Today the 8,000 Catholic schools across the United States are regarded as a gift to the church and a gift to the nation. Catholic education goes back deep into U.S. history – to at least 1606. That year, expressing their desire “to teach children Christian doctrine, reading and writing,” the Franciscans opened a school in what’s now St. Augustine, Fla. U.S. Catholics faced the ongoing crisis of religious vocations, welcomed the invigorating contributions of Hispanics and other new arrivals, celebrated 2000 years of Christianity at the Millennium and reeled at the horrors of 9/11. But through it all, Catholic schools are there for their families, community, nation and church and they continue to be a gift to the church and a gift to the nation.

The Diocese of Orlando has a total of 42 schools in 8 of the 9 counties it covers. It is the second largest with five high schools, thirty-one elementary schools, one special education school, and five early childhood centers (see Early Childhood Catholic Education)

For an informational sheet about our schools please click HERE.

Brevard County

Ascension Catholic School
Divine Mercy Catholic School
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
Our Saviour Catholic School
St. Joseph Parish School
St. Mary Catholic School
St. Teresa Catholic School
Melbourne Central Catholic High School

Lake County

St. Paul Catholic School

Marion County

Blessed Trinity Catholic School
Trinity Catholic High School

Orange County

Good Shepherd Catholic School
Holy Family Catholic School
Morning Star School – Special Education
St. Andrew Catholic School
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School
St. James Cathedral School
St. John Vianney Catholic School
St. Margaret Mary Catholic School
Bishop Moore Catholic High School

Osceola County

Holy Redeemer Catholic School
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Polk County

Resurrection Catholic School
St. Anthony Catholic School
St. Joseph Catholic Academy
St. Joseph Catholic School
Santa Fe Catholic High School

Seminole County

All Souls Catholic School
Annunciation Catholic Academy
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School

Volusia County

Basilica School of St. Paul
Lourdes Academy
Sacred Heart Catholic School
St. Brendan Catholic School
St. Peter Catholic School
Father Lopez Catholic High School

Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award – Designation as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education is considered the highest honor that an American school can achieve.19 out of our 37 schools have received this award since 1985.

School Year 2009-2010

  • St. Andrew Catholic School, Orlando
School Year 2005-2006

  • St. James Cathedral School, Orlando
  • St. John Vianney Catholic School, Orlando
School Year 1993-1994

  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Palm Bay
School Year 2008-2009

  • Sacred Heart Catholic School, New Smyrna Beach
School Year 2004-2005

  • All Souls Catholic School, Sanford
  • Divine Mercy Catholic School, Merritt Island
  • Our Saviour Catholic School, Cocoa Beach
  • Resurrection Catholic School, Lakeland
  • St. Mary Catholic School, Rockledge
School Year 1990-1991

  • Melbourne Central Catholic High School, Melbourne
School Year 2007-2008

  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Orlando
School Year 2003-2004

  • Annunciation Catholic Academy, Altamonte Springs
  • Ascension Catholic School, Melbourne
  • Holy Name of Jesus School, Indialantic
School Year 1985-1986

  • Ascension Catholic School, Melbourne
School Year 2006-2007

  • Holy Family Catholic School, Orlando
  • Lourdes Academy, Daytona Beach
  • St. Joseph Parish School, Palm Bay
  • St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, Winter Park
  • St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, Altamonte Springs
School Year 2000-2001

  • Good Shepherd School, Orlando
  • Holy Name of Jesus School, Indialantic