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: Villa Maria Academy in Bronx, NY

    The Villa Maria Academy boasts a centuries-long tradition of academic excellence and impressive alumni achievements.

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  • Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Awards

    NCEA is proud to continue the NCEA Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Awards Program that formally recognizes extraordinary young people in our Catholic schools

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  • Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards

    Recognizing the outstanding efforts, contributions and achievements on behalf of Catholic school education.

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Catholic Schools Infographic

More than 6,300 Catholic schools across the country provide academic excellence and faith-filled education to over 1.8 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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Upcoming Events

NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo

Save the date and register now for NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo in Cincinnati, April 3 – 5.


The Power of Blogging

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7:00 PM EDT

Do your students blog? Do you blog? We will take some time to discuss the power of free writing and reflection for both your students and for you as an educator. We will discuss different blogging platforms, strategies, and purposes for blogging. We will also show different ways to promote and share your blog posts. By the end, we hope you will be on the path to posting your first of many blog posts and sharing them out for everyone to hear your story.

Presented by Erin Kiger, Joelle Massari & Ashley Pierce


Missionary Discipleship in the Age of Pope Francis

Thursday, April 12, 2018
4:00 PM EDT

“Let us love, not with words but with deeds.” – Pope Francis

As Catholic educators, we are teachers, catechists and evangelists. In Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelli Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), he reminds us that all are called to be evangelists, not only in word but in deed. Service learning and caring for the poorest of the poor helps foster a culture of encounter for our students that they are not likely to forget. Cross Catholic Outreach provides resources for schools and parishes to create authentic opportunities to touch the lives of other young people overseas and develop walk more closely with Jesus Christ as they serve others.

Presented in Partnership with Cross Catholic Outreach

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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 2019 Call for Proposals

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