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: Saint Patrick Catholic School in Meridian, Mississippi

    St. Patrick School has been a strong presence in Meridian, Mississippi for over 140 years with a current enrollment of 162 students.

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  • No Blues at St. Louis Catholic Schools Conference

    More than 8,000 teachers, administrators, superintendents, librarians, and archivists from all over the United States were at the National Catholic Educational Association conference April 18-20, held jointly with the Catholic Library Association.

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  • Catholic School Data

    The National Catholic Educational Association conducts Catholic education research, as well as providing private education resources for a range of audiences.

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  • NCEA Elizabeth Ann Seton Award

    The NCEA Seton Award is named after Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in recognition of her lifelong dedication to teaching.

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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

2017 NCEA Summer Professional Development

Take advantage of high-quality professional development opportunities and resources to keep you learning, growing and evolving as a Catholic educator in 2017.

Catholic Leadership Summit 2017

The NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit is open to all NCEA members who are arch/diocesan superintendents, assistant or associate superintendents, directors of diocesan level offices of Catholic school education, and CHESCS members. The meeting begins on Sunday, October 22 and concludes on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. In addition to outstanding keynote and general sessions, and opportunities for leaders to network with each other, we are offering sessions in four leadership tracks at the Catholic Leadership Summit.


The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis

Monday May 1, 2017
2:00pm EDT

A helpful examination of the newly published document by the Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis. "The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis" will be presented by its primary authors,who will break open the document and provide suggestions for how to best utilize the content locally to help parishes and catechists embrace the vision and components outlined in this document. This session will be recorded and available for review to anyone having registered for the webinar. Presented by Dr. Bob Rice, Miriam Hidalgo and Ela Milewska.

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Cultivating a Musical Connection in Young Singers

Monday May 8, 2017
4:00pm EDT

Students begin forming their creative identities and associating themselves with specific activities well before adolescence. How can we make artistic activities appealing and inclusive for students of various backgrounds during these formative years? How do we retain their involvement through middle and high school and beyond? Who is missing from our programs, why, and how do we bring them to the fold?

This session will focus on ideas regarding recruitment, retention, repertoire, and rapport as they relate to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment in the musical ensembles of our Catholic schools.

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How to Spell Success in Your Next School Technology Implementation

Wednesday May 17, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EDT

Today’s fast-evolving technology landscape can make selecting and implementing solutions at your school complicated, to say the least. From full platforms to simple applications, technology is playing a monumental role in the productivity of administration, the way in which teachers and parents communicate, and how schools as a whole interact both internally and with their community. There are so many factor to consider and so many options to weight when selecting what will work best for you and your school. Join Rick Dye from SchoolInfoApp and Dyanne Griffin from TeacherLists as they give you some guidelines that will help make your next technology selection and implementation successful.

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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.


2017 Summer PD

Resources to keep you learning, growing and evolving as a Catholic educator in 2017.



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