Five Catholic grade schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools, the U.S. Department of Education announced Sept. 26.

The schools of excellence, their enrollment and their principals include:

Cardinal John Foley Regional Catholic School, 300 East Eagle Road in Havertown, Delaware County; Principal Mary Ann DeAngelo; 415 students;

Mary, Mother of the Redeemer School, 1321 Upper State Road in North Wales, Montgomery County; Principal Denise Green Judge; 568 students;

St. Pius X School, 204 Lawrence Road in Broomall, Delaware County; Principal, Sister Kathleen Touey, I.H.M.; 382 students;

St. Thomas the Apostle School, 420 Valleybrook Road in Glen Mills, Delaware County; Principal John Keeley; 354 students;

SS. Colman-John Neumann School, 372 Highland Lane in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County; Principal Cathleen Lamberto, 274 students.

All the schools were listed in the “exemplary high performing schools” category.

The five parochial and regional Catholic schools were the only non-public schools named as Blue Ribbon winners among the 14 awarded elementary schools in Pennsylvania.

The Department of Education named a total of 362 Blue Ribbon schools nationwide this year in its annual program.

The awards ceremony for honored schools will be held Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C.

Watch soon for more details on these schools.