St. Dominic School Earns National Recognition
The school in Shaker is one of 269 to be recognized across the country to be named a National Blue Ribbon School
St. Dominic School is one of four in the state to be named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon school.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 269 schools today for academic achievements Friday at an elementary school in Arlington, Va.
St. Dominic planned to host a celebration for students Friday afternoon following the announcement. The U.S. Department of Education will honor St. Dominic and the other schools at a recognition ceremony in November in Washington D.C.
“St. Dominic School is a shining example of what a small, racially integrated, culturally diverse Catholic school can achieve,” St. Dominic Pastor Rev. Thomas Fanta said in a statement. “Students from a wide range of socio-economic classes and racial backgrounds come together here each day and, through a magical blend of academics, fun, friendship, and faith, they become a family and excel.”
The school has a maximum enrollment of 225 students from 15 communities in Northeast Ohio.
“I am thrilled that St. Dominic is receiving this recognition,” Principal Susan Biggs said. “I have never met a more dedicated, talented group of teachers, nor encountered a more caring, involved community than those here at our school.
"It’s a privilege to be part of this tremendous occasion.”