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full Saint Leo the great school excellence award
Jan 10, 2019

U.S. Department of Education bestows Excellence Award

full Saint Leo the great school excellence award

The U.S. Department of Education has again recognized Saint Leo the Great as a National Blue Ribbon School of academic excellence for 2018. The school was first awarded the honor in 2012 and became eligible for consideration again this year.

Meeting the criteria in the Exemplary High Performing School category every year since 2012, Saint Leo the Great is one of 49 non-public schools to achieve the coveted award.

National Blue Ribbon Schools are on education’s cutting edge, pioneering innovative educational practices, from professional learning communities and project-based learning to social and emotional learning and positive behavior systems. Schools are nominated by the state Department of Education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices.

Schools may be nominated as Exemplary High Performing (among the top schools in a state_ or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing (schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps) among student subgroups.

School officials will represent Saint Leo the Great at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where they will hear from the Secretary of Education and educators; share best practices with each other; and celebrate their hard-won achievements.