2017 National Blue Ribbon School
On September 28, 2017, United States Secretary of Education, Betsy Du Vos named Hoboken Catholic Academy as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence! Three hundred forty two schools from across the country were recognized as either “Exemplary High Performing,” or “Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing.” HCA is one of fifty non-public schools to be recognized by Secretary Du Vos as “Exemplary High Performing.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program was established in 1982 and has recognized 8,500 schools since its inception. The program recognizes schools with exemplary programs following a rigorous application and approval process. This year’s cohort of 342 public and non-public schools includes seventeen schools from the State of New Jersey.
Non-public Blue Ribbon School applications are first sent to (The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) who reviews and nominates up to fifty schools from across the country each year and advances those applications to the US Department of Education. In order to even apply, student achievement in English and mathematics must be among the highest in the country (top 15%), as measured on a nationally normed test. HCA Terra Nova Summary
Students, teachers and parents cheered at a special assembly when they learned the great news! The big event was covered by hMag, Hoboken’s local lifestyle magazine.