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5 Unknown Facts About St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day heralds in spring with its richness in green, shamrocks, and a saint born in Ireland – or does it? Surprisingly, many of the “facts” you know about St. Patrick have been twisted throughout the centuries. The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orlando have information on St. Patrick for you to share…


5 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Day celebrates the Greek symbol “π,” which represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. This number is approximately 3.14159, so the 14th of March (3-14) has become a fun day for observing this small slice of math. The Diocese of Orlando’s best private schools in Orlando have several activities…


5 Ways to Instill Happiness and Independence in Your Child

The communication you have with your child can mean the difference between a strong sense of security and a need for ongoing parental dependence. Sometimes, it seems you are constantly telling your two-year-old “no,” and it is disheartening to both of you. The Diocese of Orlando presents the following ways to soften the blow of…


Physical Education Influences the Future of Your Child

Statistics are proving a frightening trend for today’s children; their lack of physical exercise and sedentary lifestyles are quite possibly going to cause them to be the first generation who will not outlive their parents. Catholic schools in Orlando believe in educating the complete child: mind, body, and spirit. To that end, our schools emphasize…


Celebrating Lent With Family

Easter is a season of rebirth, which means the days and weeks succeeding it mark growth in our faith as we await the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Ash Wednesday and all days of Lent are a time to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us and how we can become more like Him…


5 Key Factors in Choosing the Best School for Your Child

When making the decision of the perfect school for your child, it is crucial to consider more than just the school’s appearance or the online school ratings; you should also consider how well that school fits the needs of your child. The Diocese of Orlando has 12 of Orange County private schools, and many of…


Establishing a Home Library

Your middle schooler is finishing an important report due tomorrow. It’s already past nine in the evening, and she realizes she needs three book references. Thankfully, you have established a small reference library with classic books, a dictionary, and English usage guides. The report is finished on time, and your daughter’s grade is an A…


Creating the Best Study Space

For many students, homework may not be a generally entertaining activity. Children tend to put it off until the last minute or slip by with the least amount of work possible. Many times, the problem is more with the environment and less with the ability of the student. Read the following information brought to you…


Private School Parents are More Satisfied With Quality of Education

When parents are actively involved in choosing the Orlando private school that best matches the abilities of their child, they are generally more satisfied with that school. In a unique parent satisfaction survey comparing parents with children in private or charter schools with parents of children in public schools, it was found that the former…


School Spotlight: Annunciation Catholic Academy

As a leader in academics, Annunciation Catholic Academy is home to students in grades kindergarten through middle school. The school is located on the grounds of Annunciation Catholic Church and includes 22 classrooms in four buildings. Along with a standard classroom layout, each classroom also contains dedicated areas for independent projects and small group work.…