National Catholic Educational Association (Official)

National Catholic Educational Association (Official)


Young people who disaffiliate from religion are not necessarily walking away from God nor their faith, but they are walking away from their religious practice. Our newest blog shares how NCEA Rise can help contribute to positive religious formation:
Looking to showcase how your organization supports Catholic education? NCEA 2023 is your opportunity to reach over 3,000 Catholic school leaders and educators from across the country. Apply now to exhibit at :
Today we celebrate Sunday of the Word of God. This week, what practices can you take up to draw closer to the sacred Scriptures?
NCEA members, you can save $200 through February 18th for NCEA 2023 Convention in Dallas/Irving, TX, April 11–13. Let’s gather together again!
Pope Francis today shared a message for those planning to attend World Youth Day this summer. We'd love to hear if any of your teachers are going to !
In Januarys past, we've returned to school with renewed energy and hope for the semester ahead, only to run out of steam before the finish line. This episode with Friendzy will inspire everyone to finish strong and establish habits for well-being:
This Thursday's webinar will share an evidence-based tool for school counselors to strengthen their own well-being as well as the resilience in their school community:

There will be time to explore the tool's usefulness in small breakout groups.
Does your organization support Catholic education? Expand your reach to over 3,000 Catholic school leaders and educators from across the country this April 11-13 in Dallas/Irving, TX. Apply now to exhibit at :
If you don’t speak on behalf of your Catholic school and students, someone else will, and that person may not have the best interests of your school and students front of mind. As the 2023 legislative session begins in your state, how will you respond?

Read more on our guest blog from American Federation for Children:

It's no secret that leaders have a wealth of data to sort through – which is why utilizing a single, integrated platform that provides student growth insights is critical. Learn how at this Wednesday's webinar with Otus and NWEA:
In remembrance of the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., may we as Catholic school educators inspire our students to a life of service, acting on that question: "What are you doing for others?"
We pray today's psalm may provide a loving daily encouragement for your work this week.
NCEA 2023 Convention Early Bird Registration ends February 18th. We want to see you in Dallas/Irving, TX, April 11–13. Register for :
His Holiness' prayer intention for the month of January is for educators! Let us with Pope Francis.
Interested in exhibiting at ? There is still time to apply! With over 3,000 expected attendees, now is the time to show what your organization can do to support Catholic schools. Apply now!
In this week's podcast, NCEA President/CEO, Lincoln Snyder and Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen, O.P. discuss virtue ethics, why virtues are important to us as Catholics, and how educators can integrate virtues into their classrooms with Disciple of Christ - Education in Virtue. Listen to the full episode:

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has provided leadership, direction, and service Information and resources are available at

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Meet us in Raleigh! Our team is ready to welcome nearly 300 attendees to NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit 2023!


The relationships developed by CHESCS and NCEA with P-12 Catholic schools align with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops's request for developing positive and helpful working relationships at all levels of Catholic education. But who exactly is CHESCS? Find out:


The sixth annual National Day of Giving with FACTS is almost here! We're looking forward to seeing you put your plans into action on November 14! If you have questions about the event, we've compiled the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions here:


St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us!


St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church, pray for us!


St. John XXIII, pray for us!


What city is known as the "City of Bridges" and is home to ? With over 440 bridges, Pittsburgh is all about connections!

Join us April 2-4, 2024, for NCEA 2024 Convention, Together in Pittsburgh: Connections, Commitments, Community. There is nothing like it in Catholic school education. Registration is now open!


What is on your mind today? As we reflect on today's second reading, how can the things you think about transform your life as a Catholic school educator? Let us resolve to align our thoughts with God, where we find His joy and peace.


Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!


St. Faustina Kowalska, Apostle of Divine Mercy, pray for us!


In next week's webinar with Archangel Education + Technology, learn the do’s and don’ts of classroom tech and how to easily integrate tech into the everyday classroom. Learn the best practices for using your tech in the classroom and how to use your devices to create effective and interactive lesson ideas, projects, and more. Register:


St. Francis of Assisi, patron of ecology, pray for us!


On this Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels, let us pray: "Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen."


In today's second reading, St. Paul shares how to have the "same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 2:5). How can you model this attitude in the classroom and among colleagues?


St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church, pray for us.


Do you ever experience feelings of loneliness in Catholic leadership? Whether you're a principal, educational leader or classroom teacher, it's not uncommon to feel alone on the walk. Take solace that Christ himself can relate to us as an educator and a leader. What can we learn from the world's greatest teacher? Register now for next week's webinar:


St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael—the Archangels—pray for us.


📚 Calling all Coaches! 📚 Exciting news – the Resource List is here! Find it on the Catholic Academic Junior High Decathlon website's "For Coaches" page. Plus, there's a Coaches Addendum with extra information just for you. Time to gear up and empower your decathletes!


St. Vincent de Paul, Apostle of Charity, pray for us!


Announcing our keynote speakers for NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit 2023! We are excited to welcome them in Raleigh, NC next month to discuss Hispanic/Latino Engagement.

The last chance to register for CLS 2023 is next Friday, October 6, 2023:


The full NCEA website is temporarily unavailable for maintenance from Monday, September 25 – Wednesday, September 27, 2023. If you have any questions or need assistance during this time, please reach out to our support teams listed at


How have you experienced the Lord's closeness recently? How are you being called to draw even closer to him? Let us reflect on these questions as we hear today's responsorial Psalm.


St. Padre Pio, pray for us!


Join the NCEA team! The Vice President of Content and Engagement will lead and oversee the association's public policy, engagement, and professional learning content and programs in support of Catholic school education in the United States. Apply now:


How can your school become a Eucharistic community, recognizing Christ in one another? In this webinar on September 26, you'll receive practical tips and resources for monthly school-wide themes and prayers, planning a Eucharistic procession and coordinating monthly school Holy Hours with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Register now:

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Our Story

NCEA traces its official beginning to a meeting held in St. Louis, Missouri, July 12-14, 1904. At that meeting the separate Catholic education organizations; the Education Conference of Catholic Seminary Faculties (1898), the Association of Catholic Colleges (1899), and the Parish School Conference (1902) agreed to unite as the Catholic Educational Association (CEA).

From then until 1919, the CEA was the only unifying agent for Catholic education at the national level. In 1919, the establishment of the National Catholic War Council (NCWC) - later changed to National Catholic Welfare Council to serve as an agency of the American bishops to coordinate all Catholic activity, including education - marked a new era for CEA. A working relationship of independent cooperation between CEA and the Department of Education of NCWC was established that endures with the NCW successor, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

In 1927, the word "national" was added to the official title and, in 1929, NCEA headquarters moved to Washington, D.C., to be in proximity to other national secular agencies of education. NCEA began a policy of friendly cooperation with other private and public educational associations and federal government agencies in the service of all aspects of American education.

At present, NCEA focuses on: leadership development for superintendents, presidents, principals, pastors, and governing bodies; professional development for teachers; and serving as the voice for Catholic school education. Information and resources are available at

Videos (show all)

Introducing NCEA Rise™
Calling All Saints
Strengthening the Domestic Church One Classroom at a Time
Music Beneath Her Wings: A Teacher's Journey
Be Who You are and Be That Well: Literacy Lessons and Giving Back
When Faith Meets Science: Lessons from a High School Science Teacher
A Critical Component Necessary for Robust STREAM Learning
Catholic Context for 4C's in Schools
Leveraging Higher Ed Partnerships
Multiage Classes & Microschool Magic
The Exceptionality of Giftedness
Connecting Advocacy and Academics





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