Catholic Schools

News and notes from Catholic schools in Metro Detroit

Rochester students’ art featured in esteemed Grand Rapids competition

Rochester — Eighty-six third-graders are making their mark on a prestigious art competition — a circular mark, to be exact. Students from Holy Family Regional School in Rochester are participating in ArtPrize, a Grand Rapids-based art competition that features public displays of art throughout the city’s downtown for the public to admire and vote on…

Catholic schools need the ‘Catholic thing,’ education leaders say

Detroit — Standing before hundreds of Catholic school teachers and administrators, Sr. John Mary Fleming, OP, asked a simple question: What part of this “Catholic thing,” makes Catholic schools distinct? “What makes Catholicism, of all the competing philosophies in the world, distinctive?” said Sr. Fleming, executive director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’…

All under one roof

Newport — Students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Newport are going to have to get used to that “new hallway smell.” St. Charles finished a $1.65 million, nine-classroom addition this August, which will house first through eighth grades in addition to a new principal’s office and library. The fundraising aspect of the project began…

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…