions; with 1545 basic education schools and 734 secundary education school, 9 centres, 100 boarding schools, 10 colleges and 1 university. Catholic Education Flanders is tasked with the religious and pedagogical vision on Catholic education as well as with its vision on management and development. The organisation speaks for its members and represents them at government level, in the Catholic Church and in society.