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For all the reasons you choose a school, Catholic schools lead.

The mission of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Venice is to offer a superb education infused with Catholic values, teachings and traditions.  The success of that mission is evident in all the ways in which Catholic schools in the Diocese lead:

  • Leading in strong Catholic identity in an atmosphere that supports prayer, sacramental reception, moral development, service in response to the Gospel, and advanced knowledge of the of Catholic faith, shown through high ACRE test scores (Assessment of Catechesis and Religious Education).
  • Leading in Standardized test scores, with (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) in the top quartile in the country.
  • Leading in teaching the whole person, with enhanced offerings in the arts, music, foreign languages, and athletics.
  • Leading in the use of current technologies for teaching and learning.
  • Leading in offering a nurturing yet challenging environment, a rigorous curriculum, high expectations of student performance and behavior, and leadership training.
  • Leading in recognition: four schools are recognized as “Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.”
  • Leading through outstanding ACT scores (average 23.5) and SAT scores (average 519 verbal, 514 math).
  • Leading with a 100% graduation rate and 97% college attendance rate, with the remaining 3% entering the military or work force. 
  • Leading in college scholarship awards (on average, three times the dollar amount of that of public school counterparts).


Find a Diocesan Catholic School

Scholarships available! Contact your local Catholic school to learn more.

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List of Diocesan Catholic Schools

High Schools:

Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School (Sarasota)

Bishop Verot Catholic High School (Fort Myers)

St. John Neumann Catholic High School (Naples)


Elementary Schools:

St. Joseph School (Bradenton)

St. Martha School (Sarasota)

Incarnation School (Sarasota)

Epiphany Cathedral School (Venice)

St. Catherine Catholic School (Sebring)

St. Charles Borromeo School (Port Charlotte)

St. Andrew School (Cape Coral)

St. Francis Xavier School (Fort Myers)

St. Elizabeth Seton School (Naples)

St. Ann School (Naples)


Special Needs:

St. Mary Academy (Sarasota)


Adult Education:

Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation

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