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St. Peter Catholic, a career and technical high school in Houston.

First of its kind Catholic trade high school debuts in Houston

Feb 16, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has opened a first of its kind Catholic trade school for high schoolers in Texas’ largest... Read more

Outfits worn for traditional Mexican dances.

How a Catholic school in Colorado celebrates its thriving Hispanic community 

Jan 31, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The rise in the Catholic Hispanic population has not only been seen in churches across the country but also in... Read more

Teacher Rose Dussault reads aloud to pre-K students at St. Benedict Classical Academy in Natick, Massachusetts.

Here are 4 Catholic schools in the U.S. that are keeping the faith

Jan 29, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

As National Catholic Schools Week begins, CNA looks at four schools across the country that prioritize their Catholic identity in... Read more

Susan Lutzke, an alumna of St. Bede School, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than one month for her former Catholic institution.

Cancellation of Illinois scholarship forces some Catholic schools to close their doors

Jan 26, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The program made it possible for 5,000 low-income families to send their children to Catholic schools, according to the Archdiocese... Read more

Susan Lutzke, an alumna of St. Bede School, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than one month for her former Catholic institution.

Teen hits major fundraising feat in attempt to save her childhood Catholic school

Jan 17, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Seventeen-year-old senior Susan Lutzke may have successfully saved her childhood Catholic school from closing after raising more than $400,000. Read more

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson pictured with two students at Good Shepherd School in New Orleans, where she announced her decision to give a large donation to fund the opening of a second school in December 2023.

‘Every child deserves the opportunity to thrive’: New Orleans Saints owner funds new Catholic school

Jan 7, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

Gayle Benson concluded her monthly giving in December with a large donation to Good Shepherd School, which serves inner-city children... Read more

Susan Lutzke, an alumna of St. Bede School in Ingleside, Illinois, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than one month for her former Catholic institution.

Teen nears goal of raising $400,000 to save Catholic school she attended as a child

Jan 5, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

St. Bede School in Ingleside, Illinois, sent out an email in December saying the school would have to close if... Read more


Colorado Catholic preschools argue in federal court that state discriminates against them

Jan 4, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The Archdiocese of Denver and two Catholic preschools contend that the state’s universal preschool program is unconstitutional. Read more

The interior of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, in Missouri.

No closures recommended for St. Louis Catholic elementary schools, archdiocese says

Dec 13, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Pastors at each of the 25 Catholic elementary schools eyed for closure earlier this year have recommended that their schools... Read more

Father Louis Merosne at College Sainte Anne, a parochial Catholic school from seventh-12th grade.

Missionary priest builds up Haiti one student, one classroom at a time

Nov 25, 2023

By Zoe Romanowsky

Father Louis Merosne is on a mission to rebuild the Catholic educational system where he ministers in Haiti.  Read more


As home schooling soars in U.S., Catholic schools struggle to recover from pandemic

Nov 18, 2023

By Daniel Payne

According to the latest data, more children are being home-schooled in the U.S. than attend Catholic schools. Read more

Options Students Mia Butler and Veronica Caravan with their peer mentors at an end-of-year celebration.

Special education program focuses on ‘inclusive, student-centered, Catholic education’

Nov 4, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Options Program is a special education program in all four high schools in the Diocese of Arlington that serves... Read more


One-third of St. Louis Catholic schools face possible closure 

Sep 28, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The schools being considered for closure were chosen based on enrollment numbers, demographic trends, financial strength, and other factors. Read more


North Carolina passes universal school choice

Sep 25, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Every North Carolina family will be able to apply for tuition assistance to attend a K-12 private school beginning in... Read more

Jimmy Mitchell (front row, far left) leads a group of Jesuit High School students in Tampa, Florida, in a walking rosary after school.

Holy friendships continue to transform all-boys Catholic high school in Tampa

Sep 23, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The young men at Jesuit High School are not just excelling in academics and sports, they are “ambitious when it... Read more


As a new school year begins, Catholic groups draw battle lines in culture war

Sep 2, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Several Catholic organizations and activist efforts are working to push back on the extreme ideologies in much of public schooling. Read more

Students who are all winners of the St. Joseph art contest stand alongside Thomas Carroll, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Boston.

Boston Catholic schools leader Thomas Carroll stepping down at end of school year

Aug 22, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A well-known thought leader in Catholic education, Thomas Carroll served as the Boston Archdiocese’s schools superintendent since 2019. Read more


UPDATE: Portland Archdiocese says schools department closure not due to gender ideology feud

Jun 29, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The archdiocese says it is reevaluating how to evangelize and “integrate schools more fully into our mission” given a changing... Read more

Daisy Almaraz won the seventh-grade section of the 2023 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

Virginia Catholic school student wins national cursive handwriting contest

Jun 24, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Daisy Almaraz, a student at Sacred Heart Academy in Winchester, Virginia, says good cursive writing makes her writing “better understood.” Read more


Oklahoma board approves first Catholic charter school in the country

Jun 5, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The state of Oklahoma approved the country’s first-ever religious charter school on Monday. Read more