Catholic Schools

News and notes from Catholic schools in Metro Detroit

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…

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.…