Thirty-Six Catholic Schools Honored as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Catholic schools captured the majority of the 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards with 36 out of 40 awards to non-public schools.

Arlington, VA – The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) proudly commends 36 Catholic schools honored as the 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The recipients of the award will be celebrated at a two-day event in Washington, D.C., November 16 and 17.

“The academic success of Catholic schools is rooted in a unique Catholic perspective on community,” said NCEA President/CEO Lincoln Snyder. “These 36 schools represent the highest level of dedication and achievement found in Catholic education nationwide.”

U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel A. Cardona announced on September 19 that 353 schools were awarded the coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023 based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona remarked, these schools “set a national example for what it means to raise the bar in education.”

The 313 public and 40 private schools represent elementary, middle and high schools, including traditional, charter, magnet schools, parochial and independent schools in 46 states, the District of Colombia, and a Department of Defense Education Activity school in Italy. Private schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE). The applications for non-public schools for the 2024 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award are due to CAPE by October 27, 2023.

National Blue Ribbon Schools are an inspiration and a model for all schools striving for excellence. With its 40th cohort of awardees, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed more than 10,000 awards to over 9,700 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards. Visit the NCEA website for information on National Blue Ribbon Schools.

NCEA congratulates the following Catholic schools as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools:

Our Lady of Victory School, Washington, D.C., Archdiocese of Washington
Queen Of Peace Catholic Academy, Gainesville, FL, Diocese of Saint Augustine
Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Roswell, GA, Archdiocese of Atlanta
St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School, Columbus, GA, Diocese of Savannah
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School, Atlanta, GA, Archdiocese of Atlanta
Saint Francis High School, Wheaton, IL, Diocese of Joliet
St. Isaac Jogues Elementary School, Hinsdale, IL, Diocese of Joliet
Saint Joan of Arc School, Lisle, IL, Diocese of Joliet
School of Saints Faith, Hope and Charity, Winnetka, IL, Archdiocese of Chicago
Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis, IN, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Saint Charles Catholic School, Bloomington, IN, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Saint John the Baptist Catholic School, Newburgh, IN, Diocese of Evansville
Saint Xavier High School, Louisville, KY, Archdiocese of Louisville
Villa Madonna Academy Elementary School, Villa Hills, KY, Diocese of Covington
Archbishop Hannan High School, Covington, LA, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Saint Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge, LA, Diocese of Baton Rouge
Holy Family Catholic High School, Victoria, MN, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Saint Stephen Of Hungary School, New York, NY, Archdiocese of New York
The Epiphany School, New York, NY, Archdiocese of New York
Transfiguration School, New York, NY, Archdiocese of New York
Incarnate Word Academy, Parma Heights, OH, Diocese of Cleveland
Lakewood Catholic Academy, Lakewood, OH, Diocese of Cleveland
Saint Bernadette Elementary School, Westlake, OH, Diocese of Cleveland
Saint Margaret of York Elementary, Loveland, OH, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Saint Mary School, Cincinnati, OH, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Saint Sebastian Parish School, Akron, OH, Diocese of Cleveland
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary, Ambler, PA, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Saint Mary Interparochial School, Philadelphia, PA, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Saint Philip Neri School, Lafayette Hill, PA, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Saints Philip and James School, Exton, PA, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Christ Our King-Stella Maris School, Mount Pleasant, SC, Diocese of Charleston
Prince Of Peace Catholic School, Plano, TX, Diocese of Dallas
Saint Laurence Catholic School, Sugar Land, TX, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
St. Theresa Catholic School, Austin, TX, Diocese of Austin
Charlottesville Catholic School, Charlottesville, VA, Diocese of Richmond
Saint Gregory The Great Catholic School, Virginia Beach, VA, Diocese of Richmond

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