The two to make the grade in Montco are both catholic schools, and were named National Blue Ribbon schools last week by the U.S. Department of Education, writes Adam Hermann for phillyvoice.com.
Mary, Mother Of The Redeemer School, 1321 Upper State Road in North Wales, an Archdiocese of Philadelphia School, and Saints Colman-John Neumann School, 372 Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr, also an Archdiocese of Philadelphia School, were the only two schools in Montgomery County to make the prestigious list.
The Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
The U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. More than 9,000 schools across the country have been presented with this coveted award. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. according the Department of Education website.
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A complete list of winners can be found here.