Catholic schools offer academic excellence and faith-filled education for students nationwide. National test scores, high school graduation rates, college attendance and other data show that Catholic schools frequently outperform schools in both the public and private sectors. While some Catholic schools are challenged by declining enrollments and school closures, the good news is that there is a strong demand and enthusiasm for Catholic schools. Thirty-one percent of Catholic schools have waiting lists for admission and new schools are opening across the country. This infographic shares facts and figures about the ongoing excellence and promise of growth represented in our country’s Catholic schools.
Learn more about Catholic school success and National Catholic Schools Week by visiting NCEA’s website.
Join us on Twitter! @NCEATalk will be co-hosting a chat on Saturday, January 24, at 9 a.m. EST along with folks from #CatholicEdChat to discuss Catholic Schools Week and what schools are doing across the country to celebrate. NCEA Executive Vice President Patrick Lofton will be tweeting live for NCEA. Please join if you can!
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) announces its annual National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) celebration to take place January 25-31, 2015. The theme, “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” will focus on the value that Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to the Catholic Church, local communities and the nation.
“National Catholic Schools Week is an opportunity to showcase the academic excellence and faith-filled education that Catholic schools provide for students across the country,” said NCEA President Brother Robert Bimonte, FCS. Learn more about Catholic Schools Week on NCEA’s website