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: Cristo Rey Kansas City in Kansas City, MO

    Cristo Rey Kansas City is a private, Catholic college preparatory high school that exclusively serves students with high economic need.

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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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  • 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.


Vision, Preparation and Action: Moving Forward in Hope with the Joy of Adolescent Catechesis Webinar Series Session 1: “Hagan Lío”: Adolescent Catechesis and Missionary Discipleship

February 28, 2018
2pm EST

During a speech in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, Pope Francis called upon young people to go out and make a mess – Hagan Lío. Dr. Bob Rice and Miriam Hidalgo, primary authors of The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis, will provide insight on how to focus adolescent catechesis toward missionary discipleship and accompany others in the journey of faith, especially among a diversity of cultures today. 

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Dos and Don'ts of Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest Advertising

February 15, 2018
1pm EST & On Demand

Targeted Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest advertising campaigns can help boost your school's marketing efforts, but it's important to learn key Do's and Don'ts to get the biggest return on your investment. What kind of ads will resonate? Which will fall flat? How do you attract prospective families across platforms? In this learning session, we'll discover school advertising best practices together.

  • Attendees will learn which types of ads are most effective and the best way to design their ads for maximum reach and engagement. how to write compelling copy, and more.
  • Attendees will learn how to write compelling ad copy, use photos and videos effectively, and how to design ads for cross-platform success.

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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.


Lenten Resources

Materials for reflection and faith sharing during Lent.


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