National Blue Ribbon Schools

Congratulations to all eighteen Catholic elementary and secondary schools recognized as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools!

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has honored and recognized great American public and private elementary, middle, and high schools since 1982. Every year, Catholic elementary and secondary schools are among the hundreds of public and private schools identified by the U. S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools. Twenty-three private schools are among the awardees this year and 18 of those were Catholic schools. Each state's commissioner of education nominates public schools for the award and the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates the private schools. Representatives from each school are invited to an awards ceremony in November in Washington, D.C. This award is a great tribute to the dedication of faculties who clearly value academic excellence, as well as to the commitment of students who strive to succeed to the best of their ability. Each of these schools exemplifies the best of Catholic education, and all of us at the National Catholic Educational Association are extremely proud of the efforts of these school communities that led to this tremendous accomplishment.

NCEA congratulates the following schools in 2021:


Saint Simon Parish School
1840 Grant Road
Los Altos, CA 94024-6843
Diocese of San Jose


Carmel Catholic High School
1 Carmel Parkway
Mundelein, IL 60060-2499
Archdiocese of Chicago

Prince of Peace School
135 S. Milwaukee Avenue
Lake Villa, IL 60046-2499
Archdiocese of Chicago


Blessed Sacrament Elementary School
2407 Dixie Highway
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017-2994
Diocese of Covington

Saint Henry District High School
3755 Scheben Drive
Erlanger, KY 41018-3597
Diocese of Covington


Saint Paul's School
917 S. Jahncke Avenue
Covington, LA 70433-3724
Archdiocese of New Orleans

St. Scholastica Academy
122 S. Massachusetts Street
Covington, LA 70433-3400
Archdiocese of New Orleans


St. Robert Bellarmine School
11900 Pacific Street
Omaha, NE 68154-3471
Archdiocese of Omaha


Saint Brigid of Kildare Elementary School
7175 Avery Road
Dublin, OH 43017-2702
Diocese of Columbus

Seton Catholic School
6923 Stow Road
Hudson, OH 44236-3240
Diocese of Cleveland


Saint Andrew Catholic School
51 Wrights Road
Newtown, PA 18940-1334
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

St. Ignatius of Antioch School
995 Reading Avenue
Yardley, PA 19067-1626
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Saint Mary Elementary School
40 Spring Mount Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473-1739
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Saint Norbert Elementary School
6 Greenlawn Road
Paoli, PA 19301-1572
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

South Dakota

O'Gorman High School
3201 S. Kiwanis Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-4296
Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools 


Christ the King Catholic School
4100 Colgate Avenue
Dallas, TX 75225-6601
Diocese of Dallas


Judge Memorial Catholic High School
650 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102-3902
Diocese of Salt Lake City


Marquette University High School
3401 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208-3842
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
More information and an archive of past awardee schools can be found at the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for American Private Education National Blue Ribbon Schools Program websites.