Catholic schools targeted for closing rally support

Instead of accepting the announcement that they would be closing, three Chicago Catholic schools spent their spring semester fundraising, aiming to replace deficits ranging from $200,000 to $400,000 that the archdiocese had been supplementing the last few years.

Catholic School Development Program has helped nearly 60 Catholic schools establish a new business model

The Catholic School Development Program (CSDP) is the signature program under the umbrella of the Healey Education Foundation, and it works to help Catholic schools take ownership of their own economic and business futures.

Utah Catholic schools buck national trends, keep thriving

While Catholic schools in the East and Midwest are consolidating and shutting down from dropping enrollments, those in Utah and other parts of the West and South are bucking that trend and remain stable.

Catholic Alumni Partnership engages alumni in effort to resurrect Catholic elementary schools

Catholic Alumni Partnership is a fundraising initiative that enables schools and dioceses to communicate with graduates of Catholic elementary school in a way which inspires them to give back. CAP has now been implemented in ten dioceses across the country benefiting more than 450 Catholic elementary schools.

Out of nowhere a network emerged to save Catholic schools

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s fledgling network of Catholic elementary schools in impoverished neighborhoods is embarking on an ambitious undertaking.

Catholic school eyes city’s growing Hispanic population

The Green Bay Area Catholic Education System, or GRACE, is launching a Spanish immersion program at St. Thomas More School in an effort to both attract the city’s growing Hispanic population and other students interested in an intense language program.

Campaign for Catholic Schools in Boston is strategically reforming urban Catholic schools

Campaign for Catholic Schools (CCS) in Boston is a bold, strategic initiative to reform and strengthen the urban Catholic school system in one of the most Catholic metropolises in the country. Have Faith in Education had the opportunity to talk with Mary Myers, vice president of development, and hear more about what CCS is doing to reinvigorate the Catholic education model.

Regina team paying it forward in Guatemala

Students at Regina Catholic Education Center in Iowa City prepare to travel to Antigua, Guatemala for a service trip this summer. Over their ten day trip, the group plans to build three homes and connect with locals.

Maguire Foundation promotes quality education throughout Greater Philadelphia

The Maguire family has turned a lifelong devotion toward education into a foundation that promotes education throughout Greater Philadelphia from middle school through college graduation. Have Faith in Education had the opportunity to talk with the Maguire Foundation to discuss current initiatives and an overall mission that is grounded in the teachings of St. Ignatius Loyola.

DSJ young adult reflects on Catholic education, embarks on grad school

Therese Eugenie Blanch, a senior at Loyola Marymount University and soon-to-be graduate student at Johns Hopkins, reflects on the advantages of her Catholic education.

TV Segment on Catholic School’s Classical Curriculum Wins News Award

EWTN Nightly News has received a “Gabriel Award” for reporting on the Catholic classical curriculum at Saint Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Md. The award is given by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals to programs that “uplift and nourish the human spirit.”

Catholic school to adopt new learning model

Seton Education Partners, a non-profit education consultancy, has selected St. Joseph Catholic School in Cincinnati’s West End to join its Seton Blended Learning Network. Seton’s learning model combines computer-based instruction and traditional classroom learning.

Lynn Catholic schools receive $1 million gift

William and Jane Mosakowski and the Catholic Schools Foundation have made a 5-year commitment to provide funding to Lynn Catholic Schools in Massachusetts. They believe the gift will provide a strong foundation for future Catholic school students to build successful and meaningful lives.

Two priests on bikes ride again!

Father Terry Anderson, pastor at Holy Trinity Catholic School, and Father Mark Lichter, pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Schools in Yankton, South Dakota are getting on their bikes again this spring to ride in a friendly competition to see who raises the most money for their schools.

Transformation in Education with Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill and Kristin Barstow Melley

Have Faith in Education had the opportunity to talk with Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill and Kristin Barstow Melley, Executive Director and Associate Director for Professional Development at the Roche Center for Catholic Education. The two discuss their Catholic identity and how it fuels their mission, vision and motivation for transforming Catholic education.

Notre Dame visits three ‘thriving’ Tucson schools on national bus tour

Notre Dame’s Alliance for Education bus stopped in Tucson last month to visit three local Catholic schools that have gone from nearly closing to thriving since partnering with the program.

Catholic Education Arizona – Lisa’s Story

Lisa Campbell-Watson, a single mother of four, credits Catholic schools with not only helping her family through the death of her husband but with also teaching her children the importance of being good citizens.

Conference of Catholic leaders focuses on future of schools

The National Catholic Educational Association’s annual convention and expo was held April 22-24 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Nearly 6,000 participants, including teachers, administrators, catechists, priests and professors gathered to discuss the importance of the Catholic Church’s educational ministry.

Breakfast Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Families Afford Catholic Education

The annual School Bell Breakfast in Kansas City will celebrate 25 years of the Strong City School Fund. The Fund has invested more than $36 million in urban core education and assisted with sending more than 26,000 children to neighborhood Catholic schools.

County Catholic Schools Put Pope’s Teachings into Action

Pope Francis’ leadership has shaped the classroom approach to social justice and reconnected students to their religion at County Catholic in Frederick, MD.

Lakewood Catholic Academy Students Experience “Hunger Banquet”

Lakewood Catholic Academy students in grades 3-6 experienced a “Hunger Banquet” as part of a Lenten project this week while preparing to celebrate Easter. The event comes to the school as a way for students to know that most of them are lucky to be able to afford a nutritious daily diet and to have empathy for those who are not as fortunate.

Inspired by Classmates, All Saints Students Surpass Fundraising Goal

Nearly 700 warm-blooded students, staff and parents from All Saints Catholic School made a two-mile pilgrimage through Wednesday morning’s blustery weather, concluding a fundraiser aimed at finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

It’s Holy Week: Erie Students Reflect on Jesus, Last Supper

Students and a teacher at Holy Family School in Erie, PA re-enacted Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples in observance of Holy Week.

Xaverian Launches $20 Million Campaign

Xaverian Brothers High School, which is celebrating its 50th year in providing all-boys Catholic education to more than 70 communities in Massachusetts, has launched “Called to Lead,” a new $20 million capital campaign.

Religious Order Exploring New Catholic high school

The Sisters of the Company of Mary religious order is studying whether to build a Catholic high school in Riverside County, California. A president at one of the order’s schools says parents have been talking for years about opening a high school that provided both faith formation and academics.