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. Bernadette School in Bellevue, NE

    St. Bernadette School is an outstanding example of excellence in Catholic education. In just four short years, St. Bernadette School has grown 13 percent!

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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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  • Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards

    Recognizing the outstanding efforts, contributions and achievements on behalf of Catholic school education.

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Catholic Schools Infographic

More than 6,300 Catholic schools across the country provide academic excellence and faith-filled education to over 1.8 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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Upcoming Events

Institute for Catholic School Leaders 2018

The 2018 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL 2018) is an annual leadership gathering dedicated to serving current and aspiring elementary and secondary principals, presidents, pastors and school board leaders working on behalf of Catholic schools. 

Registration is now open!


Catholic Leadership Summit and New Leaders Academy 2018

The NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit is open to all NCEA members who are arch/diocesan superintendents, assistant or associate superintendents, directors of diocesan level offices of Catholic school education, leaders of religious congregation systems/networks of Catholic schools, and CHESCS members.

The Call for Proposals for CLS 2018 is now open!


NCEA 2019 Convention and Expo

NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo will take place April 23 -25 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois and is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation, held in fellowship with the Archdiocese of Chicago.  NCEA invites you to join us for this one-of-a-kind event that brings together Catholic and other religious educators from across the United States, Canada and other countries to exchange ideas and debut cutting-edge research and technologies related to education.

The Call for Proposals for NCEA 2019 is NOW OPEN.



NCEA Webinars are finished for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Expect new webinars for the 2018 - 2019 school year to begin in early fall. You can find past NCEA webinars on our YouTube channel.

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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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Religious Education Assessments

ACRE/IFG is being hosted on a new and improved platform.



Important articles and best practices in the realm of Catholic education.


ICSL 2018

ICSL is an annual gathering dedicated to serving current and aspiring leaders working on behalf of Catholic schools.