On September 19, 2023, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 40 exemplary private schools among the 353 schools honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023.

The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools as being among their state’s highest performing schools based on a school’s overall academic performance as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona applauded the 2023 National Blue Ribbon School awardees for setting “a national example for what it means to raise the bar in education.” While schools are recognized for their overall student performance, nominated schools also complete an extensive narrative application describing their school culture and philosophy, curriculum, assessments, instructional practices, professional development, leadership structures, and parent and community involvement.

The 2023 National Blue Ribbon School awardees are:

Crean Lutheran High School

District of Columbia
Our Lady of Victory School

Queen of Peace Catholic Academy

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

Saint Anne Pacelli

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School

Saint Francis High School

Saint Joan of Arc School

School of Saints Faith, Hope & Charity

St. Isaac Jogues Elementary School

Bishop Chatard High School

Saint Charles Catholic School

Saint John the Baptist Catholic School

Saint Xavier High School

Villa Madonna Academy Elementary School

Archbishop Hannan High School

Saint Joseph’s Academy

Saint Luke’s Episcopal Day School

Holy Family Catholic High School

New York
Saint Stephen of Hungary School

The Epiphany School

Transfiguration School

Incarnate Word Academy

Lakewood Catholic Academy

Saint Bernadette Elementary School

Saint Margaret of York Elementary School

Saint Mary School

Saint Sebastian Parish School

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary

Saint Mary Interparochial School

Saint Philip Neri School

Saints Philip and James Elementary School

South Carolina
Ben Lippen School

Christ Our King – Stella Maris School

Prince of Peace Catholic School

Saint Laurence Catholic School

St. Theresa Catholic School

Charlottesville Catholic School

Saint Gregory the Great Catholic School

Trinity School at Meadow View