Washington, D.C.: On November 10, principal Sr. Joan Felicia and other administrators and faculty represented Saint Agnes Catholic School (Chester County) at the 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Program (NBRSP) Award Ceremony at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
One of only 122 private elementary schools in the nation to be recognized this year as a National Blue Ribbon School, Saint Agnes is incredibly proud of its achievement. The U.S. Department of Education recognized it this year as an “Exemplary High Performing School.” On the NBRSP website, the school is summarized in this way: “When asked what makes St. Agnes School special, people quickly answer, the community—the people. St. Agnes School is defined by its community of people who work together to achieve its goals of excellence in education, exceptional character, and faith formation.”
Saint Agnes, Our Mother of Consolation Parish School (OMC) in the Chestnut Hill section of Northwest Philadelphia, and Saint Norbert School in Paoli (Chester County) were selected as part of the 2015 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools in an announcement made by United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. OMC, St. Agnes and St. Norbert were three of only 335 total schools and 50 private schools chosen nationally and three out of four Catholic schools in Pennsylvania selected this year. Each of the schools was chosen for “overall academic excellence.”