CAPE is a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools. There are over 33,000 private schools in the United States; one in four is a private school. More than five million students attend them. CAPE member organizations represent more than 80 percent of private school enrollment in the United States.
JSN’s first official meeting as a CAPE member coincided with CAPE’s visit to the US Department of Education and a meeting with Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education. (About half the people in the photo are national CAPE members; others are from state affiliates.)
Belonging to CAPE is a great opportunity for JSN to learn from others and enter into dialogue with other religious and private school systems about education.