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How Tuition Assistance Can Give Your Child An Opportunity to Excel Academically

Research proves that Catholic schools deliver several advantages over public schools, including higher academic achievement, higher graduation rates for Latino and African American students, greater achievement gains for at-risk students, and higher earnings after graduation than their public school-educated peers. It seems almost all students would benefit from a strong Polk County private school education, […]


Interactive Breakout Session Begins Santa Fe’s School Year

Many schools assign summer reading for their students with an exam on the concepts learned from their readings near the beginning of the new school year. Polk County Catholic high school, Santa Fe Catholic High School, has taken a unique approach to their summer reading program by presenting students with a hands-on, critical thinking, task-based […]


School Spotlight: Santa Fe Catholic High School

The Diocese of Orlando has five high schools with Santa Fe Catholic High School as the only Polk County Catholic school located in Lakeland, FL. Santa Fe Catholic High School opened its doors in 1961 and has grown in size and student population. Students in grades 9-12 are taught to rigorous standards as they learn […]


3 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Picture Day

In your mind, you clearly visualize the school picture of your son or daughter: a neatly dressed child with a beautiful smile and perfectly coiffed hair. The portrait of your dreams will be prominently placed in your home and the homes of grandparents and other relatives. Then, the proofs arrive and you realize your expectations […]


5 Academic Benefits of Catholic Schools in Polk County

Catholic school students in Polk County have several educational advantages over other areas, in part because of 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. The Catholic Diocese of Orlando contains over 40 Catholic schools serving […]


7 Tips to Prepare for the New School Year

The new school year is upon us. Because the lazy days of summer changed eating and sleeping routines, many children may find it challenging to function the first few weeks as they enter schools in Polk County. The Catholic Diocese of Orlando has preparation tips for you and your children to ease into the school […]