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In 2006, Boston College, together with the Archdiocese of Boston and Saint Columbkille Parish forged a partnership that saw possibility where others saw hopelessness. The Saint Columbkille Partnership School is a wonder to behold! Students are taught to dream big, think deeply and engage in problem solving. The school is now a living example that urban Catholic education can flourish, opening doors of opportunity for children. God’s mosaic is on display at Saint Columbkille Partnership School. Families from different socio-economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds make up their community. During the past ten years, enrollment has increased from 140 to 430 students.


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Karen Self
Seton Catholic Preparatory School, Diocese of Phoenix
AP Macroeconomics, Economics and College Math Teacher / Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach

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In Their Words: Essays from the 2017 NCEA Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Awardees

The awards program recognizes Catholic school students in elementary and secondary schools who, through their selfless service, determination, innovation and ideals, are changing the world.

Taking the Show on the Road: Creating a Mobile Video Studio

Mobile studios get students up and moving, interacting with others, working as a team, exploring, being creative, and even going outside!

NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo Recap

Catholic school teachers made up the majority of attendees at NCEA 2017! Also represented were board members, diocesan staff members, school librarians, principals, pastors/priests, superintendents and other champions of Catholic education.

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