On April 24, Today’s Catholic Teacher, the cornerstone periodical for Catholic educators, honored the 12 finalists for the national Innovations in Catholic Education (ICE) awards at the NCEA convention in Chicago.
This year, the staff at Today’s Catholic Teacher has searched for the schools with the best innovations in Catholic education, and more than 100 schools responded with descriptions of unique programs and projects. The award honors 12 Catholic schools that have led the way by implementing exemplary, innovative programs to improve the teaching and learning of their students, faculty, and staffs. One big winner in each category receives $1,000!
This year’s awards are offered in four categories for innovative projects in:
- Promoting Catholic identity
- Curriculum and instruction
- Technology integration
- Total community involvement, including fundraising
Here are the finalists in each category:
Promoting Catholic Identity
- St. Brigid of Kildare School, Dublin, Ohio, in the Diocese of Columbus
- St. Veronica Catholic School, Howell, New Jersey, in the Diocese of Trenton
- The School of the Cathedral, Baltimore, Maryland, in the Archdiocese of Baltimore
The winner of the award for Promoting Catholic Identity is St. Brigid of Kildare School.
- All Saints Catholic School, Davenport, Iowa, in the Diocese of Davenport
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar School, Roxbury, Massachusetts, in the Archdiocese of Boston
- Visitation Academy, Paramus, New Jersey, in the Archdiocese of Newark
The winner of the award for Technology Integration is Mission Grammar School.
Curriculum and Instruction
- Bishop John King Mussio Elementary School, Steubenville, Ohio, in the Diocese of Steubenville
- Donovan Catholic High School, Toms River, New Jersey, in the Diocese of Trenton
- Presentation Academy, Louisville, Kentucky, in the Archdiocese of Louisville
The winner of the award for Curriculum and Instruction is Bishop John King Mussio Elementary School.
Total Community Involvement
- Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Denton, Texas, in the Diocese of Fort Worth
- Julie Billiart School, Lyndhurst, Ohio, in the Diocese of Cleveland
- St. Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic School, Kendall Park, New Jersey, in the Diocese of Metuchen
The winner of the award for Total Community Involvement is Immaculate Conception Catholic School.
The 22nd Annual Innovations in Catholic Education awards were made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors: Lands’ End School, Zaner-Bloser, Follett, and Catholic Textbook Project.
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