We're a 2008 and 2014 Blue Ribbon School

In the fall of 2014, Saint Brigid of Kildare School was named a National Blue Ribbon School for the second time. Saint Brigid of Kildare is the only school in the entire state of Ohio to receive a second award in the last ten years. Saint Brigid of Kildare has received the award in the high-performing schools category, which includes schools that have achieved among the highest scores in both reading and math as measured by state or national standard tests in the most recent year tested, regardless of student demographics.

See below to learn more about the award and how we celebrated our success.

Blue Ribbon School Cinch Sack Challenge

Students: take your new Saint Brigid of Kildare Blue Ribbon School cinch sack with you as a Disciple on a Journey for the rest of the school year!

Each place you visit, take a photo proudly holding up your Blue Ribbon School cinch sack. Let’s see how far our Blue Ribbon School travels!

Then have your parents email the photo to awing@cdeducation.org. On our website we’ll showcase our photos and Blue Ribbon bags that have traveled all over the world.

 Hover over the image and click the left and right arrows to scroll through the photo album, or click the photo to be taken to the full-screen album.

Whole School Blue Ribbon Shuffle

On Friday, November 14, the whole school celebrate the National Blue Ribbon School award by having a surprise dance party! Kindergarten through 8th grade students came together in the gym to perform the "Blue Ribbon Shuffle." Watch the video below of the school's performance!


More Photos of Our Celebrations

Click the image below to view the photo album with more photos from the Blue Ribbon School celebrations.


 Click here to read the offical press release about the 2014 award.


Fun Facts about Blue Ribbon Schools

  •  Across the nation, 337 schools were named Blue Ribbon Schools this year. Fifteen are from the state of Ohio, and only one other school is located in Franklin County.
  • Of the 337 schools named Blue Ribbon Schools this year, fifty are parochial/private schools. Each year, the US Department of Education accepts the top 50 private school nominations through the Council for American Private Education.
  • Saint Brigid of Kildare School is the ONLY school in the state of Ohio to earn the Blue Ribbon School award two times between 2003-2014.
  • The 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools application required data analyses including student body demographics, mobility rate, student-teacher ratios, and daily student attendance over a five year period. Terra Nova scores over a five year period were also reported for six grade levels utilizing twelve data tables.
  • Only 58 schools in the US have earned the Blue Ribbon School Award multiple times starting in 2003.
  • Only 35 schools in the US have earned the Blue Ribbon School Award twice in the ten year award period of 2005-2014.
  • Only 18 schools in the US have earned the Blue Ribbon School Award twice in any six year period since 2003.