St. Thomas More Preparatory School and Salesianum School have each been named one

of the country’s 50 best Catholic High Schools by the Catholic High School Honor Roll for 2009.


St. Thomas More Preparatory School and Salesianum School have each been named one
of the country’s 50 best Catholic High Schools by the Catholic High School Honor Roll for 2009.

Salesianum has received this recognition four times.

“For both of these schools to be recognized again by the Catholic High School Honor Roll is a tremendous honor shared by the entire Delaware educational community,” said Fr. William McCandless, OSFS, Salesianum’s principal.

This is second time St. Thomas More has been honored.

“To be counted among the best at what we do is a testament to hard work and dedication of both school’s faculty, staff and administrations,” said Mr. David McKenzie, principal of St. Thomas More.

The Saint Thomas More Community will celebrate the honor with Bishop Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, in a Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The Salesianum School community will celebrate the honor at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 with an all school assembly. The Very Rev. James Greenfield, OSFS, Provincial of the Wilmington/Philadelphia Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, will be in attendance.

The primary goal of the Catholic High School Honor Roll is to encourage schools to educate their students as effectively as possible, in a way that integrates Catholic faith and prepares students for active engagement in the world. Schools are evaluated on their levels of quality in academics, Catholic identity, and civic education.