For a long time, there has been a general misconception that children in Catholic schools are out performed by their peers in public schools.  Catholic school students are viewed, incorrectly, as being behind academically behind in math and reading.  However, if Covid has shown anything, it is has proved that Catholic schools have been doing it better than public schools and the proof is in the numbers:

  • On national and standardized tests, Catholic schools consistently outperform public and other private schools by as much as 20 percentage points.
  •  National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results for the Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessments show Catholic school students were “at or above proficient” scoring 60 percent and public schools scoring 40 percent. In basic overall achievement, Catholic schools stand at 93 percent and public schools at 83 percent.
  •  NAEP results of twelfth-grade students performing at or above proficiency in reading and math are, respectively, Catholic school seniors perform at 63 percent compared to public school seniors at 37 percent; and Catholic school seniors at 48 percent compared to 25 percent for public school seniors.
  • Catholic schools are 37 of the 50 private and religious schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon schools in 2017. 
  • Catholic schools graduate 99.3 percent of their high school seniors compared to 82 percent in public schools; 86 percent of those Catholic high school graduates go on to four-year colleges and universities.

Blessed Trinty Academy is a preschool through 8th grade Catholic school located in Glenshaw, PA. We offer unique and dynamic learning environments that engage students and encourage them to become confident and responsible adults. If you are interested in learning more about how a Catholic education can benefit your child, regardless of your religious denomination, contact Blessed Trinity Academy at or visit our website at

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