Catholic Schools

News and notes from Catholic schools in Metro Detroit

A Salute to Excellence 2017

The Michigan Catholic is proud to congratulate the thousands of area students graduating from the Detroit area’s 24 Catholic high schools in 2017. In a special way, we also honor those students whose academic achievements earned them recognition as valedictorians, salutatorians and other top honors from their respective schools. We pray for these students, who…

Catholic schools expand preschool options, citing increased demand

METRO DETROIT — If the future of Catholic education starts with the youngest of Catholic students, then the future is bright in the Archdiocese of Detroit. With increased demand and a growing awareness of the benefits of beginning Catholic education at a young age, several archdiocesan schools have recently added or expanded preschool programs, citing the…

Catholic Schools Week a chance to acknowledge those who selflessly serve

Brian Dougherty, Ph.D. | Special to The Michigan Catholic As the annual Catholic Schools Week approaches, we are reminded that this is a time of celebration and thanksgiving. Over the past few years, I have used this opportunity to highlight the many accomplishments and achievements of our students, and again this year there have been many.…

At area Catholic schools, the Latin language is very much alive

Critical thinking, real-world applications and liturgical connections drive educators’ approach METRO DETROIT — On the final day of school before the Christmas break, the halls of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy were filled with the sound of students singing Christmas carols — in Latin. It’s a festive application of curriculum that John Feeney,…

St. Clair parish integrates homeschoolers within grade school program

Collaboration with local families contributes to evangelization, has mutual benefits Michelle Samartino | Special to The Michigan Catholic ST. CLAIR — Already in its second year, the homeschool program at St. Mary Parish and School in St. Clair continues to evolve under the guidance of its pastor, Fr. Michael Zuelch. With declining Catholic school enrollment throughout the…