National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Catholic Schools Week begins on the last Sunday in January. This year, Catholic Schools Week took place Sunday, January 26 through Saturday, February 1. Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our Church, our communities and our nation.
The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2020 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” The theme encompasses the core products and values that can be found in Catholic schools across the country. Not only are we teaching students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples and enriched citizens in our communities, we, as educators, are growing with them. In Catholic schools, we are all learners, servants, and leaders. These shared qualities are what make Catholic schools work. They are what make Catholic schools succeed.
For more information about Catholic Schools Week, visit the National Catholic Educational Association’s website.