National Catholic Schools Week


National Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.


NCEA has created a new theme to celebrate Catholic schools. “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” encompasses the core products and values that can be found in Catholic schools across the country. Not only are we teaching students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples and enriched citizens in our communities, we, as educators, are growing with them. In Catholic schools, we are all learners, servants and leaders. These shared qualities are what make Catholic schools work. They are what make Catholic schools succeed.


The official CSW logo brings the theme to life. The open book made up of multi-colored pages symbolizes how all areas of Catholic schools blend together, with faith — symbolized by the cross — at the forefront. Catholic schools are vibrant, dynamic and excellent.

Nearly 1,000 members of Catholic schools — including pastors, presidents, principals, teachers, parents, superintendents, board members, consultants, partners and friends of our common mission — voted to select the new theme. This collaborative decision truly showcases that CSW is made possible by the participation of the entire Catholic school com


  •  2019 - Jan. 27 – Feb. 2
  •  2020 - Jan. 26 – Feb. 1


Catholic Schools Week 2018


Colorado Governor's Proclamation of Catholic Schools Week 2015

Ave Marie Catholic School students visited the State Capitol during Catholic Schools Week on behalf of all the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. Governor John Hickenlooper presented the students with a pdf State Proclamation 2015 (1.45 MB)  recognizing our Catholic schools in Colorado for their "academic excellence and their ability to provide students with an exceptional scholastic experience."  Read about the Ave Maria students' visit to the Capitol on page 8 of the January 31, 2015 edition of the Denver Catholic.




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