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Private Versus Public: The Ultimate School Debate

The debate between whether a private school or a public school is superior has been keeping educators and parents discussing the merits of either institution for decades. A Harris Interactive poll in 2009 found that 25% of parents with school-aged children are considering switching to a public school from either another public school or a…


Preparing for Standardized Testing

Every spring, our students take the IOWA Assessment Test (formerly known as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills/ITBS), a nationally standardized achievement test for K-12 students. These tests are meant to offer a glimpse on how our students are grasping the lessons taught to them, as a whole and as individuals. We are proud that…


6 Ways to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today’s students were not as attuned to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as their parents or grandparents, many of whom remember Dr. King’s fiery speeches from their childhood. His assassination in 1968 saddened the entire country and brought racial differences to a head. The following information from the Diocese of Orlando will help parents of…


School Spotlight: Good Shepherd Catholic School

Good Shepherd Catholic School in the Diocese of Orlando has been educating children since 1956 when the first classes were held within the church. The school’s motto, “Let it be known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen but ever-present teacher in its classes, the model of…


Morning Star Catholic in the News

On Dec. 7, Bishop Noonan blessed and dedicated the Sisters’ House at Morning Star Catholic School, which will serve as a transition home where young adults with special needs will learn everyday living skills. The program was recently featured in a blog about how public policy and funding are beginning to recognize the need to…


Why Parents Choose Orlando Catholic Schools

Many parents realize a Catholic education from the Diocese of Orlando is more than learning to read, write, add, and subtract. Students learn kindness, respect, compassion, and are given a strong religious education. Teachers in Catholic schools in Orlando instruct the mind, body, and spirit of each student. Their teachers understand the importance of graduating…


Private Schools Orlando

Many people are under the assumption that private schools are attended by students from elite families with wealthy backgrounds. Surprisingly, the mix of students from different socioeconomic backgrounds in private schools is sometimes more pronounced than in traditional public schools. Families have discovered a wealth of information from the Diocese of Orlando on the available…


Help Your Child Create New Year’s Goals

Most adults participate in the age-old challenge of setting goals for the new year. Children, on the other hand, seem to be exempt from this ritual. Whether your goal is to improve your health, strengthen your faith, or travel the world, keep in mind that your children should also set goals. Studies have found that…


Staying Motivated During Mid-Trimester

The Diocese of Orlando’s Catholic school students have a much anticipated two-week break for the Christmas holidays. This break is a fantastic opportunity for students to relax and occupy their thoughts with vacations, visiting family members, eating turkey and dressing, and exercising outside in the much cooler winter weather. When the Catholic schools in Orlando…


Orlando Catholic Diocese Winter Sport Leagues

Schools in the Diocese of Orlando believe participating in school sports is an integral part of a complete education of the mind, body, and spirit. Sports offer students the opportunity to exercise, develop lasting friendships, work with others, experience the euphoria of a game well played, prove their skills outside the classroom, and better understand…