Polk County’s five Catholic schools system extends the entire county. Your local Catholic school is ready to provide your child with a well-rounded, challenging academic education in a faith-filled and caring environment.
We believe the opportunity for a Catholic education should be available to all those who seek it. Contact your community’s Catholic school for a personal tour or for more information about how your child can excel with a Catholic education.
Santa Fe Catholic High School
PH: (863) 665-4188
Over half a century ago, Santa Fe Catholic High School became Polk County’s first and only Catholic high school. Though Santa Fe Catholic High School is a Catholic educational institution, families of all faiths find the school has not only an outstanding academic program, but also a very solid foundation of religious education and values. Santa Fe students consistently score higher than the Florida average in standardized tests. On average, 98% of graduates are accepted into college and over 75% percent receive Florida Bright Futures Scholarships.
St Joseph Catholic School – Winter Haven
St. Joseph Catholic School has offered Catholic education with strong academics for over 50 years to the Winter Haven area. This legacy of academic excellence, from Pre-K through 8th grade, continues with our strong curriculum and dynamic teaching faculty. Since 2004, there have been 22 valedictorian/salutatorians in Polk County High Schools that had been graduates from St. Joseph Catholic School. Success like theirs is not the exception, but an example of the formation of St. Joseph students. Students enjoy a rich foundation of Catholic faith through academic instruction as well as opportunities to put their faith into action.
Resurrection Catholic School
PH: (863) 644-3931
Resurrection Catholic School is a Catholic private school for grades PreK through 8 located in Lakeland, Florida. With a strong focus on academic excellence, spiritual development and service to others, RCS strives to nurture and develop students to their fullest potential. Located on a 20 acre residential parish campus, Resurrection is dedicated to maintaining a safe and caring Christian community in which every child’s gifts are identified, nurtured and celebrated. We are the only U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School in Lakeland and one of only three Blue Ribbon schools in Polk County.
St. Anthony Catholic School
PH: (863) 858-8047
St. Anthony Catholic School is a Pre-K3 through 8th elementary school accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) which is recognized by the Sunshine State Standards for Education. Located in North Lakeland, St. Anthony forms part of the St. Anthony Catholic Church community sharing the campus with the parish. At Saint Anthony Catholic School, we participate in the State funded Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program. We offer outstanding prekindergarten education in a safe, faith based environment.
St. Joseph Academy
PH: (863) 686-6415
In the heart of downtown Lakeland, you will find St. Joseph Academy. Just up the road from Florida Southern College, this parochial coeducational elementary school has been fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference since 1973. The most recent re-accreditation occurred during the 2018-2019 school year. Since 1960, St. Joseph’s Academy has been a feeder school for Santa Fe Catholic High School.