School is back in session at Father Lopez Catholic High School, and school officials are
proclaiming this to be another record-setting year. This year’s unofficial opening day count of
485 students edges the previous mark of 483 that was set in 2014.
According to the school’s president, Dr. Michael Coury, the enrollment at Father Lopez has
steadily climbed since the school moved in 2008 to its sprawling new campus on LPGA
Boulevard. During the last year of operation at the original campus on Madison Avenue,
enrollment had dipped to 269 students. It has increased by more than 80 percent since the
relocation to the new campus.
“There is no doubt that our attractive campus and state-of-the-art facilities have played a
significant role in our growth,” noted Coury. “However, bricks and mortar alone do not make
any school outstanding. Rather, the successes that students experience once they get here are
what really drives family decisions to make Father Lopez their school-of-choice.”
Founded in 1959, Father Lopez Catholic High School enrolls students from 50 different zip code
areas in Daytona Beach and surrounding communities in Volusia, Flagler and Seminole counties.
Cultural diversity is enhanced with the addition of international students from ten other
countries. All students experience a rigorous college-preparatory program of studies offered in a
faith-filled environment. Lopez educators partner with parents, the first teachers of their children,
to share values, doctrine and knowledge. Working together to develop spiritual, physical and
moral gifts through academic excellence, Father Lopez helps students to discover their full