Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed


What is National Catholic Schools Week?

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2018 is Jan. 28 – Feb. 3. Schools typically observe the annual celebration 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.

The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2018 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” This theme was created to celebrate Catholic schools and encompasses the core products and values 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. Catholic schools are vibrant, dynamic and excellent!

Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Joseph Carlson


Holy Name School