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ACCOMMODATE 2016: A College Night for Students Seeking Support Services

CALENDAR ADVISORY October 5, 2016 The Archdiocese of Louisville is sponsoring the annual ACCOMMODATE 2016: A College Night for Students Seeking Support Services. This event will be held at Saint Xavier High School (1609 Poplar Level Road, Louisville) on Thursday, November 3, 2016 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 [...]

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

September 28, 2016 Today, the United States Department of Education announced that two Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville have been named 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools.  One elementary school serving preschool through grade 8, St. Francis of Assisi (1938 Alfresco Place, Louisville, Ky.), will be recognized for the first time. St. Xavier High School (1609 Poplar Level Road, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for the fourth time (1984, 1989, 1993, 2016).  St. Xavier was the first school recognized as a [...]

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Catholic Elementary Teachers Gather for Opening School Rally

July 28, 2016 (Louisville, KY) – Approximately 750 teachers from 40 Catholic elementary schools will gather on Friday, August 5 to celebrate the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year and share their collective ministry in Catholic school education.  This event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Parish, 1925 Lewiston Drive. Teachers will gather to celebrate Mass with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and hear a keynote from Brother David Migliorino entitled, “Jesus CEO.”  Here is Br. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 The placement test helps Catholic [...]

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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 and [...]

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