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Small classes and emphasis on service to local community make educational experience unique

November 19, 2018

We caught up with Martha Monson to talk about her experience attending Salem Area Catholic Schools.   Which Salem Area Catholic School(s) did you attend? St. Joseph (K-6th grade), Blanchet Catholic School (7th-12th grade)   What years did you attend? 1990-2003   When did you graduate? 2003   What is your current occupation? Physician (OBGYN, subspecialty…

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Blanchet ACT scores continue to outpace state averages

November 13, 2018

The ACT scores for 2018 for Blanchet Catholic School students continue to outperform the state averages, including a substantial difference in all areas and on the composite score. The maximum score on the ACT is 36 for each individual test and 36 for the composite, or average, of the four area tests. Highlights from this…

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Community celebrates Catholic education in Salem area

September 18, 2018

It was a beautiful fall day as the Salem area celebrated faith, family and fitness at the Bridge to Cross 5K and Family Fun Run held on September 9th. Two hundred participants took part in this year’s event, which took place at Salem’s Riverfront Park. “The Bridge to Cross is a yearly event, intended to start each…

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Bridge to Cross 5K and Family Fun Run September 9th

August 17, 2018

Come celebrate faith, family and fitness with the Catholic Schools of Salem at the Bridge to Cross 5K and Family Fun Run. The event will take place Sunday, September 9, 2018. The 5K begins at 2:00 PM and the Family Fun Run begins at 3:00 PM. The run is an out and back that begins at…

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Josie-Lynn “Gigi” Wolf has been named the new principal at St. Vincent de Paul and Sacred Heart Catholic Schools

August 6, 2018

Wolf was born and raised in the Philippines and attended Catholic schools from preschool to college. She moved to the U.S. in 1981 and married Dave Wolf, an alumnus of St. Vincent de Paul school, in 1988. They have three wonderful children who attended Salem area Catholic schools: David, Thomas, and Michelle. Upon receiving her…

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Study shows Catholic school students exhibit more self-discipline

July 23, 2018

In a recent study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, students in Catholic schools were found to demonstrate more self-discipline than their peers in public or other private schools. The study was a result of growing interest in improving student behavior and concern over classroom discipline. And while the development of self-discipline is influenced in…

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Salem Area Catholic Schools raising the bar for local education

June 29, 2018

Holistic approach to learning leads to academic success Salem Area Catholic Schools are raising the bar for students by providing a learning experience that combines academics with the Catholic faith, laying the groundwork for success both in and outside of the classroom. There are five Catholic schools serving the Salem area: Blanchet (6th-12th), Queen of…

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Catholic education an investment for a lifetime

June 16, 2018

Education is an investment in your child’s future, and choosing the right school is an important decision. Finding a school that fits your child’s needs will put them on the path for lifelong learning and lay the groundwork for success beyond the classroom. When choosing a school there are many factors to consider. Academic performance,…

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Compare to Salem Keizer School District's 72% graduation rate.


Compare to Salem Keizer School District's average of 30.


Percentage of graduates who go on to attend college.