As a leader in Catholic school education, NCEA is committed to sharing and proclaiming the good news stories of Catholic education and providing marketing communication resources for Catholic schools to thrive.

  • NCEA Monthly Feature School: St. Agnes Academy in Houston, TX

    At St. Agnes Academy, all is driven and energized by a bold vision to provide a transformational experience for the young women of Houston, one where they develop tools and voices to change the world.

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  • NCEA Elizabeth Ann Seton Award

    The NCEA Seton Award is named after Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in recognition of her lifelong dedication to teaching.

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  • Jonathan Doyle NCEA 2017 Keynote

    Jonathan Doyle's Going Deeper program features weekly online staff formation in Catholic identity and Catholic teaching on education. It inspires, educates and challenges every Catholic teacher to deepen in their personal faith and knowledge of Catholic teaching, so they can fulfill their noble vocation within the great mission of Catholic education.

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Catholic Schools Infographic

Our 6,400 Catholic schools across the country provide academic excellence and faith-filled education to 1.9 million students nationwide. The good news is outstanding national test scores and high school graduation rates of 99%. Other important data show that Catholic schools frequently outperform schools in both the public and private sectors.

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2017 Infographic
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Upcoming Events

Catholic Leadership Summit 2017

The NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit is open to all NCEA members who are arch/diocesan superintendents, assistant or associate superintendents, directors of diocesan level offices of Catholic school education, leaders of religious congregation systems/networks of Catholic schools, and CHESCS members. The meeting begins on Sunday, October 22 and concludes on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. In addition to outstanding keynote and general sessions, and opportunities for leaders to network with each other, we are offering sessions in four leadership tracks at the Catholic Leadership Summit.


21st Century Evangelization: Igniting the Catholic Imagination of the School Community

August 31, 2017
4pm or 7pm EDT

This webinar is for high school theology teachers who are interested in activities to engage adolescents in the USCCB Curriculum Framework using sports language. Bloom’s Taxonomy, Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages of Development, and Media Literacy will be emphasized in conjunction with course one and two of the curriculum framework.

Presented by Robert Rabe
in partnership with 


The State of Catholic Education

September 12, 2017
4pm EDT

Join the National Catholic Educational Association for an overview of the current state of Catholic school education and learn about highlights from NCEA’s Annual Statistical Report from the 2016-2017 academic year. Gain a national perspective on issues related to Catholic education and take advantage of this unique opportunity for Q&A with NCEA President/CEO, Dr. Thomas Burnford.

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Additional Resources

Article: Image, Enrollment and Resources

One universal bond that unites all Catholic schools is the importance of marketing themselves for image, enrollment and resources. Learn More

Template: Strategic Marketing Planning

Year-round marketing for Catholic schools should be strategic and proactive. This template will help guide your team as you develop a marketing plan for your school. Learn More

Poster: A Dozen Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools

Showcase and share this poster to engage the community and demonstrate what makes Catholic schools stand out. Learn More

Meet the Proclaim Team


NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo

Save the date! NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo in Cincinnati, April 3–5.


Seton Awards & Gala

The NCEA Seton Award is named after Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in recognition of her lifelong dedication to teaching.



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