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. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Houston, TX

    St. Vincent’s rich tradition of academic excellence and spiritual development has produced high achieving students for over 70 years.

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  • Catholic Schools Week

    Catholic Schools Week starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2018 is January 28 - February 3.

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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.


Focused Marketing to Grow Enrollment

January 9, 2017
1pm EST

In this innovative approach to marketing planning and execution, we address the constraints experienced by school leaders and admissions directors. Specifically, the management of multiple critical responsibilities and the resulting prioritization and focus challenges. In this highly interactive session, we hyper-focus on key aspects of marketing planning. Participants will be guided through the planning process, resulting in a scalable marketing plan that can be immediately implemented to drive your enrollment growth efforts throughout the year. Live attendees will have a chance to win a $500 grant for their school!

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Introduction to Singing and Conducting Gregorian Chant

January 10, 2018
4pm EST

Designed for teachers who are new to conducting chant (and even to singing it), this seminar will cover the basics of reading neumatic (square-note) notation, as well as give an introduction to understanding the rhythm and phrasing of the chant according to the classical Solesmes method. Building on these basics, conductors will progress through a series of basic gestures and exercises, culminating in the conducting of a Kyrie by the end of the session. Handouts will be given with additional exercises and resources for developing skills further, and teaching tips for helping young singers understand conducting gestures and sing expressively will be addressed.  

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The Power of Simple Video

January 30, 2018
4pm & 7pm EST

How do you make student work much more interesting, both for them and for you? We'll look at this in the context of simple video projects, including time to practice with Adobe Spark Video, which is perhaps the most user-friendly of all online video editing tools. If you've wanted your students to take their work to another level and think video might be the right tool to make it happen, then this session is for you! This session is geared toward classroom teachers. Participants will learn how to create simple videos for teaching and for a variety of student projects, as well as discover opportunities to have students participate in free service and academic video contests.

Presented by Rushton Hurley

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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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