At the start of a new year, the Huntington Learning Center applauds high-quality schools during two important scholastic observances: Catholic Schools Week and National Lutheran Schools Week (both Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, 2020).
Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The week became an annual event in 1974. The observance comes after NCEA introduced a second week in 2019 to recognize Catholic schools, which they called Discover Catholic Schools Week (November 17-23, 2019). This week is aimed to help schools connect with prospective families, educators and other community members to showcase the many great aspects of Catholic school education.
The traditional Catholic Schools Week in January-February 2020 includes assemblies and a variety of activities in and outside Catholic schools and churches. The 2020 theme of Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
National Lutheran Schools Week is a celebration of the nearly Lutheran 2,000 preschools, elementary schools and high schools in the United States. Lutheran schools develop students’ love for and excitement about learning, work ethic, critical thinking skills and ability to work well with others. It is administered by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, the second-largest Lutheran denomination.
Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center says that Huntington applauds all schools of excellence. “There is nothing that pleases us more than to see schools upholding rigorous academic standards and providing students an excellent foundation for college and life after college,” Huntington says. “Catholic and Lutheran schools have earned reputations for quality for their commitment to high academic standards. They prepare students to make an impact on their communities and be good and productive citizens. And they offer welcoming learning environments for a diverse body of students. We honor and appreciate the efforts of these schools this January and always.”