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: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Houston, TX

    St. Vincent’s rich tradition of academic excellence and spiritual development has produced high achieving students for over 70 years.

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  • Catholic Schools Week

    Catholic Schools Week starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2018 is January 28 - February 3.

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  • Catholic School Matters

    For the 2017-2018 academic year, Catholic School Matters is presented by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and Dr. Tim Uhl, Superintendent, Montana Catholic Schools.

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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

2018 NCEA Visions for Excellence Soul of Youth Sports Conference

We are pleased to announce the 2018 NCEA Visions for Excellence Soul of Youth Sports Conference (SOYSC 2018), which will take place February 21-23, 2018 in Lenexa, Kansas. Attendees will engage with thought leaders in a national conversation about how an athletics program rooted in mission enriches the lives of student athletes and the entire school community. SOYSC 2018 will provide top-level professional development to diocesan leaders, athletic directors, coaches, assistant coaches, principals/presidents, CYO directors/coaches/coordinators or Catholic school educators who work with student athletes.


Becoming a Digital Disciple

November 8, 2017

There is a digital culture today! This webinar will highlight how you can personally be an inspiration for others in the digital world that you find yourself in.

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Echoing the Holy Family in Advent: Human Life as both Sacred and Social to the Missionary Disciple: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

November 9, 2017

Explore the call of the catechist to be a Missionary Disciple. This session will have a focus on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person and the Call to Family, Community and Participation.

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Campaign Marketing for Schools: From Annual Funds to Silent Auctions: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

November 16, 2017

The best marketing firms know that even the smallest event needs a detailed, results-oriented campaign plan. How can schools use these best practices to develop better campaigns? We'll show you. Whether you're planning an annual giving campaign or just developing a niche fundraiser, we'll explore the step-by-step process of creating and implementing a marketing campaign that gets you measurable results.

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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.


NCEA 2018 Awards

Visit the NCEA Call for Nominations Awards Portal to nominate outstanding individuals and organizations.


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