Tag: Catholic school enrollment

‘A game changer for us’: California Catholic schools grow during pandemic

Editor’s note: This article appeared Sunday on ktla.com. For the first time in decades, Catholic school enrollment is up, both in Southern California and across the country. After reaching heights of more than 5 million students in the 1960s, enrollment dropped to 1.6 million before the pandemic, resulting in empty desks and[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…]

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 catholicnewsagency.com and uses information included in a recent reimaginED post, which you can read here. After a difficult 2020-21[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews Florida Catholic Conference’s Michael Barrett

On this episode, Tuthill speaks with the Conference’s associate for education about the history of Catholic education and the tension between Catholic schools maintaining an open, welcoming environment for all students while adhering to the practices and beliefs of their religious identity. With nearly 30,000 of Florida’s roughly 80,000 Catholic[Read More…]

A match made in heaven: innovation and Catholic education

Editor’s note: The National Catholic Educational Association is sponsoring Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 27-Feb. 2. Students, families, parishioners and community members are focusing on the value that Catholic education provides to young people as well as its contribution to local communities. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Charter schools, Catholic schools, testing and more

Catholic schools. A South Florida Catholic school revitalizes itself. Sun-Sentinel. Testing. Escambia schools pare back local testing. Pensacola News-Journal. Scoring on new state assessments may be tougher than FCAT. School Zone. Gradebook. The Senate’s education chairman says testing changes will be up for discussion this year. Gradebook. Charter schools. Longhorn Steakhouse hosts[Read More…]

Catholic schools in Florida show growth, buck national trend

Across America, Catholic schools are closing. But in San Antonio, Fla., where cows meet cul-de-sacs on the fringe of greater Tampa, St. Anthony Catholic School is getting new classrooms. The 129-year-old, K-8 school has rebounded since it hit a Great Recession low of 153 students in 2010. It’s up to[Read More…]