National Blue Ribbon recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups on assessments.
“The honorees for our 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award have set a national example for what it means to Raise the Bar in education,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “The leaders, educators, and staff at our National Blue Ribbon Schools continually inspire me with their dedication to fostering academic excellence and building positive school cultures that support students of all backgrounds to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally."
Villa Madonna Academy Elementary has earned National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards in 2007, 2017, and now in 2023. Elementary Principal Soshana Bosley said, "We are truly honored and excited to be recognized as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School. I am so proud of our students, faculty, staff, parents, and community for earning this very special recognition. We are blessed with an incredible faculty. Our teachers challenge students to become lifelong learners who embrace the Benedictine traditions of scholarship, service, hospitality, and respect to make a difference in our ever-changing world. Receiving this award is a testament to the dedication, support, and passion of our entire Villa community."
Mrs. Bosley announced the news to students and celebrated with a dance party and popsicles. More celebrations will follow.
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