National Blue Ribbon Schools

Congratulations to all forty-four Catholic elementary and secondary schools recognized as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools!


The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has honored and recognized great American public and private elementary, middle, and high schools since 1982. Every year, Catholic elementary and secondary schools are among the hundreds of public and private schools identified by the U. S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools. 49 private schools are among the awardees this year and 44 of those were Catholic schools. Each state's commissioner of education nominates public schools for the award and the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates the private schools. Representatives from each school are invited to an awards ceremony in November in Washington, D.C. This award is a great tribute to the dedication of faculties who clearly value academic excellence, as well as to the commitment of students who strive to succeed to the best of their ability. Each of these schools exemplifies the best of Catholic education, and all of us at the National Catholic Educational Association are extremely proud of the efforts of these school communities that led to this tremendous accomplishment.

The NCEA congratulates the following schools in 2018:

Connecticut

St. Mary's School
946 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06117-1504
860-658-9412
Principal: Mrs. Margaret Williamson
Superintendent: Dr. Michael Griffin
Archdiocese of Hartford
 

Georgia

Christ the King School
46 Peachtree Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30305-3736
404-233-0383
Principal: Mr. Brian Newhall
Former Principal: Mrs. Patricia Ward
Superintendent: Dr. Diane Starkovich
Archdiocese of Atlanta

Holy Redeemer Catholic School
3380 Old Alabama Road
Johns Creek, GA  30022-5053
770-410-4056
Principal: Mrs. Lauren Ann Schell
Superintendent: Dr. Diane Starkovich
Archdiocese of Atlanta
 
Saint James Catholic School
8412 Whitefield Avenue
Savannah, GA 31406-6135
912-355-3132
Principal: Sr. Lisa Golden, IHM
Superintendent: Michelle Kroll
Diocese of Savannah
 

Illinois

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School
9250 W. 167th Street
Orland Hills, IL  60487-5933
708-403-6525
Principal: Ms. Mary Virginia Iannucilli
Superintendent: Dr. Jim Rigg
Archdiocese of Chicago

Queen of All Saints School
6230 N. Lemont Avenue
Chicago, IL  60646-4969
773-736-0567
Principal: Mrs. Kristina Heidkamp-Reyes
Superintendent: Dr. Jim Rigg
Archdiocese of Chicago

Sacred Heart School 
1095 Gage Street
Winnetka, IL 60093-1751
847-446-0005
Principal: Ms. Kristen Fink
Superintendent: Dr. Jim Rigg
Archdiocese of Chicago

Saint Bede Elementary School
36399 N. Wilson Road
Ingleside, IL 60041-9609
847-587-5541
Principal: Mrs. Patricia Jean Strang
Superintendent: Dr. Jim Rigg
Archdiocese of Chicago

Saint Francis de Sales School
11 S. Buesching Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2569
847-438-7921
Principal: Mr. Kyle Schmitt
Superintendent: Dr. Jim Rigg
Archdiocese of Chicago

Saint Francis Xavier School
808 Linden Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091-2711
847-256-0644
Principal: Miss Colleen Barrett
Superintendent: Dr. Jim Rigg
Archdiocese of Chicago

Saint Therese Chinese Catholic School
247 W. 23rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616-1903
312-326-2837
Principal: Ms. Lisa Oi
Former Principal: Ms. Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek
Superintendent: Dr. Jim Rigg
Archdiocese of Chicago

Iowa

Resurrection Elementary School
4320 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52002-0499
563-583-9488
Principal: Mrs. Denise Grant
Superintendent: Kim Hermsen, Ed.S.
Archdiocese of Dubuque

 

Kansas

Magdalen Catholic School
2221 N. 127th Street East
Wichita, KS 67226-8301
316-634-1572
Principal: Mrs. Kristin Schmitz
Superintendent: Janet Eaton
Diocese of Wichita

 

Kentucky

Bishop Brossart High School
4 Grove Street
Alexandria, KY 41001-1295
859-635-2108
Principal: Mr. Daniel Ridder
Superintendent: Michael Clines
Diocese of Covington

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
5876 Veterans Way
Burlington, KY 41005-8824
859-689-4303
Principal: Mrs. Nancy Marcos
Superintendent: Michael Clines
Diocese of Covington

Our Lady of Lourdes School
510 Breckenridge Lane
Louisville, KY 40207-3898
502-895-5122
Principal: Mr. Jeffrey Beavin
Former Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Barz
Superintendent: Leisa Schulz
Archdiocese of Louisville

Sacred Heart Model School
3107 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206-3061
502-896-3931
Principal: Dr. Michael L. Bratcher
Superintendent: Leisa Schulz
Archdiocese of Louisville

St. Cecilia Elementary School
5313 Madison Pike
Independence, KY 41051-8611
859-363-4314
Principal: Mr. Robert Detzel
Superintendent: Michael Clines
Diocese of Covington

St. Joseph School
4011 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076-1895
859-441-2025
Principal: Mrs. Sue Greis
Superintendent: Michael Clines
Diocese of Covington
 

New Jersey

Christ the Teacher School
359 Whiteman Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024-4626
201-944-0421
Principal: Mrs. Cynthia Schirm
Former Principal: Mrs. Frances M. Lacinak M.Ed.
Superintendent: Dr. Margaret Dames
Archdiocese of Newark

Our Lady of Mercy Academy
25 Fremont Avenue
Park Ridge, NJ 07656-2099
201-391-3838
Principal: Mrs. Laraine Meehan
Superintendent: Dr. Margaret Dames
Archdiocese of Newark

Saint Catharine School
301 2nd Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1808
732-449-4424
Principal: Mr. Robert Dougherty
Superintendent: JoAnn Tier
Diocese of Trenton

Saint Dominic School
250 Old Squan Road
Brick, NJ 08724-3272
732-840-1412
Principal: Mrs. Carol Lynn Bathmann
Superintendent: JoAnn Tier
Diocese of Trenton

Saint Helena School
930 Grove Avenue
Edison, NJ 08820-1521
732-549-6234
Principal: Sr. Mary Charles Wienckoski
Superintendent: Ellen Ayoub
Diocese of Metuchen

Saint James Elementary School
30 Peters Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701-1706
732-741-3363
Principal: Mrs. Jo Ann Giordano
Superintendent: JoAnn Tier
Diocese of Trenton

Saint Jerome Elementary School
250 Wall Street
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1123
732-222-8686
Principal: Sr. Angelina Pelliccia
Superintendent: JoAnn Tier
Diocese of Trenton

Saint Leo the Great School
550 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1698
732-741-3133
Principal: Mr. Cornelius G. Begley
Superintendent: JoAnn Tier
Diocese of Trenton

St. Thomas the Apostle School
333 State Route 18
Old Bridge, NJ 08857-1459
732-251-4000
Principal: Ms. Joanne Kowit
Superintendent: Ellen Ayoub
Diocese of Metuchen

Transfiguration Academy
10 Bradley Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621-2106
201-384-3627
Principal: Mr. James Carlo
Superintendent: Dr. Margaret Dames
Archdiocese of Newark
 

Ohio

Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School
13000 Auburn Road
Chardon, OH 44024-9337
440-286-6226
Principal: Mr. Joseph A. Waler
Superintendent: Frank O’Linn
Diocese of Cleveland

Saint Andrew-Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
5900 Buckwheat Road
Milford, OH 45150-2238
513-575-0093
Principal: Mr. Mark Wilburn
Superintendent: Susie Gibbons
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

 

Pennsylvania

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy
2025 Church Road
Wyncote, PA 19095-1124
215-885-1636
Principal: Sister Maureen Gillespie
Superintendent: Dr. Andrew McLaughlin
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Mater Dei Catholic School
493 East Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446-2898
215-368-0995
Principal: Miss Diane McCaughan
Superintendent: Dr. Andrew McLaughlin
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School
29 Conwell Drive
Maple Glen, PA 19002-3310
215-646-0150
Principal: Mr. John Christopher McGrath, M.Ed.
Superintendent: Dr. Andrew McLaughlin
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
225 East Ashland Street
Doylestown, PA 18901-4658
215-348-5907
Principal: Mrs. Dawn Parker
Superintendent: Dr. Andrew McLaughlin
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Saint Joseph/Saint Robert School
850 Euclid Avenue
Warrington, PA 18976-2579
215-343-5100
Principal: Mrs. Deborah R. Jaster
Superintendent: Dr. Andrew McLaughlin
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Saint Jude Catholic School 
323 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA 18914-2329
215-822-9225
Principal: Sister Elizabeth Marley
Superintendent: Dr. Andrew McLaughlin
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School
1053 Holland Road
Southampton, PA 18966-2377
215-357-4720
Principal: Ms. Laura Clark
Superintendent: Dr. Andrew McLaughlin
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

St. Mary Magdalen School
2430 N. Providence Road
Media, PA 19063-1904
610-565-1822
Principal: Ms. Denise A. Winterberger
Superintendent: Dr. Andrew McLaughlin
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Saints Peter and Paul School
1327 E. Boot Road
West Chester, PA 19380-5901
610-696-1000
Principal: Mrs. Margaret Egan
Superintendent: Dr. Andrew McLaughlin
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
 

Texas

Saint John Paul II Catholic School
1400 Parkway Plaza Drive
Houston, TX 77077-1503
281-496-1500
Principal: Mrs. Rebecca Ann Bogard
Superintendent: Debra Haney
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
 

Virginia

Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center
1417 Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302-2799
703-998-4170
Principal: Mrs. Valerie Garcia
Superintendent: Dr. Jennifer Bigelow
Diocese of Arlington
 
More information and an archive of past awardee schools can be found at the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for American Private Education National Blue Ribbon Schools Program websites.