Civic Spirit Schools

Civic Spirit began in 2018 as a coalition of 13 Jewish and Catholic independent schools in the New York Metropolitan area, who are committed to teaching civic virtues and building civic leadership in their educational communities. Each of these schools draws on the ethical foundations of religious schooling as a starting point for the cultivation of a renewed sense of civic responsibility.

This pioneering cohort of 14 Civic Spirit schools and Civic Spirit Directors have been the backbone of Civic Spirit, creating innovative ways to foster civic belonging, knowledge, and responsibility in school settings integrating the unique assets and culture of each school. Furthermore, our dynamic network ensures opportunity for educators and students to build fellowship and practice civil discourse and problem-solving across diverse school systems.

Today, we work with 23 middle and high schools rooted in multiple faith traditions and located all throughout the United States, and our network continues to grow.

If you or your school is interested in becoming a member of the Civic Spirit community, please contact:

Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School
La Salle Academy
De La Salle Academy
Luria Academy
SAR Academy
Shalhevet High School
St. Jean Baptiste High School
St. Joseph High School
St. Peter's High School
The Heschel School
The Frisch School
The Ramaz School
Yeshiva University High School for Boys
Yeshiva University High School for Girls
Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls

And more schools to come!