The Honor Roll is an independent project of the Acton
Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty, an international
research and educational organization based in Grand Rapids, Mich. A
national advisory board composed of Catholic college presidents and noted
Catholic scholars makes the selections. For more on Acton, please
go to www.acton.org.
The Catholic High School Honor Roll recognizes
the top 50 high schools in the nation that excel
in the areas of academics, Catholic identity, and civic education.
Gateway Executive Director Larry Hofstetter acknowledged the outstanding performances by
both students and staff in obtaining the Acton award.
Academy is located in Chesterfield, Missouri, and is celebrating 15
years of educational leadership. Gateway Academy was founded by a
lay board of directors and implements the educational philosophy of
the Legionaries of Christ. Currently, over 170 schools, 30 institutes
of higher education and 15 universities throughout the world, implement
the same philosophy of education as Gateway, educating over 115,000
For The Highlands School, this was the second year
making the honor roll. In addition, The Highlands was chosen
as a “Category Leader” in the area of civic education.
A list of the top 50 schools, along with lists
of the top 25 schools in each category, please go
“I am grateful that we have been
recognized once again by the Catholic High School Honor Roll
as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in
the United States. I congratulate the teachers, staff, students and
parents for their hard work and commitment to Catholic education.
Our mission is to form integral Christian leaders and this
award verifies that we are among the best in the
nation for combining Catholic identity with academic excellence and civic
education.” Michelle Reiff, principal of The Highlands School, stated.
School, operated by the Legionaries of Christ (www.legionofchrist.org) is
located in Irving, next door to the University of Dallas