Welcome to St. Raphael Catholic School!

Current students should be working on their summer homework. If you have forgotten what you were asked to complete just click under the summer packet and scroll through until you find your grade.

We currently have limited spots available in first grade and seventh grade. Please contact the school office for more information.

Mark your calendars for the first day of school Monday, August 18th. This will be an early dismissal day (12:00). It will be here before you know it.

About

Mission Statement

Christ is the cornerstone of St. Raphael Catholic School, where we empower all to strive for academic excellence, provide faith-filled service to others, reflect Catholic values, and become responsible leaders of the Church and community.

Our Beliefs

  • Each student is a unique child of God in his or her social, emotional and academic needs.
  • Families create the foundation of academic and faith formation.
  • We expand our Catholic identity, values, spiritual growth and social justice.
  • Students become the Living Presence of Jesus to others by participating in liturgies, devotions, and Catholic traditions.
  • Students should demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Our learning environment cultivates individual responsibility and accountability.
  • We create an emotionally and physically safe environment based on mutual respect and cooperation.
  • We promote physical well-being through a healthy lifestyle.
  • Students have the opportunity to experience, develop and apply leadership skills. We encourage each student to become a life-long learner.

 

Academics

                                           


                                         ACADEMICS
Students at St. Raphael Catholic School have consistently scored above the national and state averages of other students on standardized tests.  School-wide averages in reading, language arts, math and other cores subjects are consistently 1-4 years above grade level.  Our augmented curriculum which includes advanced math and science courses at the middle school level, Accelerated Math, and the Scholastic Reading Counts Program leads many of our graduates to success in International Baccalaureate (IB) and other advanced placement programs in both private and public high schools.

All students have the opportunity to participate in the Sunshine State Reading program, Scholastic Reading Counts and Accelerated Math program. They also may be involved in local academic competitions including the Spanish and math brain bowls at St. Petersburg Catholic High School and the National Geography Bee.  An advanced math program is available for students in our middle school.  This program includes intensive Algebra 1 as part of our mathematics curriculum for students who qualify.  Students in the advanced math program are also in the accelerated science class.
Our school is technologically enhanced with a full computer lab, 2-4 computers in every classroom, and projectors with interactive boards which provide students with a high level of technology. 

Our guidance and resource programs provide assistance to students who have specific needs both academically and socially.  The comprehensive guidance program includes small group and individual counseling.  With our resource teacher, students work in small groups or alone to obtain the support they require to be successful.

St. Raphael strives to provide a well rounded Christ centered curriculum to all children!

 

Admissions

Welcome to St. Raphael Catholic School!

St. Raphael Catholic School is a faith-filled parish school that provides a Christ-centered learning environment dedicated to developing the unique qualities of each student. We provide an emotionally and physically safe environment where mutual respect and cooperation are a priority. The administration, faculty, and staff work in partnership with parents to build a solid foundation that helps each student develop to his or her fullest potential. In our school the unique qualities of each student are recognized. Children are encouraged to be life-long learners, and are taught to be active Christian leaders throughout their lives.

Catholic values and teachings are fully integrated throughout the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight curriculum. Religion classes are taught daily and our classes attend weekly liturgy. Our fully accredited program includes a full range of traditional academic instruction complemented by art, music, technology, foreign language, physical education, and competitive athletic programs. Students who graduate from St. Raphael Catholic School excel at area high schools. We are proud of our many successes and warmly invite you to consider learning more about us.

Please call 727-821-9663 to schedule a school tour to discover if St. Raphael is the educational community for your child and you - we look forward to meeting your family!

Yours in Christ,

Kathy Bogataj

Principal

 

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Each student is a unique child of God in his or her social, emotional and academic needs.

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We expand our Catholic identity, values, spiritual growth and social justice.

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We promote physical well-being through a healthy lifestyle.

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Our learning environment cultivates individual responsibility and accountability.

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