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November 26, 2007

50 Top Catholic High Schools!


The Catholic High School Honor Roll, an independent project of the Acton Institute, an international research and educational organization, recently announced its best 50 secondary schools. From over 1,300 applicants, the Honor Roll, with consultation from a national advisory board comprised of Catholic college presidents and noted Catholic scholars, chose the honorees based on high academic standards, Catholic identity, and their preparation of students to actively engage the world.

Here is a list of the top fifty schools. Other category leaders in academics, Catholic identity, and civic education are were also named.

Also, please note a link to a news story on one of the honored schools, Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School of Denver. and how the school superintendent in the Archdiocese of Denver has worked with other leaders to develop a plan to help maintain Catholic education for low income, urban children.


2007 Catholic High School Honor Roll

Alaska
Holy Rosary Academy

California
J Serra Catholic High School
Saint Augustine Academy
Saint Michael's Prepatory School
Sierra Madre Academy

Colorado
Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School

Delaware
Salesianum School

Florida
Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
Christopher Columbus Catholic High School
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Georgia
Holy Spirit Preparatory School
Pinecrest Academy

Illinois
Brother Rice High School

Indiana
Saint Joseph's High School
Saint Theodore Guerin High School

Kentucky
Holy Angels Academy

Maryland
Mount de Sales Academy
The Heights School

Michigan
Catholic Central High School
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Nouvel Catholic Central High School
West Catholic High School

Minnesota
Providence Academy

Missouri
Gateway Academy
Notre Dame Regional High School

North Carolina
Cardinal Gibbons High School
Saint Thomas More Academy

Nebraska
Pius X Catholic High School

New York
All Hallows High School
Holy Cross Academy
The Montfort Academy

Ohio
Calvert High School
Cardinal Stritch High School

Oklahoma
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School

Pennsylvania
Aquinas Academy
Quigley Catholic High School
Saint Joseph High School

South Carolina
Saint Joseph's Catholic School

South Dakota
O'Gorman High School

Tennessee
Saint Cecillia Academy

Texas
Antonian College Preparatory High School
Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School
Sacred Heart Catholic School
Saint Thomas High School
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
The Highlands School

Virginia
Seton School

Wisconsin
McDonell Central Catholic High School
Xavier High School



Congratulations to all of the honored schools!

Comments

1 Freedom!

Nov. 28, 2007
This honor role is rather bias as it appears to take into consideration only those schools that have religious or priests among its faculty.<BR/><BR/>At the same time, I congraduate Saint Augustine's in San Diego... The Augustinian Fathers know how to build and run a school. I would love to teach there!

2 Freedom!

Nov. 28, 2007
This honor role is rather bias as it appears to take into consideration only those schools that have religious or priests among its faculty.<BR/><BR/>At the same time, I congraduate Saint Augustine's in San Diego... The Augustinian Fathers know how to build and run a school. I would love to teach there!

3 Anonymous

Dec. 24, 2007
well in response to that it is the top 50 CATHOLIC high schools so it may be a little important to have priests (religious is not a noun, the Augustinian Fathers may need to work a little harder on grammar, no offense)

4 Anonymous

Dec. 24, 2007
well in response to that it is the top 50 CATHOLIC high schools so it may be a little important to have priests (religious is not a noun, the Augustinian Fathers may need to work a little harder on grammar, no offense)

5 lisa

Dec. 24, 2007
WAY TO GO CARDINAL STRITCH HIGH SCHOOL!!!!! I have a daughter who is a senior there and it is a wonderful place of education.

6 lisa

Dec. 24, 2007
WAY TO GO CARDINAL STRITCH HIGH SCHOOL!!!!! I have a daughter who is a senior there and it is a wonderful place of education.

7 Anonymous

Jan. 27, 2008
My son goes to All Hallows High school in the Bronx New york, He is one of the top student in 91. It is the best thing ever happen to him. such a good school. HATS OFF!!!!! to the allows staff keep it up<BR/>Alithea & Paul

8 Anonymous

Jan. 27, 2008
My son goes to All Hallows High school in the Bronx New york, He is one of the top student in 91. It is the best thing ever happen to him. such a good school. HATS OFF!!!!! to the allows staff keep it up<BR/>Alithea & Paul

9 Tré

Sept. 6, 2008
Actually, within the Catholic community, "religious" can be used as a noun. It describes anyone who has taken religious vows and/or participates and serves within a certain religious order. The primary grammatical mistake in the first comment, Mr. Anonymous, was not in the word "religious" but in the word "bias"; it should have read "biased".

10 Tré

Sept. 6, 2008
Actually, within the Catholic community, "religious" can be used as a noun. It describes anyone who has taken religious vows and/or participates and serves within a certain religious order. The primary grammatical mistake in the first comment, Mr. Anonymous, was not in the word "religious" but in the word "bias"; it should have read "biased".

11 private school

Nov. 17, 2008
Catholic private high schools provide quality education along with the teachings of religion. This article also gives information about the top catholic high schools. So it is the good and useful article to those who are looking for <A HREF="http://www.teensprivateschools.com/schooltypes/High-Schoo..." REL="nofollow">best high schools</A>. <BR/><BR/>http://www.teensprivateschools.com/schooltypes/High-Schoo...

12 private school

Nov. 17, 2008
Catholic private high schools provide quality education along with the teachings of religion. This article also gives information about the top catholic high schools. So it is the good and useful article to those who are looking for <A HREF="http://www.teensprivateschools.com/schooltypes/High-Schoo..." REL="nofollow">best high schools</A>. <BR/><BR/>http://www.teensprivateschools.com/schooltypes/High-Schoo...

13 lisa

Nov. 17, 2008
Congradulation for making it three years in a row, Cardinal Stritch High School!

14 lisa

Nov. 17, 2008
Congradulation for making it three years in a row, Cardinal Stritch High School!

15 Girls Schools

Sept. 24, 2009
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16 Anonymous

Nov. 6, 2009
Bishop Hartley High School in Ohio should be included. It is one of the top in Ohio along with St. Francis de Sales and St. Charles. Well, in my opinion. But congratulations to those who made top fifty! I know you all work really hard with your education.

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