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HSP Named to Catholic Education Honor Roll

Posted: 11/22/2017

For the sixth consecutive time since 2007, Holy Spirit Preparatory School has been recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The Honor Roll program is a national directory established by the Cardinal Newman Society, and has recognized over 300 high-performing Catholic high schools nationwide since the program’s inception in 2004.

This marks the school’s sixth consecutive School of Excellence award, which recognizes national leaders in Catholic identity among the nation’s Catholic high schools. Holy Spirit Prep received the award first in 2007, 2008 - after which the award shifted to a two-year award cycle – 2010, 2012, and 2014.

Holy Spirit Prep engaged in a thorough internal and external review of its comprehensive program offerings before being awarded this status. It has received specific recognition for its strong integration of Catholic identity throughout its efforts, including the integrity of its mission, and the strength of its community and rich spiritual life. The Honor Roll also recognized the school’s efforts at integral formation of the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students as well as its comprehensive academic program which seeks to instill a Christian vision of the world and human wisdom and culture.

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The Honor Roll is a helpful tool for families and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “It is external validation that a school is both focused and successful in meeting the high calling of Catholic schools to serve the well-being and salvation of students and to serve the common good.”

Dr. Denise Donohue, coordinator of the Honor Roll, stated, “We are very pleased to have Holy Spirit Prep continue in the nationally recognized ranks of excellence; this is a select group. The school has well demonstrated they are successful in meeting the key principles that guide Catholic education.”

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Kyle Pietrantonio, Holy Spirit Prep‘s head of school remarked, "It is great affirmation for HSP to be recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll. This distinction confirms our commitment to the mission of Catholic education. I applaud the leadership, administration, students, parents, teachers, and staff for their hard work in assuring a strong Catholic identity permeates all that we do in preparing our students to be future leaders in both society and the Church.”

About Holy Spirit Preparatory School
Established in 1996, Holy Spirit Preparatory School is an independent Catholic school in Atlanta, Georgia, that combines the best traditions of Catholic education with those of a classical preparatory school. Serving students ages six months through twelfth grade, the young school has become known for its strong Catholic identity and its integrated program of academic and spiritual formation. In 2009, the U.S. Department of Education named Holy Spirit Prep a Blue Ribbon School.

About the Catholic Education Honor Roll
Founded in 1993, the mission of The Cardinal Newman Society is to promote and defend faithful Catholic education. The Society seeks to fulfill its mission in numerous ways, including supporting education that is faithful to the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church; producing and disseminating research and publications on developments and best practices in Catholic education; and keeping Catholic leaders and families informed.

The Catholic Education Honor Roll (CEHR) is a national program recognizing schools committed to strong Catholic identity. Recognized schools commit to and model the Principles of Catholic Identity in Education.


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