In an announcement this week, Plano’s Prince of Peace Catholic School was one of 53 private schools nationwide named as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School.
Every year, the U.S. Secretary of Education recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on their academic excellence and progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
This year, three private schools from Texas were chosen: St. Theresa Catholic School in Austin, Saint Laurence Catholic School in Sugar Land and Prince of Peace Catholic School in Plano.
Prince of Peace was nominated in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category, which it has won three times in 2006, 2016 and 2023. (Schools are prohibited from applying for five years after winning.)