Catholic Education Honor Roll

Our Catholic Education Honor Roll works with Catholic schools across the country to recognize and promote excellence in Catholic identity and academics. The Honor Roll encourages schools to improve the formation of America’s youth.

Benefits of Participation in the Catholic Education Honor Roll include:

  • Public recognition of their membership and commitment to Catholic identity.
  • Participation in working groups composed of Catholic high school leaders and key staff members facilitating collaboration and networking.
  • Invitations to participate in Catholic education conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • Identification of policies, pedagogy, and programs at high schools with strong Catholic identity and sharing of best practices with Catholic school leaders.
  • Resources and support to help Catholic high schools defend their religious freedom, with the guidance and assistance of legal experts and Church officials.
  • Information about key issues and developments in the Church, academia, society and public policy that are relevant to Catholic education.
  • Resources and tools to help Catholic families choose faithful Catholic high schools and colleges.
  • Access to The Cardinal Newman Society publications including copies of My Future, My Faith, a guide to assist high school students in the college search, provide practical advice about campus living, and articles to help navigate the transition to college life.
  • Projected for 2015-2016 – A self-assessment tool that encourages Catholic high schools to regularly evaluate the Catholic identity of their school.

Catholic Education Honor Roll Eligibility
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  • Must be a diocesan, regional, religious order, or independent high school in the U.S. or one of its territories with a commitment to faithful Catholic education.
  • Must include students in grades 9 – 12. If the school is new, the school must commit to filling grades 9-12 within the next five years.
  • Must be formally constituted. Group study programs and home school associations are not eligible to participate in the Catholic Education Honor Roll.
  • The administrator of the school must agree to embrace, support, and work toward achieving the “Indicators of a School of Excellence“.