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2015 National Blue Ribbon Honors

Since 1982, the United States Department of Education has been recognizing public and private elementary, middle, and high schools for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Each year, the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels.

In 2015, Cardinal Hickey Academy was one of two private schools in Maryland to be awarded the The National Blue Ribbon award as an Exemplary High Performing school; only 50 private schools received it nationally. According to the National Blue Ribbon Program website, “this award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.