Even with all of the excitement of today’s Fun Run, a few minutes of the day trumped all else: the announcement that St. Benedict Prep has been chosen as one of the 2019 U.S. Secretary of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools!
Ms. Gemo stood before a mass of students, families and faculty for the big announcement and thanked students, teachers and parents for all they do to help the school earn this great recognition.
Of 132,000 K-12 schools in the U.S., 362 were chosen as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. Only 50 non-public schools across the nation, including St. Benedict Prep, were honored as Exemplary High Performing Schools.
St. Benedict students consistently exceed national benchmarks on ACT Aspire Tests (in all categories, in all grades 3-8). Our students in 2019 also met or exceeded the Archdiocese of Chicago schools average in all areas at all grade levels.
Ms. Gemo topped off the announcement leading everyone in the Prayer of St. Benedict.
Congratulations, everyone, for an extra special part of a very special day!