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. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City, MO

    Founded in 1866 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Teresa’s is an all-girls Catholic high school located in Kansas City, Missouri. The year 2016 marked the school’s proud 150th anniversary of educating and empowering young women.

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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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  • No Blues at St. Louis Catholic Schools Conference

    More than 8,000 teachers, administrators, superintendents, librarians, and archivists from all over the United States were at the National Catholic Educational Association conference April 18-20, held jointly with the Catholic Library Association.

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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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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

2017 NCEA Summer Professional Development

Take advantage of high-quality professional development opportunities and resources to keep you learning, growing and evolving as a Catholic educator in 2017.

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, 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.


Be a Part of Their Stories! Works of Mercy Initiatives and Their Impact on Catholic Youth

This webinar will present specific examples of faith-in-action initiatives available to schools and parishes as tools for works of mercy. Cross Catholic Outreach will be sharing stories of youth, teachers, ministry leaders and overseas partners whose lives have been positively impacted by programs such as Hearts for Haiti, World Food Day, Youth Food Packing. In addition, Works of Mercy activities for grades 1-12 will be shared.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017
4:00pm EDT


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.


2017 Summer PD

Resources to keep you learning, growing and evolving as a Catholic educator in 2017.



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