Archbishop Visits Howard County Catholic Schools on First Day

Archbishop William E. Lori, and Dr. Barbara Edmondson, Superintendent of Schools, will greet students and their families at St. Louis School in Clarksville, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ellicott City and St. Augustine School in Elkridge on Monday, August 29th to celebrate the start of the new school year.

At 8:30 a.m. they will arrive at St. Louis School for the inauguration of the Louis IX program-a program which will make possible a Catholic education for students with special needs. Through a partnership with the Catholic Coalition for Special Education, St. Louis School will welcome two students with Down syndrome for the 2016-2017 school year.


Monday, August 29, 2016
8:30 a.m.


St. Louis School
12500 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
4801 Ilchester Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043

St. Augustine School
5990 Old Washington Rd.
Elkridge, MD 21075

About Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore

• Of the 18 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore designated as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, 11 have received the designation since 2008
• Catholic elementary school students score in the top fourth nationally on standardized tests; and Catholic middle school students score in the top third on standardized tests in Reading and Math
• 99% of students graduate high school

For more information, please contact Lauren Robinson, Office of Communications, at (410) 547-5369,

Sean Caine

Sean Caine is Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Communications