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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.…


6 Valentine’s Day Activities for You and Your Children

Your young child undoubtedly views Valentine’s Day with anticipation because of the heart-shaped boxes of candy and cuddly stuffed animals traditionally given as gifts. Make this year’s Valentine’s Day even more special by sharing a story about the original St. Valentine, showing why love and cards are given to those we care about. The best…


Four Reasons to Play a Musical Instrument

Learning to play an instrument, whether it is a piano or a trumpet, is an excellent method to help your child in school. The benefits swell beyond simply learning how to read music, though. Playing an instrument stimulates almost the entire brain and leads to long-lasting positive benefits in learning. The Diocese of Orlando’s Catholic…


Making Friends: How to Intervene if your Child Needs Help

You watch the boy in the house across the street as he traces his scooter around piles of moving boxes in the driveway. It’s obvious he is bored and he looks about the same age as your son. How can you entice your son, who seems to be afraid to make friends, to approach his…