Recognition

Christ The Teacher Catholic School is recognized for its excellence by the following organizations

  • Today’s Catholic Teacher
  • 2010 and 2016 National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Education
  • Middle States 2007 Accreditation and 2014 Re-accredation
  • Scholarships
  • For the Sake of God’s Children

Christ the Teacher honoree of Catholic School of Tomorrow Award

Today’s Catholic Teacher 15th Annual Catholic Schools of Tomorrow Award Innovations in Catholic Education: 2014 Awards

We proudly announce that Christ the Teacher Catholic School, Newark, DE (Diocese of Wilmington) is one of the 12 recipients of the 2014 Innovations in Catholic Education Awards presented to Catholic elementary and secondary schools selected from institutions across the nation. This award honors Catholic schools that have led the way by implementing exemplary innovative programs to improve the teaching and learning of their students, faculty, and staff. Winning schools are featured in a special section in the March issue of Today’s Catholic Teacher (www.todayscatholicteacher.com) and are honored at an awards presentation banquet during the NCEA Convention in Pittsburgh, PA on April 23, 2014.

Christ the Teacher School Award Category: An innovative project in total community involvement
Project: Clean Water for Guatemalan Students

When students at Christ the Teacher Catholic School in Newark, DE, learned of the very challenging conditions that the residents of San Marcos, Guatemala, face every day, they responded with prayer and action.

Many of the residents of San Marcos are very poor and homes and schools lack running water and proper sanitation. The situation there became every more severe in November 2012 when landslides from an earthquake caused serious destruction in the area. School principal Sr. LaVerne King traveled to San Marcos during the summer of 2011 as part of the Solidarity Project between the Diocese of San Marcos and the Diocese of Wilmington. She recognized numerous opportunities for CTTCS to put faith into action. Service has always been important at the school, but the scope of its service projects has never been more involved than their partnership with Cristo El Salvador School.

The original goal of the project was to provide filtration jugs that purify five gallons of water over a five-hour period. This effort helped, but potable water and septic systems were needed.

Aware that these plans would be costly, fund raising was increased. All-school and individual fundraisers brought in donations for the Water Project Fund. In just over two years CTTCS has raised more than $15,000 for the project.

Working with an engineer with ties to Engineers Without Borders, Maryknoll Missionary Sisters, and Catholic Relief Services, the funds were put into action in Guatemala. The pipework for the plumbing and septic have been run to Cristo el Salvador School. CTTCS has also sponsored two orphan girls from San Marcos and paid their school tuition, as well as sponsoring a teacher and a graduate to travel to San Marcos to continue strengthening the bond between the school communities.

2010 and 2016 National Blue Ribbon Award recipient

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On September 9, 2010 United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan announced that Christ the Teacher School is a recipient of the “2010 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award”.

On September 28, 2016 United States Secretary of Education, John B. King announced that Christ the Teacher School is a recipient of the “2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award”.

The award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior, or have made dramatic gains in student achievement and helped close gaps in achievement among minority and disadvantaged students. Christ the Teacher School is among those schools identified as academically superior. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals. The Department of Education celebrates schools using standards of excellence, as evidenced by student achievement measures and the characteristics known from research to exemplify school quality.

Christ the Teacher School, which serves the children from Holy Family Parish in Newark, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bear, St. Joseph Parish in Middletown, and St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in Newark was selected as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon, the most prestigious award in the country, distinguishes our regional diocesan school for its excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement, parental involvement and community support. The Blue Ribbon Award signifies excellence in all aspects of our program.

We are certainly proud of our two time Blue Ribbon status. It is an outstanding accomplishment for any school to receive this award; it is remarkable and unique that any school would be granted the distinction twice since opening our doors just fifteen years ago (September, 3, 2002)!

This “winning combination” can be found in our students, faculty, staff, and parents – it is part of what we do, and who we are. The Christ the Teacher School community is proud of these awards. It represents not only our commitment to excellence, but also, our determination to live our mission.

MIDDLE STATES ACCREDITATION

Christ the Teacher Catholic School is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission of Elementary Schools. In May 2007, the school completed a successful self-study, evaluation and planning reports, and was recognized by the Commission as meeting the requirements for accreditation. he Christ the Teacher School:

  • defines appropriate educational goals and provides educational programs to achieve them;
  • maintains a qualified faculty and an effective school organization;
  • assesses outcomes of school experiences and controls the quality of educational programs;
  • responds to concerns of parents and needs of the school community;
  • provides for the continuity of its programs and plans for the future; and,
  • describes with accuracy the content of its services and programs.

The characteristics of an accredited school are:

  • It cares enough about what it does to seek validation by a recognized accreditation authority.
  • The school operates from an examined vision of service to students, family, and community.
  • An accredited school promises what it can deliver.
  • Outside evaluators provide periodic evaluation.
  • An accredited school demonstrates the capacity to control its own quality.
  • Its philosophy of education expresses what it does for the whole student.
  • An accredited school continuously plans for higher levels of quality.
  • Accredited schools regularly obtain and analyze objective evidence on student achievement.
  • Accredited schools support the activities of evaluation and accreditation through peer review.
  • Schools accredited by the Commission are listed in registries available throughout the world.

SCHOLARSHIPS to local Catholic High Schools
We are so proud of our graduates!

The 2016 graduating class of 66 students has 25 scholarship recipients with a total of 40 scholarships. At the tuition rate for this year, the Christ the Teacher Class of 2015 total scholarships amount to $534,800.  One student qualified for a full four-year scholarship. Amazing!!!

All scholarships and grants are annually renewable for four years based on expectations such as: retaining a certain grade point average, upholding a satisfactory discipline record, participating in co-curricular life of the school, and keeping a satisfactory financial record.

The 2015 graduating class of 67 students has 15 scholarship recipients with a total of 31 scholarships. At the tuition rate for this year, the Christ the Teacher Class of 2015 total scholarships amount to $454,400.  This includes two 100% and one 50% scholarship. HOW MARVELOUS!!!

The 2014 graduating class of 66 students has 18 scholarship recipients and with a total of 30 scholarships. At the tuition rate for this year, the Christ the Teacher Class of 2014 total scholarships amount to $434,480 which is UTTERLY AMAZING!!!

The 2013 graduating class of 61 students has 15 scholarship recipients and with a total of 34 scholarships.  At the tuition rate for this year, the Christ the Teacher Class of 2013 total scholarships amount to $401,280.

The 2012 graduating class of 61 students has 19 scholarship recipients and with a total of 32 scholarships. At the tuition rate for this year, the Christ the Teacher Class of 2012 total scholarships amount to $366,000 .

The 2011 graduating class of 66 students has 18 scholarship recipients and with a total of 25 scholarships. At the tuition rate for this year, the Christ the Teacher Class of 2011 total scholarships amount to $229,000.

FOR THE SAKE OF GOD’S CHILDREN

Christ the Teacher School participates in the diocesan “For the Sake of God’s Children”
program for the protection of children.
For more information click on this link.