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.

  • White House Recognizes Catholic Schools Week

    Earlier this month, the President issued a letter recognizing National Catholic Schools Week.

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  • Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Awards

    The honorees embody the standards of personal conduct and public service through their faith, leadership and service to others.

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  • Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards

    The Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards recognize the outstanding efforts, contributions, and achievements on behalf of Catholic school education.

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  • Featured School: St. Paul School

    St. Paul School in Westerville, Ohio is a Roman Catholic community dedicated to teaching, living and learning in the light of Christ.

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Catholic Schools Infographic

Our 6,500 Catholic schools across the country provide academic excellence and faith-filled education to 2 million students nationwide.  The good news is national test scores; high school graduation rates of 99%; college attendance at 86% and other important data show that Catholic schools frequently outperform schools in both the public and private sectors. 

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Upcoming Events

NCEA Convention and Expo

The NCEA Convention and Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic school and faith-based education. The Convention is a time to celebrate, to acquire new knowledge, and to renew your spirit. St. Louis is the just the place for that to happen to you! Join us April 18-20. 2017. Registration is now open.


21st Century Evangelization: Igniting the Catholic Imagination of the School Community

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EST

Pope Francis continually invites us to seek innovative ways to infuse our church and school communities with the joy of the Gospel as revealed in the Sacred Teachings and Traditions of the Catholic Church. Our Catholic schools are called to present this joyful message in a relevant, accessible and integrated manner. Due to the complexities of our 21st century world, including rapid technological advancement, changing family dynamics and competing socio-religious ideologies, nurturing the faith of our school communities requires an ongoing commitment to fostering the Catholic imagination of the young. The very heart of this imagination is a sacramental vision of life – an ability to see depth, possibility and the eternal in both the ordinary and extraordinary. Catholic schools must be communities of faith where the young are encouraged to develop a sacramental vision of life. This goal can be accomplished by implementing programs and lesson planning that bridge the cognitive and experiential realms of faith development and learning. This particular webinar will focus on practical ways to capture the sacramental imagination of students through authentic religious instruction, cross-curricular learning and virtue development. During the webinar, administrators and teachers will garner a variety of programmatic and pedagogical practices that have proven effective in igniting the Catholic imagination of the school community.

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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

Meet the Proclaim Team


NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo

Celebrate, acquire new knowledge and renew your spirit in St. Louis!


Momentum Magazine

NCEA’s award-winning signature publication focuses on the mission themes of Lead. Learn. Proclaim.


Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

January 29 - February 4, 2017