Catholic Schools

Alabama Catholic school will remain open after supporters rally to raise $450,000

An Alabama parochial school that played an important role in the nation’s civil rights movement and recently was threatened with closure now will stay open. Heart of Mary Catholic School, which has operated for 121 years in Mobile and serves primarily Black students, will continue to operate with an independent[Read More…]

Key West’s only Catholic school plans expansion to accommodate enrollment growth

Jim Rigg likes to call the latest Catholic school enrollment trends “the Great Registration.” Modifying the catchphrase “the Great Resignation” about the large numbers of workers leaving their employers, Rigg, who serves as superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Miami, was describing the increases in the number of students[Read More…]

Florida leads America’s Catholic school rebound

One state stands out behind this year’s encouraging Catholic school rebound, and it’s the same one that’s been defying Catholic school trend lines for a decade. Catholic school enrollment in Florida rose 6.3 percent in 2021-22, the biggest jump of any of the 10 states with the biggest Catholic enrollments[Read More…]

Each family deserves a choice regardless of income when it comes to educating their children

Editor’s note: This commentary from Vanessa Solis, president of Nativity Jesuit Academy in Milwaukee, appeared Monday in Milwaukee’s Biz Times. As an eighth grader growing up in Chicago’s Little Village (La Villita) neighborhood, I learned through personal experience a civics lesson that I never forgot. After grade school, my dream[Read More…]

Catholic school enrollment rebounding in large dioceses and U.S. overall

Editor’s note: Good news for Catholic schools comes on the heels of National Catholic Schools Week, with dioceses including the Archdiocese of Miami posting enrollment gains. This article first appeared on and uses information included in a recent reimaginED post, which you can read here. After a difficult 2020-21[Read More…]

Hispanic educators are key to long-term survival of Catholic schools

Editor’s note: This commentary from Melodie Wyttenbach, executive director of the Roche Center for Catholic Education at Boston College, and Hosffman Ospino, an associate professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, appeared earlier this week on reimaginED is republishing it in[Read More…]

School choice graduate returns to his roots to open new high school in Miami

Editor’s note: reimaginED continues coverage of National Catholic Schools Week with this Q&A with Cesar Munoz, who will lead the newest member of the Cristo Rey family this fall. “The most rewarding part about being an educator is the opportunity to leave a lifelong impact on a person.  Whether it[Read More…]

Catholic schools and the ‘great registration’

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jim Rigg, cabinet secretary of education and superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Miami, kicks off reimaginED’s salute to National Catholic Schools Week. Rigg heads a veteran leadership that oversees 57 Catholic schools, including a virtual school. National Catholic Schools Week is upon us![Read More…]