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. Ambrose School in Saint Louis, MO

    St. Ambrose School offers an exceptional educational experience built on a solid foundation of tradition with an eye on the future.

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  • Catholic School Matters

    For the 2017-2018 academic year, Catholic School Matters is presented by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and Dr. Tim Uhl, Superintendent, Montana Catholic Schools.

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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

2018 NCEA Visions for Excellence Soul of Youth Sports Conference

We are pleased to announce the 2018 NCEA Visions for Excellence Soul of Youth Sports Conference (SOYSC 2018), which will take place February 21-23, 2018 in Lenexa, Kansas. Attendees will engage with thought leaders in a national conversation about how an athletics program rooted in mission enriches the lives of student athletes and the entire school community. SOYSC 2018 will provide top-level professional development to diocesan leaders, athletic directors, coaches, assistant coaches, principals/presidents, CYO directors/coaches/coordinators or Catholic school educators who work with student athletes.


Dia de los Muertos: Infusing Catholic and Cultural Traditions Into Your Classroom

October 30, 2017

The Day of the Dead is an opportunity to bring Latin American cultural traditions into your classroom in relation to All Soul's Day and All Saint's Day. This Halloween, take the focus off of candy and costumes and use this teachable moment as way to engage students in the rich faith traditions and practices surrounding the Day of the Dead. Activity ideas and applications for all grade levels will be shared as well as an overview of the holiday and how it relates to the liturgical year here and around the world.

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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

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NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo

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


NCEA 2018 Awards

Visit the NCEA Call for Nominations Awards Portal to nominate outstanding individuals and organizations.


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