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PA CAPE supports and advocates quality nonpublic education for its affiliated schools.

PA's 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools

Congratulations to the following PA Schools awarded the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards!


Holy Family School — 221 Third Ave, Phoenixville, PA, 19460
St Genevieve School — 1237 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA, 19031
St Joan of Arc School — 329 W Areba Ave, Hershey, PA, 17033
St Mary Interparochial School — 440 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
St Philip Neri School — 3015 Chestnut St, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444

2016 Teacher & Administrator Award Winners!

The Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American Private Education (PACAPE) is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 PACAPE Private School Teacher, Administrator and School Awards. As the representative of approximately 85 percent of the students in private schools in Pennsylvania, PA-CAPE established the awards ceremony to elevate the status of private education in the eyes of the communities they serve as well as the Pennsylvania legislature. There were many excellent candidates nominated for these awards, all of whom provide an outstanding example of how Pennsylvania Private Schools are changing the lives of students both in and out of the classroom. We would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals for winning this year’s Teacher/Administrator Awards.

Sister Margaret Rose Adams - Early Education Administrator (Queen of Angels Regional School)
Barbara Williams - Primary Education Administrator (Lehigh Christian Academy)
Mark Stanton - Secondary Education Administrator (Salem Christian School)
Maureen Ludwig - Early Education Teacher (Good Shepherd Catholic School)
Melissa Feilke - Primary Education Teacher (Queen of Angels Regional School)
David Anderson - Secondary Education Teacher (Grace Prep School)
Patricia Eger - Story Award (Keystone Christian Academy)

These teachers and administrators have a personal testimony that reinforces the overall significance of private school educators and leaders; we congratulate and thank them for the impact they make in their classrooms, schools, and in the lives of each of their students.

Award Recipients and PA CAPE Leaders at the awards ceremony in Harrisburg on May 4th.

Front Row (L to R): Marie Conti (American Montessori Society), Barbara Williams, Sister Margaret Rose Adams, Melissa Feilke, Dr. David Hegedus (Association of Christian Schools International), Rabbi Ariel Sadwin (Agudath Israel)

Back Row (L to R): Mark Stanton, George Eger, Patricia Eger, David Anderson, Dr. D. Merle Skinner (PACAPE Coordinator), Sean McAlear (PA Catholic Conference)

Winner missing from photo: Maureen Ludwig

2016 Teacher & Administrator Award Finalists

Here are the top two finalists for each of our award categories. Winners will be posted tomorrow!

Despite budget fight, an effort focused on students

By N. Aaron Troodler

Pennsylvania has long been a pioneer in school choice, providing tax-credit programs that enable tens of thousands of low- and middle-income families to place their children in the most appropriate educational settings. But the state's budget stalemate threw these crucial programs into a dangerous limbo.

Representative Jim Christiana - 2016 School Choice Champion

Pennsylvania Council for American Private Education (PACAPE) will present the School Choice Champion Award to Representative Christiana on behalf of Pennsylvania private schools. The event will be held at the Willow Valley DoubleTree Resort in Lancaster on January 29 at 9 a.m. during the Association of Christian Schools International Northeast Regional Administrator Board Conference.

National School Choice Week 2016

Check out the following links to see how this year's school choice week went!

NSCW Update from Andrew Campanella

State by State Media Resources

2015 Teacher, Administrator, and Story Awards

2015 Teacher & Administrator Awards


2015 Teacher/Administrator Award Winners
Congratulations to this year's winners!

School Choice Week 2015 Highlights
To see highlights of this year's School Choice Week, visit the National School Choice Week website.

School Choice Week 2015 Highlights

To see highlights of this year's School Choice Week, visit the National School Choice Week website.

Senator Pileggi - School Choice Campion of the Year!

PACAPE Announces “PA School Choice Champion Legislator of the Year” at School Choice Week Event

LANCASTER, PA (January 30, 2015) – The Pennsylvania Council on American Private Education (PACAPE) presented its “PA School Choice Champion Legislator of the Year” Award to Pennsylvania Senator Dominic F. Pileggi (R-Chester) during National School Choice Week at a special ceremony planned for Thursday, January 29, 2015.


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