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Blue Ribbon schools are based on overall academic excellence or closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students achieve to high levels.
Fifty private schools were among the awardees this year. Each state’s commissioner of education nominates public schools for the award, and the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools. All winning schools will be honored at an awards ceremony November 10-11 in Washington, D.C.
“These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American education—that all students, no matter their name or zip code, can flourish when schools provide safe, creative, and challenging learning environments,” Secretary Duncan said. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are models of consistent excellence and a resource for other schools and districts. We celebrate them for their tireless effort and boundless creativity in reaching and teaching every student.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. The award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.
St. Cletus School offers education programs from preschool through eighth grade and features extracurricular programs, clubs, and sports.
For more information, please contact St. Cletus School at 708-352-4820.