St. Raphael Catholic School

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.


St. Raphael Catholic School is a parish school located in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. St. Raphael Catholic School is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) and holds membership in the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). We are VPK Certified and licensed by the Pinellas County Licensing Board and Coordinated Child Care.

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.

Guiding Principles


Christ is the cornerstone of St. Raphael Catholic School.


We provide our students with a world class Catholic education.


We nurture a spirit of service to the Church and community.