Saint Mary’s Catholic High School has been recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The national Honor Roll program is directed by the Cardinal Newman Society and has recognized over 300 high-performing Catholic high schools nationwide since the program’s inception in 2004.
Saint Mary’s engaged in a thorough internal and external review of its comprehensive program offerings before being awarded this status. It has received specific recognition for its strong integration of Catholic identity throughout its efforts, including the integrity of its mission, and the strength of its community and rich spiritual live. The Honor Roll also recognized the school’s efforts at integral formation of the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students as well as its comprehensive academic program which seeks to instill a Christian vision of the world and human wisdom and culture.
“The Honor Roll is a helpful tool for families and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “It is external validation that a school is both focused and successful in meeting the high calling of Catholic schools to serve the well-being and salvation of students and to serve the common good.”
Dr. Denise Donohue, coordinator of the Honor Roll, stated, “We are very pleased to have Saint Mary’s Catholic High School join in the nationally recognized ranks of excellence; this is a select group. The school has well demonstrated they are successful in meeting the key principles that guide Catholic education.”
Rev. Robert Bolding, Saint Mary’s President-Rector, remarked, “It is great affirmation for Saint Mary’s to be recognized once again by the Catholic Education Honor Roll. This distinction confirms our commitment to the mission of Catholic education and is a wonderful way to close our incredible Centennial year. I applaud the faculty, administration, students, parents, board members, and staff for all their hard work in assuring a strong Catholic identity permeates all that we do as we form virtuous young men and women who know the Truth and love the Good.”
Founded in 1917 by the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Saint Mary’s Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic diocesan college preparatory institution that has served a diverse population of students for 100 years. Saint Mary’s is committed to providing a quality liberal arts education with an emphasis on forming virtuous young men and women who know the Truth and love the Good. For more information about Saint Mary’s, visit: smknights.org, facebook.com/SaintMarysKnights/ or @SMHSKnights.
More information on the Catholic Education Honor Roll is available at honorroll@CatholicEducationHonorRoll.org.