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Catholic Schools Begin 2018-2019 Academic Year

August 3, 2018 (Louisville, Ky.) –Jefferson County Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville will begin the first official day of instruction on August 15, 2018. Although this is the first “official” day of school, some Catholic schools choose to begin on a day other than August 15. Parents should consult their school’s handbook to determine when their particular school will begin instruction.

Catholic elementary and secondary schools outside Jefferson County generally follow the calendar of the public school district […]

2018-08-13T16:15:14+00:00August 13th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Catholic Elementary Teachers Gather for Opening School Rally

August 3, 2018 (Louisville, Ky.) – Approximately 700 teachers from 40 Catholic elementary schools will gather on Friday, August 10 to celebrate the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year and share their collective ministry in Catholic school education.  This event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Saint Margaret Mary Parish, 7813 Shelbyville Road, Louisville.

With the theme “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ,” teachers will gather to celebrate Mass with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz. A colleague also will […]

2018-08-03T09:40:23+00:00August 3rd, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Saint Gabriel Parish Opens First Natural Playground Among Parishes in Archdiocese

May 2, 2018 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 4:00 pm, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will join Father John A. Schwartzlose, pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in blessing the first natural playground at any of the 110 archdiocesan parishes or 49 schools of the Archdiocese and one of the first of its kind in Jefferson County. This event will take place on the St. Gabriel the Archangel campus at 5505 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky. Activities include music, food […]

2018-05-02T11:08:16+00:00May 2nd, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Saint Leonard Community School Wins National Award

April 13, 2018 (Louisville, Ky.) – On April 4, 2018, during the National Catholic Education Association Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, Saint Leonard Community School (440 Zorn Avenue) received the Today’s Catholic Teacher “Innovations in Catholic Education Award.”  Saint Leonard won this national award in the “Curriculum and Instruction” category for its middle school program entitled “20% Time.”

The concept for “20% Time” emerged from the business world, mirroring the practices of companies such as Google and 3M, who give their employees one […]

2018-04-13T14:27:34+00:00April 13th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Catholic School Media Tipsheet

January 26, 2018

Immaculata Observes Catholic Schools Week with a Presentation of Patron Saints and Valentines for the Elderly and Priests

(Louisville, Ky.)  On Friday, February 2 at 1:30 p.m., Immaculata Classical Academy (6010 Preston Highway) high school students will perform an act of mercy by making Valentines for the elderly and for priests who visit the school to celebrate Mass.

On Tuesday-Friday, January 30 to February 2, at 8:00 a.m. each morning, the secondary students will present the patron saint for each […]

2018-01-26T10:00:32+00:00January 26th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Archdiocese of Louisville Celebrates National Catholic Schools Week

January 23, 2018 (Louisville, Kentucky) – Nearly 19,500 students and 1,500 faculty and staff at 49 Catholic elementary and secondary schools will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week from January 28-February 3, 2018. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

Festivities for the week include the annual liturgy at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, at Saint Gabriel Parish, 5505 Bardstown Road, Louisville. Student and faculty representatives from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville […]

2018-01-23T09:55:53+00:00January 23rd, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Teachers Honored for 3,505 Years of Service

October 31, 2017 (Louisville, KY) – On Wednesday, November 8, the Archdiocese of Louisville will honor 213 Catholic school teachers who have achieved a total of 3,505 years of teaching
experience. This luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue.

Teachers will receive recognition for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of teaching:

Milestone Years # Honorees Total Years
5 […]

2017-10-31T09:20:34+00:00October 31st, 2017|2017 Press Releases, 2017 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Catholic High School Placement Test – December 9, 2017

Students in grade 8 who wish to attend a Catholic high school next year are required to take the Catholic high school placement test scheduled on Saturday, December 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Students take the test at the Catholic high school they plan to attend. They must bring a $10 fee and two #2 pencils. Information about the location of the high schools can be found at www.louisvillecatholicschools.com.

The placement test helps Catholic secondary schools determine the most […]

2017-10-27T16:04:12+00:00October 27th, 2017|2017 Press Releases, 2017 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

ACCOMMODATE 2017

The Archdiocese of Louisville is sponsoring the annual ACCOMMODATE 2017: A College Night for Students Seeking Support Services. This event will be held at Mercy Academy (5801 Fegenbush Lane, Louisville) on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Representatives from colleges, universities, and alternative post-secondary programs will be available for an informational session for parents and students who are exploring:

  • How colleges and universities are addressing the needs of students with learning differences.
  • […]

2017-10-24T08:41:01+00:00October 17th, 2017|2017 Press Releases, 2017 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Two Catholic Schools in Archdiocese of Louisville Win National Blue Ribbon Awards

September 28, 2017  (Louisville, KY) – Today, the United States Department of Education announced that two Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville have been named 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Two elementary schools serving preschool through grade 8 will be recognized: Saint Joseph School (320 West Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, Ky.) for the first time and Holy Trinity School (423 Cherrywood Road, Louisville, Ky.) for the second time (2017 and 2007).

These two schools are among nine public and non-public […]

2017-10-13T15:51:58+00:00September 28th, 2017|2017 Press Releases, 2017 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|