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2014 Catholic Education Honor Roll Press Release

September 15, 2014

Catholic Education Honor Roll Announced

Manassas, Va. – Today, The Cardinal Newman Society released thelist of schools recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll as 2014 Schools of Excellence. Since 2004 the Honor Roll has celebrated quality Catholic education throughout the United States.

Honor Roll schools receiving this designation are marked by the integration of Catholic identity throughout all aspects of their programs and excellence in academics. This year seventy-one schools received the honor of being named as a School of Excellence, and an additional nine received the distinction of Honorable Mention. This is less than five percent of the Catholic high schools in the United States.

“Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll has been a helpful tool for administrators, families,and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school education,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “The Honor Roll schools are a reminder that Catholic education is getting better every day—not only academically, but in the renewal of Catholic identity—and we are delighted to see the increased level of competition among the schools that participated in the program this year.”

This year’s Honor Roll schools are diverse: large and small, new and long-established, highly selective and those with open enrollment admissions policies, as well as a variety of tuition rates. The common trait is an institutional commitment to providing a truly integrated and faithful Catholic education across all disciplines and in all areas of student activities.

The 2014 Schools of Excellence are located in 26 states, with the largest number (eight) located in Pennsylvania, followed by Texas and Michigan, each with six, and Virginia with five.

The Acton Institute founded the Catholic High School Honor Roll in 2004. The Cardinal Newman Society assumed the program in 2012, consistent with its mission of helping Catholic families and promoting faithful Catholic education.

Catholic Education Honor Roll:
2014 Schools of Excellence

Holy Rosary Academy, Anchorage

Saint Mary's Catholic High School, Phoenix

Saint Augustine Academy, Ventura
Saint Joseph Academy, San Marcos
Saint Michael’s Preparatory School, Silverado
St. Monica Academy, Pasadena

Holy Family High School, Broomfield

Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School, Southwest Ranches
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Miami
Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, Ave Maria

Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta
Pinecrest Academy, Cumming

Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis
Saint Joseph High School, South Bend
Saint Theodore Guerin High School, Noblesville

St. James Academy, Lenexa
St. John's Catholic School, Beloit

Covington Latin School, Covington
Holy Angels Academy, Louisville

Academy of Our Lady, Marrero
John Paul the Great Academy, Lafayette
Mount Carmel Academy, New Orleans

Trivium School, Lancaster

Mount de Sales Academy, Catonsville

Catholic Central High School, Grand Rapids
Detroit Catholic Central High School, Novi
Everest Collegiate High School, Clarkston
Father Gabriel Richard High School, Ann Arbor
Saint Francis High School, Traverse City
West Catholic High School, Grand Rapids

Chesterton Academy, Edina
Providence Academy, Plymouth
Saint Agnes School, St. Paul

Notre Dame Regional High School, Cape Girardeau
St. John Vianney High School, St. Louis
St. Pius X High School, Festus
St. Vincent High School, Perryville

Pius X High School, Lincoln

New Hampshire
Holy Family Academy, Manchester
Mount Royal Academy, Sunapee

New York
Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, Elmhurst
Holy Cross Academy, Oneida
The Montfort Academy, Mt. Vernon

The Lyceum, South Euclid

Aquinas Academy, Gibsonia
Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Connellsville
Oakland Catholic High School, Pittsburgh
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, Coraopolis
Quigley Catholic High School, Baden
Saint Joseph High School, Natrona Heights
Serra Catholic High School, McKeesport
Seton-La Salle Catholic High School, Pittsburgh

South Carolina
Bishop England High School, Charleston
St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Greenville

South Dakota
O’Gorman High School, Sioux Falls

Knoxville Catholic High School, Knoxville
Saint Cecilia Academy, Nashville

Antonian College Preparatory High School, San Antonio
Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic School, Tyler
Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Muenster
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory School, Fort Worth
The Atonement Academy, San Antonio
The Highlands School, Irving

Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School, Arlington
Holy Family Academy, Manassas
Paul VI Catholic High School, Fairfax
Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School, Dumfries
Seton School, Manassas

Catholic Memorial High School, Waukesha
St. Francis Xavier High School, Appleton
Trinity Academy, Pewaukee

2014 High Schools Receiving Honorable Mention:

Beckman Catholic High School, Dyersville, IA
Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, Ebensburg, PA
St. John Paul II Catholic High School, New Braunfels, TX
Notre Dame Academy, Toledo, OH
Padua Academy, Wilmington, DE
Saint Mary's Springs Academy High School, Fond du Lac, WI
St. John Paul II High School, Corpus Christi, TX
St. Pius X High School, Kansas City, MO
Trinity Catholic High School, Ocala, FL

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To schedule an interview with The Cardinal Newman Society, contact Justin Petrisek at 703-367-0333, ext. 121 or jpetrisek@cardinalnewmansociety.org.




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The Cardinal Newman Society
ATTN: Catholic High School Honor Roll
9720 Capital Court, Ste. 201
Manassas, VA 20110

(703) 367-0333 x 205
(703) 396-8668 (fax)


For general questions pertaining to the Catholic High School Honor Roll contact: info [at] catholichonorroll [dot] org.

For specific questions pertaining to the enrollment process of the Honor Roll or questions on the application forms, contact: honorroll [at] catholichonorroll [dot] org.

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