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 2018 Science and Engineering Fair winners, as well as the 16 students moving on to the Polk Regional.

The Campus
Located on the 20-acre grounds on the Church of the Resurrection Parish, RCS offers an impressive campus that includes a state-of-the-art science lab, multiple outdoor recreational fields, and 27 classrooms outfitted with computerized SmartBoards.

Safety Comes First
RCS is dedicated to establishing a secure learning environment. The entire campus is fenced, and building entry is permitted only through computerized key card access. All faculty members are screened and fingerprinted prior to employment and routinely after, and student pick-up and drop-off is thoroughly monitored and controlled.

RCS first graders visited Sweetwater Organic Community Farm in Tampa to kick off their STREAM unit about plants and animals. Students learned about environmentally-friendly farming practices such as composting, growing herbal medicines like aloe, and pots that will decompose in the soil.

Blue Ribbon School
Resurrection Catholic School is the only U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School in Lakeland and one of only three Blue Ribbon schools in Polk County.

Exceptional STREAM Program
RCS is passionate about offering students a rigorous and comprehensive STREAM program. From the kindergarten online rainforest research through middle-school powerpoint presentations and science fair data analysis, our students gain expertise in a wide variety of modern technology.

Fourth graders create constellations using hammers, nails, wood, and yard. They used their Chromebooks to follow the pattern of their chosen constellation.

Preschoolers build houses like the Three Little Pigs did (with magnets, straws, and popsicle sticks) and also learn about the basics of computer coding by playing with the Code-A-Pillar. Our kindergarten classes harvest fresh vegetables from the kindergarten garden, where they plant and tend to their crops, for snack time. First graders build castles from a variety of mediums, including Legos and reusable cups. Second graders create and test different shaped seed pods to explore how seeds fly, and third graders build “levitation stations” with magnets.

In fourth and fifth grade, students dissect owl pellets, experience hands-on computer animation, and design constellations using hammers, nails, wood, and yarn, utilizing Chromebooks to ensure they correctly imitate their constellation of choice. During the 2018 STREAM Day, middle school students were challenged to collaborate and establish a new settlement on a planet. They worked in groups creating water towers, building planes and rockets that would carry them, and creating gardens to sustain them.

Extracurricular Activities
Students can participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities and clubs, which include music, honor societies, the school news, yearbook, service clubs, and robotics and coding. We encourage students to get involved in intramural and competitive sports programs and are proud to offer flag football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, golf, cheerleading, and more.

Individualized Focus
RCS offers differentiated learning programs that include specialized individual and group tutoring, skill development, and other resources for students with academic needs. Teachers get to know each individual student’s strengths and weaknesses and encourage them to persevere through challenges.

At private schools in Lakeland, FL, we foster an atmosphere of care and an environment of high expectations and effective discipline. To learn more about what makes us different, contact us at 407-246-4800.