The Journal of Catholic Education (formerly Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice), is currently managed and edited by the University of Notre Dame and digitally hosted by Loyola Marymount University. We are an open access journal representing Catholic colleges and universities, Catholic education leaders, and scholars from a variety of disciplines who are collectively committed to contributing research and encouraging best practice in Catholic elementary, secondary, and higher education by advancing the field of Catholic educational research.


The Journal of Catholic Education is a refereed, open access, online journal that promotes and disseminates scholarship about the purposes, practices, and issues in Catholic education at all levels.

Governing Board

  • Boston College
  • Creighton University
  • DePaul University
  • Fordham University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco

Current Issue: Volume 26, Issue 2 (2023)


Welcome to the latest issue of the Journal of Catholic Education. We are thrilled to showcase the important scholarship contained in the following articles. We have six feature articles, including explorations of inner-city Catholic school data, STEM-focused schools, and an article on transgender students in Catholic schools. This issue also includes two Education in Practice articles about the role of homework and analysis of a whole-school STREAM project. We are actively soliciting articles for our next issue, and also welcome proposals for upcoming focus sections or special issues on topics of interest to the field of Catholic education. We are also refining our call for Education in Practice, as we clarify the intent and scope of this section for future issues. Please feel free to contact our editors with any questions or to discuss research ideas.



Tracking the Legacy of "Inner-City" Catholic Schools: An Analysis of U.S. Elementary Catholic School Organizational and Demographic Data
Andrew F. Miller, Annie Smith, Kierstin M. Giunco, Audrey A. Friedman, Myra Rosen-Reynoso, and Charles T. Cownie III

Education in Practice Articles


STREAMing with Butterflies: A Whole School STREAM Project
Carey L. Averill and Janet M. Herrelko