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: The Charleston Catholic School in Charleston, South Carolina

    The essence of The Charleston Catholic School is reflected in five core values: sharing faith, loving family, celebrating diversity, experiencing art and achieving academic excellence.

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  • Student Shares His Story at 27th Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Dinner

    Marian High School senior Januario "Jay" Carreiro is a recipient of the Catholic Schools Foundation Inner-City Scholarship Fund.

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  • Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Awards

    The honorees embody the standards of personal conduct and public service through their faith, leadership and service to others.

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  • Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards

    The Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards recognize the outstanding efforts, contributions, and achievements on behalf of Catholic school education.

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2017 Infographic
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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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Upcoming Events

NCEA Convention and Expo

The NCEA Convention and Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic school and faith-based education. The Convention is a time to celebrate, to acquire new knowledge, and to renew your spirit. St. Louis is the just the place for that to happen to you! Join us April 18-20. 2017. Registration is now open.

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.


Digital Learning Trends at Private Schools

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
1:00pm or 4:00pm EDT

School leaders are invited to discover the latest research on the role of technology in learning and get answers to these big issues in your school community:

  • What parents and principals think is “extremely important” for students’ success
  • What will help students the most to develop college and career readiness skills
  • Which classes will benefit the most from the use of new instructional technology
  • Why a growing number of high school principals are allowing BYOD
  • What factors are driving the growth of paperless learning

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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 2017 Convention & Expo

Celebrate, acquire new knowledge and renew your spirit in St. Louis!


2017 Summer PD

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


Lenten Resources

Use Lent as a time for prayer and penance.