Published : Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 9:53 PM
On Sept. 15, The Cardinal Newman Society released the list of U.S. schools recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll as 2014 Schools of Excellence. Honor Roll schools receive this designation for Catholic identity and excellence in academics. This year seventy-one schools, including St. Monica Academy in Pasadena, received the honor of being named as a School of Excellence, and an additional nine received the distinction of Honorable Mention. This is less than five percent of the Catholic high schools in the United States.
“Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll has been a helpful tool for administrators, families,and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school education,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “The Honor Roll schools are a reminder that Catholic education is getting better every day—not only academically, but in the renewal of Catholic identity—and we are delighted to see the increased level of competition among the schools that participated in the program this year.”
The seventy-one 2014 Schools of Excellence include only four in California: St. Monica Academy in Pasadena, St. Augustine Academy in Ventura, St. Joseph Academy in San Marcos, and St. Michael’s Preparatory School in Silverado.
St. Monica Academy, 301 N. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 229-0351 or visit www.stmonicaacademy.com.