Saint Philip Preparatory School, a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School
THE NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM RECOGNIZING GREAT AMERICAN SCHOOLS SINCE 1982
Founded in 1982, the U. S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ academic achievement. A National Blue Ribbon Schools flag overhead has become a mark of excellence in education recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities. Since the program’s founding, the U. S. Department of Education has bestowed this coveted award on only 7,000 of America’s schools.