By Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations
Three Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis -- St. Vincent Catholic High School in Perryville,
St. Pius X Catholic High School in Festus, and St. John Vianney High School in Kirkwood -- have been named to the Catholic Education High School Honor Roll as 2014 Schools of Excellence by the Cardinal Newman Society.
Less than five percent of Catholic high schools in the United States receive this award and St. Vincent, St. Pius X, and St. John Vianney are three of only four Missouri Catholic high schools being honored this year.
Patrick Reilly, President of the Cardinal Newman Society says, “Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll of Schools of Excellence has been a helpful tool for administrators, families and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school education. 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.”
Upon learning the news, Dr. Kurt Nelson, Superintendent of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis said, “It is an honor to have three schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis recognized as national models of effective Catholic education. Parents and students have known for a long time that St. Vincent High School, St. Pius X High School and St. John Vianney High School are high-quality schools that help students deepen their faith and sharpen their minds. We congratulate our faculty and school leaders on their outstanding work and are excited that the rest of the country now knows what a treasure these Catholic schools are.”
Reminder! High School Nights resume tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 16 at Notre Dame High School. For a complete list of High School Nights, visit http://archstl.org/education/page/high-school-nights
Open House Sunday is November 2. Visit http://archstl.org/education/page/high-school-open-house for times and locations!