Notre Dame Academy was recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Only 219 public schools and 50 private schools nationwide achieved this status.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is conducted by the U.S. Department of Education and awards public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement.
“We are honored to be the recipients of the 2012 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award,” said Notre Dame Academy Principal, Dr. Laura Koehl. “This is a testament to the ongoing dedication of our students and faculty and their commitment to excellence in education at Notre Dame Academy. We are truly appreciative to our parents and the entire NDA community for their support in making this distinction possible. Together we share in the opportunity to carry on the educational tradition of the Sister of Notre Dame.”
This is the second time Notre Dame Academy has been honored by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The first time NDA was given this distinction was in 1996.
“We are very blessed to again be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence,” said Notre Dame Academy President, Sr. Lynette Shelton SND. “Notre Dame Academy enjoys a rich tradition of academic excellence. For over 100 years, NDA has been providing an exemplary Catholic education to young women of the Northern Kentucky area.”
Notre Dame Academy will be honored at a recognition ceremony along with the other 268 schools on Nov. 12-13 in Washington, D.C. In the past 30 years, more than 7,000 of America’s schools have received this coveted award.