National Blue Ribbon Schools

Congratulations to all forty Catholic elementary and secondary schools recognized as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools!

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has honored and recognized great American public and private elementary, middle, and high schools since 1982. Every year, Catholic elementary and secondary schools are among the hundreds of public and private schools identified by the U. S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools. 50 private schools are among the awardees this year and 40 of those were Catholic schools. Each state's commissioner of education nominates public schools for the award and the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates the private schools. Representatives from each school are invited to an awards ceremony in November in Washington, D.C. This award is a great tribute to the dedication of faculties who clearly value academic excellence, as well as to the commitment of students who strive to succeed to the best of their ability. Each of these schools exemplifies the best of Catholic education, and all of us at the National Catholic Educational Association are extremely proud of the efforts of these school communities that led to this tremendous accomplishment.

The NCEA congratulates the following schools in 2020:


Saint Joseph Catholic School
1722 N Starr Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701-2937
Diocese of Little Rock


Christ the King Catholic School
3809 W Morrison Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629-4496
Diocese of St. Petersburg

Saint Bonaventure Catholic School
1301 SW 136th Avenue
Davie, FL 33325-4300
Archdiocese of Miami
St. Cecelia Interparochial School
1350 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756-6032
Diocese of St. Petersburg
Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic School
7303 Southwest 64th Street
Miami, FL 33143-2946
Archdiocese of Miami


Saint Andrew School
1710 W Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60613-3580
Archdiocese of Chicago

Saint Clement School
2524 N Orchard Street
Chicago, IL 60614-2538
Archdiocese of Chicago

Saint Francis Xavier School
145 N Waiola Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525-1866
Archdiocese of Chicago

St. James School
820 N Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5666
Archdiocese of Chicago

Saint John Of The Cross Parish School
708 51st Street
Western Springs, IL 60558-1925
Archdiocese of Chicago

Saint Paul Of The Cross School
140 S Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4285
Archdiocese of Chicago

School of Saint Mary
185 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045-1915
Archdiocese of Chicago

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
760 East Westleigh Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Society of the Sacred Heart


St. Francis Of Assisi School
7075 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50266-2416
Diocese of Des Moines


St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
1215 N Stratford Lane
Wichita, KS 67206-1311
Diocese of Wichita


Saint Agnes School
1800 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205-1422
Archdiocese of Louisville

Saint Aloysius School
122 Mt. Mercy Drive
Pewee Valley, KY 40056-9068
Archdiocese of Louisville

St. Raphael the Archangel Elementary School
2131 Lancashire Avenue
Louisville, KY 40205-2957
Archdiocese of Louisville

Villa Madonna Academy High School
2500 Amsterdam Road
Villa Hills, KY 41017-3798
Diocese of Covington


Catholic High School
855 Hearthstone Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-5512
Brothers of the Sacred Heart

Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School
316 Lafitte Street
Mandeville, LA 70448-5827
Archdiocese of New Orleans

Saint Jude the Apostle School
9150 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-4096
Diocese of Baton Rouge

Saint Thomas More Catholic High School
450 E Farrel Road
Lafayette, LA 70508-7108
Diocese of Lafayette


Notre Dame Preparatory School
815 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286-1499
Archdiocese of Baltimore

Our Lady Of Mercy School
9222 Kentsdale Drive
Potomac, MD 20854-4529
Archdiocese of Washington

Saint Peter's School
2900 Olney Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832-1520
Archdiocese of Washington


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School
6393 Belmont Avenue NE
Belmont, MI 49306-9701
Diocese of Grand Rapids

Brother Rice High School
7101 Lahser Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-4045
Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America


Creighton Preparatory School
7400 Western Avenue
Omaha, NE 68114-1878
Archdiocese of Omaha

Marian High School
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134-3398
Archdiocese of Omaha


Holy Trinity School
2610 Nagel Road
Avon, OH 44011-2095
Diocese of Cleveland

Saint Paul School
61 Moss Road
Westerville, OH 43082-9054
Diocese of Columbus


Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School
607 South Providence Road
Wallingford, PA 19086-6939
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Saint Katharine Of Siena School
116 South Aberdeen Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087-4102
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Saint Patrick School
115 Channing Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355-2747
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Waldron Mercy Academy
513 Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

South Carolina

Saint Mary's Catholic School
101 Hampton Avenue
Greenville, SC 29601-1928
Diocese of Charleston


Holy Rosary Academy
190 Graylynn Drive
Nashville, TN 37214-2706
Diocese of Nashville


Saint Theresa Catholic School - Sugar Land
705 Street Theresa Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77498-0400
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston


Saint James Catholic School
830 W Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046-3106
Diocese of Arlington
More information and an archive of past awardee schools can be found at the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for American Private Education National Blue Ribbon Schools Program websites.