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.

  • Share Your Story

    Good news stories are happening in Catholic schools across the country! Let NCEA know what is happening with your school so that we may share on NCEA Talk, social media and in the pages of Momentum. Submit your good news today!

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  • Don’t Give Up on Our Catholic Schools

    Superintendents and the National Catholic Educational Association respond to America's “Reinventing Catholic Schools”

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  • Catholic Schools Week 

    National Catholic Schools Week (January 29 - February 4) is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.The marketing handbook is now available.

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  • Featured School: Trenton Catholic Academy

    With a demanding preparatory curriculum, TCA prepares a universal population to succeed now, as well as in college and beyond..

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Catholic Schools Infographic

Our 6,500 Catholic schools across the country provide academic excellence and faith-filled education to 2 million students nationwide.  The good news is national test scores; high school graduation rates of 99%; college attendance at 86% and other important data show that Catholic schools frequently outperform schools in both the public and private sectors. 

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Upcoming Events

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2017 is January 29 - February 4. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”

NCEA Convention and Expo

The NCEA Convention and Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic school and faith-based education. The Convention is a time to celebrate, to acquire new knowledge, and to renew your spirit. St. Louis is the just the place for that to happen to you! Join us April 18-20. 2017. Registration is now open.


Likes and Pins: Using Facebook and Pinterest to Market Your School

Thursday, December 1, 2016
4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST

Direct mail campaigns aren't going to cut it in 2016. If you want to boost school enrollment numbers and reach new families in your community, you need to learn the most effective, affordable advertising strategy available today: social ad campaigns. We'll show you how to design and implement highly effective, targeted ads on Facebook and Pinterest to promote your school, development campaigns, open houses, and more. Attendees will be walked step-by-step through designing, creating, and implementing ad campaigns on Facebook and Pinterest and will learn how to define their audiences, set budgets, and target both prospective and current families. 

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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

Meet the Proclaim Team


NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo

Celebrate, acquire new knowledge and renew your spirit in St. Louis!


Momentum Magazine

NCEA’s award-winning signature publication focuses on the mission themes of Lead. Learn. Proclaim.


Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

January 29 - February 4, 2017