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Catholic Schools Begin 2016-17 Academic Year

July 28, 2016 (Louisville, KY) – Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville will begin the first official day of instruction on August 17, 2016. Although this is the first “official” day of school, some Catholic schools choose to begin on a day other than August 17. Parents should consult their school’s handbook for the first day information.

Catholic elementary and secondary schools outside Jefferson County generally follow the calendar of the public school district in which they are located. […]

Catholic Secondary School Class of 2016 Receives Record Number of Scholarships

July 5, 2016 (Louisville, KY) – The 1,457 seniors who graduated from the nine Catholic secondary schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville received a record $128.4 million in scholarships to colleges, universities, vocational, or business schools. This figure does not include grants or Kentucky Educational Excellence (KEES) scholarship money; these seniors received $5.9 million in KEES grants over four years. Scholarships were given to 905 students or 62% of the graduating class for a total of 3,026 scholarships. […]

2017-06-27T09:48:28+00:00July 5th, 2016|2016 Press Releases, 2016 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Archbishop, JCPS Superintendent, & Local Foundations Announce Expansion of Ready 4K Camps

Partnership Between Louisville’s Two Largest Education Providers to Improve Kindergarten Readiness

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 25, 2016)—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.; Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Donna Hargens; Jefferson County Public Education Foundation Executive Director Sam Corbett; and local foundation leaders today announced that the two largest education providers in Louisville are joining forces to expand summer camps that focus on preparing students for kindergarten.

“We are thrilled to celebrate both this partnership between the public and private school systems and the […]

2017-10-13T15:52:45+00:00May 25th, 2016|2016 Press Releases, 2016 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

St. Leonard School Creates First “Buddy Bench” in Louisville

May 9, 2016 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Monday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m., the Reverend B.J. Breen, pastor of St. Leonard and St. Frances of Rome parishes, will bless a “Buddy Bench” at St. Leonard School (440 Zorn Avenue).  The blessing will take place on the school playground.  (In case of rain, the blessing will be held in the school gymnasium.)

The buddy bench is a simple idea that resulted in 2013 from the efforts of Christian, a first grade student in […]

2017-06-27T09:48:37+00:00May 9th, 2016|2016 Press Releases, 2016 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Archdiocese OF Louisville Celebrates National Catholic Schools Week

January 19, 2016 – More than 19,000 students and 1,500 faculty and staff at 49 Catholic elementary and secondary schools will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week from January 24-30, 2016. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”

Festivities for the week include the annual liturgy at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 26, at Saint Agnes Parish, 1920 Newburg Road, Louisville. Student and faculty representatives from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville […]

2017-06-27T09:48:44+00:00January 19th, 2016|2016 Press Releases, 2016 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Catholic High School Placement Test – December 12, 2015

November 12, 2015 – 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 12, 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.archlou.org/schools.

The placement test helps […]

2016-05-10T15:11:24+00:00November 17th, 2015|2015 Press Releases, School Press Releases|


For Immediate Release November 3, 2015:

Veterans’ Day Celebration

(Louisville, Ky.) On Wednesday, November 11 at 8:00 a.m., St. Leonard School (440 Zorn Avenue) will celebrate Veteran’s Day.  The ceremony will feature patriotic songs and a presentation by Michael Rowan, a St. Frances of Rome parishioner and St. Leonard school parent, about his service in the U.S. Army. Students then will process to the front lawn of the school, which faces Zorn Avenue, and hold up small American flags […]

2015-11-17T15:40:11+00:00November 17th, 2015|2014 Schools Press Releases, 2015 Press Releases|

St. Gabriel School Celebrates Blue Ribbon Award

Nov. 5, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Thursday, November 12 at 9:30 a.m., St. Gabriel School (5503 Bardstown Road) will hold a special assembly to celebrate its recent designation as a Blue Ribbon School. This is the first time that St. Gabriel has received the No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools award, which honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels or for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.  St. Gabriel was honored as an […]

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00November 17th, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|


November 2, 2015 (Louisville, KY) On Thursday, November 5, the Archdiocese of Louisville will honor 198 Catholic school teachers who have achieved a total of 3,350 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 are being recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of teaching:

Years             # Teachers

5   […]

2015-11-17T15:35:50+00:00November 17th, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|

Four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Elementary Schools Win Blue Ribbon Awards

Today, the United States Department of Education announced that four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic elementary schools have been named 2015 Blue Ribbon Schools.  Two schools, St. Gabriel School (5503 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky.) and St. Mary Academy (11311 St. Mary Lane, Prospect, Ky.) will be recognized for the first time. St. Albert School (1395 Girard Avenue, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for the second time (2004, 2015), and St. Margaret Mary School (7813 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for […]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00September 29th, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|