School Spotlight

Spotlight on St. Joseph Academy

St. Joseph Academy is celebrating 80 years of providing a world-class education. As a Christ-centered Catholic community rooted in faith, we utilize a relevant and rigorous curriculum to encourage students to strive for academic excellence and use their God-given gifts to change the world. Academics Our instructors provide activities and curriculum that are appropriate to […]

Spotlight on Santa Fe

Since 1961, Santa Fe Catholic High School has offered a program of college preparatory studies encompassing values grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We educate today’s students with the same degree of excellence that has been our trademark for over 50 years. Through outstanding academic, spiritual, athletic, artistic, extracurricular, and service programs, we help […]

Spotlight on Resurrection

At Resurrection Catholic School, a private school in Lakeland, FL, students take advantage of real-world learning opportunities to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through a Christ-centered education and active, intercultural experiences, students grow into respectful, compassionate leaders who make the world a better place. The Campus Located on the 20-acre grounds on the […]

Catholic Schools Week

Private schools in Lakeland, FL are so excited to kick off Catholic Schools Week! Take a look at our incredible schools and what we have to offer. Resurrection Catholic School Open House Dates: Sunday, January 27 from 9:00-noon Tuesday, January 29 8:30-10am Did You Know? Located on the 20-acre grounds on the Church of the […]

Principal Spotlight: Tammi Haas

In seventh grade, Tammi Haas’s geography teacher stopped her in the hallway to suggest that she consider running for student government secretary. Little did she know this would “launch the leadership opportunities that [she] followed throughout high school and well into college.” In that moment, Haas’s geography teacher set her on the path to her […]

Principal Spotlight: Deborah Schwope

Deborah Schwope has been an educator for 31 years, first as a teacher, where her leadership skills got her noticed by administration. Mrs. Schwope likes to joke that she was “born in charge.” Always able to see the “big picture,” Mrs. Schwope was genuinely surprised when her principal approached her about becoming an administrator. But […]

School Spotlight: St. Anthony Catholic School

St. Anthony Catholic School in Lakeland, Florida is a strong part of the Diocese of Orlando’s Catholic schools in Polk County. With a mission to build a solid faith foundation along with academic excellence and for every child to enter into God’s Kingdom, St. Anthony’s is committed to educating the whole child: mentally, physically, and […]

Polk County Catholic Schools

St. Joseph Academy was founded as a Catholic school in Polk County in 1938 under the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, New York. In 1987, the nuns handed the reigns to the lay administrators, who took over the duties of caring for students. St. Joseph Academy accepts students from pre-K through 8th grade. These students are […]

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 […]