The Catholic elementary school, located in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, is one of 362 recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools in 2019. Saint Thomas is the only private elementary school in the greater Cincinnati area to receive the award this year.
Deborah Flamm, the principal at Saint Thomas, said, "What makes this award prestigious is there are only 50 Catholic schools in the entire U.S. each year who receive the award. We are proud that our students rank in the top 15% of national assessment scores."
Flamm continued, "We have a lot to celebrate at Saint Thomas, and we could not have done it without our full community of support."
Now in its 37th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 9,000 schools.
On November 14 and 15, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with 312 public and 50 non-public school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.