Five Catholic schools in Pennsylvania were awarded the distinction of the “National Blue Ribbon School ” from the United States Department of Education.
These Blue Ribbon schools are chosen “based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels…The National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. ”
This year’s Pennsylvania Catholic schools to receive the distinction are:
- Holy Family School, Phoenixville
- St Genevieve School, Flourtown
- St Joan of Arc School, Hershey
- St Mary Interparochial School, Philadelphia
- St Philip Neri School, Lafayette Hill
More information, including a complete list of schools to receive the award since its inception, can be found here.