The theme for Catholic Schools' Week 2017 is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service." The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and activities for students, families, parishoners, and the community at large.
The theme focuses on three priorities established by Catholic schools that make them stand out from other educational institutions. Children are taught the Faith--not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God. Knowledge is held to a very high standard in Catholic school academics, and this helps each child reach his or her potential. Service, the giving of one's time and effort to help others, is taught both as an expression of faith and good citizenship.
Click here to learn more about Catholic Schools Week from the NCEA.