St. Benedict Elementary in Natick Named to the Cardinal Newman Society's Catholic Education Honor Roll
Natick, MA- This month St. Benedict Elementary School in Natick was recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The national Honor Roll program is directed by the Cardinal Newman Society and first began in 2004. While the National Honor Roll program has recognized more than 300 high-performing Catholic high schools nationwide, St. Benedict Elementary is among one of the first elementary schools in the country to have received recognition.
St. Benedict Elementary engaged in a thorough internal and external review of comprehensive program offerings before being awarded this status. The school has received specific recognition for the strong integration of Catholic identity throughout its efforts, including the integrity of its mission, the strength of its community and its rich spiritual life. The Honor Roll also recognized the school’s efforts at integral formation of the minds, bodies, and spirits of students as well as its comprehensive academic program, which seeks to instill a Christian vision of the world and human wisdom and culture.
Dr. Denise Donohue, coordinator of the Honor Roll, stated, “We are very pleased to have St. Benedict Elementary join in the nationally recognized ranks of excellence; this is a select group. The school has well demonstrated they are successful in meeting the key principles that guide Catholic education.”
SBE Headmaster Jay Boren remarked, "It is great affirmation for St. Benedict Elementary to be recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll. This distinction confirms our commitment to the mission of Catholic education. I applaud the leadership, administration, students, parents, teachers, and staff for their hard work in assuring a strong Catholic identity permeates all that we do in preparing our students to be future leaders in both society and the Church.”
More information on St. Benedict Elementary is available at www.stbenedictelementary.com. More information on the Catholic Education Honor Roll is available here.
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