Catholic Schools Week: Newman Society Announces National Catholic Education Honor Roll Schools

Contact: Patrick Novecosky,, (703) 367-0333 x 102

MANASSAS, Virginia—Today, The Cardinal Newman Society is pleased to announce the final group of nationally recognized Catholic Education Honor Roll High Schools for the 2017-2022 award cycle. They are:

These schools join The Cardinal Newman Society’s 2017-2022 Recognized Honor Roll High Schools, including:

All Catholic high schools in the U.S. and Canada that meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply for the 2018-2023 cycle. These requirements are: The school 1) has been in operation for three or more years, 2) requires the primary administrator to be a practicing Catholic, 3) requires four years of Catholic Theology, and 4) agrees to model the Principles of Catholic Identity in Education. More than 110 schools are currently working their way through the application process.

“We’re excited about the example shown by these faithful Catholic high schools and the impact they are having in Catholic education across the country,” said Dr. Denise Donohue, deputy director of The Newman Society’s K-12 Programs. “Catholic educators and parents have a real hunger for faithful Catholic education, and the Honor Roll celebrates the very best.”

The Catholic Education Honor Roll is a national program recognizing high schools that are committed to strong Catholic identity. Recognized schools commit to and model the Principles of Catholic Identity in Education, which The Newman Society has derived from Catholic Church teaching and guidance on elementary and secondary education. The five principles are: Inspired by Divine Mission; Models Christian Communion; Encounters Christ in Prayer, Scripture, and Sacrament; Integrally Forms the Human Person; and Imparts a Christian Understanding of the World.

Schools working through the rolling application process will be recognized quarterly: January, April, August, and December. Recognition is for a five-year period with annual demographic updating. There is a one-time $50 application fee.

National Catholic Schools Week 2018 will be observed in dioceses around the country Jan. 28-Feb. 3. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education.

NOTE: Program director Dr. Denise Donohue is available for interviews upon request. 

Contact: Patrick Novecosky,, (703) 367-0333 x 102

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