St. Cecilia earns top 50 spot

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:07pm
Staff reports


The National Catholic High School Honor Roll has named Nashville’s St. Cecilia Academy one of the nation’s top 50 Catholic secondary schools, academy officials announced Thursday.

This is the fifth time SCA, which is celebrating 150 years of operations in 2010, has been placed among the seven-year-old Honor Roll’s top 50. The Honor Roll does not rank the schools.

Chattanooga-based Notre Dame High School is the only other Catholic secondary school in Tennessee placed among the top 50.

“[The] recognition … comes at the perfect time to enhance our sesquicentennial celebration,” said Sister Thomas Aquinas, SCA assistant principal of advancement. “We are grateful for this strong affirmation of our St. Cecilia difference of providing excellent academics in a community of faith and service for the past 150 years.”

The Honor Roll is an independent project of the Acton Institute, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based international research and educational organization.

During its seven years, the Honor Roll has seen more than 50 percent of America’s approximately 1,300 Catholic high schools placed in the top 50 at least once.