Friday, October 15, 2010

Press Release --

Catholic Memorial High School Selected as one of America’s
Top 50 Catholic High Schools

Waukesha, WI -- Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) has earned a place on the National Catholic High School Honor Roll's Top 50 list for 2010. The Honor Roll is a biennial listing of America’s Top 50 Catholic high schools judged on the criteria of academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education. The list is a resource for parents, schools, colleges and donors. The Honor Roll is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in Catholic education.

The advisory board for the granting of this designation includes Catholic university, college and seminary presidents as well as Catholic scholars in various fields. Advisory Board member, the Most Reverend David O’Connell recently moved from his post as president of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, to be the bishop of Camden, NJ, home to Princeton University.

According to school president and alum, the Very Reverend Paul Hartmann, CMH ‘84, “this recognition confirms that Catholic Memorial lives by its mission to form young men and women to live lives bolstered by a devout Catholic faith, enabled by a premier secondary education, and inspired to serve the Church and the world in the spirit of our motto, Caritas in Omnibus (Charity in All Things).”

"As Principal of Catholic Memorial, I am grateful that we have been recognized by the Catholic High School Honor Roll as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the United States,” said CMH Principal Bob Hall. “This is a well-deserved honor and I applaud the students, parents, teachers, and staff for their hard work and commitment to Catholic education."

Catholic Memorial offers a full spectrum of academic and extra-curricular opportunities for its students including over twenty-five varsity and club sports; fifty academic, faith, social and service clubs; as well as a full breadth of fine and performance arts opportunities. CMH is also one of a select few schools to offer the International Baccalaureate program, a rigorous academic curriculum that promotes classes that are inclusive and receptive to many different learning styles.

According the Honor Roll, the best Catholic high schools “demonstrate a balanced excellence, which includes an active Catholic culture, sound college preparation and integration of Church teaching in all departments. These schools also display sound moral, catechetical and civic formation that prepares students for vocations in the world as political, religious, scientific, and business leaders.”

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