School Spotlight: St. Mary Magdalen

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, one of the best Orlando Private Schools in the Diocese of Orlando, offers a fantastic environment of Christ-centered education that prepares students for life by developing the academic, spiritual, social, and physical aspects of education.  

St. Mary Magdalen offers more than the traditional reading, writing, and arithmetic for its elementary and middle school students. Students are engaged in an abundance of enrichment activities, such as fine arts (including music, drama, art, and art history), technology, broadcasting, a foreign language program in Spanish, sports (non-competitive physical education as well as competitive team sports), and a gifted program. All of these courses and programs are taught with an emphasis on Gospel values and faith as students learn to work with the community spirit to serve others.

The CAPS Program
Every student learns differently, and St. Mary Magdalen understands the need for supplemental programs, such as CAPS. CAPS is a gifted program designed for students in 3rd through 7th grade who “demonstrate abilities above regular class curricula.”

Building Esteem in Students Today (BEST)
During homeroom, teachers meet with students and emphasize Building Esteem in Students Today (BEST) principles to help students recognize their worth. Weekly developmental guidance teaches problem-solving, empathy, and anger management, all of which can be a struggle for many students.

Spreading the Gospel Message of Love
Community is strong within the school and parish. Students “buddy up” in a program where 8th graders build relationships with kindergartners, and 7th graders assist PreK–4 students. This camaraderie gives the younger students a mentor, and the older students learn patience, caring, and modeling good behavior.

Outside of the school, students participate in the Love Circle, an intergenerational program that gives students the opportunity to meet with elderly members of the Diocese of Orlando’s parish. These joyous visits leave everyone smiling. Living Gospel Values is another outreach program that builds awareness of the local and global needs in society and responds to those needs when possible. All these programs work toward St. Mary Magdalen’s mission of spreading the Gospel message of love.

For more than 50 years, Orlando Private Schools have been helping children grow to their fullest potential and become leaders within their communities. We offer unique and dynamic learning environments that engage students and encourage them to become confident and responsible adults. To learn more about what makes us different, contact us today.