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2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, today recognized 50 private schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. The Department will formally recognize these schools at an awards ceremony at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC on November 12 and 13, 2020. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon Schools flag gracing a school's building is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. National Blue Ribbon Schools are an inspiration and a model for schools still striving for excellence.

  • Saint Joseph Catholic School - ARKANSAS
  • Mariners Christian School - CALIFORNIA
  • Red Hill Lutheran School - CALIFORNIA
  • Yavneh Day School - CALIFORNIA
  • Cambridge Christian School - FLORIDA
  • Christ the King Catholic School - FLORIDA
  • Saint Bonaventure Catholic School - FLORIDA
  • Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic School - FLORIDA
  • Scheck Hillel Community School - FLORIDA
  • St. Cecelia Interparochial School - FLORIDA
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy - GEORGIA
  • Saint Andrew School - ILLINOIS
  • Saint Clement School - ILLINOIS
  • Saint Francis Xavier School - ILLINOIS
  • Saint John Of The Cross Parish School - ILLINOIS
  • Saint Paul Of The Cross School - ILLINOIS
  • School Of Saint Mary - ILLINOIS
  • St James School - ILLINOIS
  • Woodlands Academy Of The Sacred Heart - ILLINOIS
  • St Francis Of Assisi School - IOWA
  • St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School - KANSAS
  • Christian Academy of Louisville High School - KENTUCKY
  • Saint Agnes School - KENTUCKY
  • Saint Aloysius School - KENTUCKY
  • St Raphael The Archangel Elementary School - KENTUCKY
  • Villa Madonna Academy High School - KENTUCKY
  • Catholic High School - LOUISIANA
  • Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School - LOUISIANA
  • Saint Jude the Apostle School - LOUISIANA
  • Saint Thomas More Catholic High School - LOUISIANA
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School - MARYLAND
  • Notre Dame Preparatory School - MARYLAND
  • Our Lady Of Mercy School - MARYLAND
  • Saint Peter's School - MARYLAND
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School - MICHIGAN
  • Brother Rice High School - MICHIGAN
  • Concordia AcademY - NEBRASKA
  • Creighton Preparatory School - NEBRASKA
  • Marian High School - NEBRASKA
  • Holy Trinity School - OHIO
  • Saint Paul School - OHIO
  • Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School - PENNSYLVANIA
  • Saint Katharine Of Siena School - PENNSYLVANIA
  • Saint Patrick School - PENNSYLVANIA
  • Waldron Mercy Academy - PENNSYLVANIA
  • Saint Mary's Catholic School - SOUTH CAROLINA
  • Holy Rosary Academy - TENNESSEE
  • Saint Theresa Catholic School - Sugar Land - TEXAS
  • The Shlenker School - TEXAS
  • Saint James Catholic School - VIRGINIA

Choosing a school for their children is one of the most important decisions parents must make.  For the parents of more than five million children, the choice is private education.  They choose religious and independent schools for many reasons:  quality academics, a safe and orderly environment, moral and ethical values, caring teachers, supportive communities, and much more.

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The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) is a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools. There are over 33,000 private schools in America; in fact, one in four of the nation’s schools is a private school. More than five million students attend them. CAPE member organizations represent more than 80 percent of private school enrollment nationwide.