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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

Daniel Ortega.

Nicaraguan dictatorship takes over Catholic school; three nuns may be deported soon

Jun 1, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

According to the Nicaraguan media, the police justified the takeover of the school by stating that they must review the... Read more


Canadian parents push back against gay pride flag in Catholic school district; police called

Apr 26, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The York Catholic District School Board met Tuesday night to consider whether the board should fly a gay pride flag... Read more


Catholic school enrollment post-pandemic: an interview with the NCEA president

Apr 2, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic schools in the United States have grown in enrollment for two straight years, reaching record levels in some dioceses. Read more


Texas bishops support plan to give families tuition credits to spend on private or parochial schools

Mar 24, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Catholic bishops in Texas are all-in advocating for parental school choice in the state Legislature this spring.  Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.

Newman Guide expands to include K-12 and more in ‘faithful Catholic’ school guide

Mar 9, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Starting in April, the Cardinal Newman Society’s “Newman Guide” will include K–12 schools, home-school programs, and graduate programs. Read more


New York Archdiocese to close 12 Catholic schools

Feb 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The archdiocese cited “detrimental” financial instability “due to shifting demographics and lower enrollment made worse by the pandemic.” Read more


U.S. Catholic school growth slows after two years of notable increases, data show

Feb 10, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The NCEA reported that Catholic school enrollment grew by 0.3% last year but remains lower than pre-pandemic levels. Read more

A summer day with a row of school buses stands out in the green farmlands.

New Iowa ‘school choice’ program a boon for Catholic schools, bishop says

Jan 27, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Students who attend Iowa Catholic schools will soon get a financial boost of nearly $7,600 per year. Read more


Michigan church sues state over right to hire staff committed to Catholic teachings

Dec 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The parish is suing the state over a court ruling redefining “sex” discrimination that they argue threatens the parish’s ability... Read more