About Us

Our Mission

Polk County Private Schools, serving Lakeland and Winter Haven, in the Diocese of Orlando provides an environment which challenges students to be creative and think critically by integrating compassionate service, moral leadership, and faith to create a more benevolent and just world.

Our Purpose

At our Polk County Private Schools, we understand that education and learning can be a challenge. Within our schools, we foster an environment of high expectations, effective discipline, and an atmosphere of care that allows the community within the school to come together to assist each child in their own personal growth to reach their fullest potential.

In the Diocese of Orlando:

  • Our Polk County private school students score well above the national and state averages on standardized tests.
  • 98% of our seniors went to college this year, having earned more than $25 million in scholarships.
  • Our schools give students a high level of individualized attention. This commitment is reinforced with programs for advanced students and also those requiring tutoring.
  • 19 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orlando are Blue Ribbon schools as designated by the U.S. Department of Education. Schools selected for this prestigious award display excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement and parental involvement.

View our Office of Catholic Schools annual reports and learn more about our schools within the Diocese of Orlando:

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

2014-2015 Annual Report

Our Vision

Polk County Catholic Schools

Polk County Private Schools, serving Lakeland and Winter Haven, have small class sizes, classrooms full of technology, and a variety of enriching activities to inspire our students to thrive in excellence. Catholic education and faith formation supplement the strong curriculum by instilling the values of tolerance and social justice in students.

Our Beliefs

Polk County Catholic Schools

Our Polk County Private Schools provide a nurturing environment that is safe for students to find their special talents and faith within our dynamic community. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to have a Catholic education.