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Mailing Address: 747 S. Franklin Street, Sebring, FL 33870
Phone: 863-385-7300Fax: 863-385-7310
School@stcathe.com


Open Registration!

We are inviting everyone to enroll their student for the 2014-2015 school year. There is a $100 non-refundable registration fee that is due at the time of enrollment. There are multi-student discounts available. If you have any questions, want an application, or would like to make an appointment to tour our school, please call us at (863) 385-7300. You can also access our application online and mail back to the school. Please click here for the St. Catherine School registration form.

Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Principal: Dr. Anna V. Adam



Physical Address:
747 S. Franklin Street, Sebring, FL 3387
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http://www.dioceseofvenice.org

Pre-School Programs and VPK - Ages 3 and 4
Director: Mrs. Sara Delapaz


Physical Address:
806 Hickory Street, Sebring, FL 33870

http://www.elcfloridasheartland.org/programs.php

OUR MISSION

Saint Catherine Catholic School of Highlands County is a parish Pre K 3-5th Grade Elementary School based on the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition. We serve the children of Highlands County.

Each member of the school community answers the call to nurture each child - spirit, mind, and body
in a safe, caring, family atmosphere. We provide a challenging and comprehensive curriculum,
which addresses a variety of learning styles and prepares each child for the future.


FACTS: We are pleased to offer FACTS Payment Plans and Grant & Aid Assistance at the same website: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3GCP8

- FACTS Payment Plans
All families are required to pay through FACTS management. This company gives you the option to automatically debit your account or receive a monthly tuition bill. There is a mandatory $43 fee that will be added to your first payment. Please visit the website above to set up your payment plan.

- FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
This program helps St. Catherine Catholic School evaluate requests for financial aid. The application will ask for information regarding your household income and expenses to help our school assess every families financial need. Once completed, an appointment will be made to discuss your financial assistance.

 

STEP UP FOR STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP
Step Up For Students is now available for the 2014-2015 school year. For information, please visit the website by clicking on the icon below, then visit the "How It Works" tab on the website. You can view instructions on how to apply and discover what forms are needed to apply.
Step Up for Students provides K-12 scholarships for low-income school children. Students who qualify may receive up to $4,880 for private school tuition. For information, visit stepupforstudents.org, call the Step Up for Students contact center (877-735-7837), or call St. Catherine School (863-385-7300).

 

SCHOOL BOARD
As defined in the Primer on Educational Governance in the Catholic Church, the Consultative School Board is established by the Pastor to assist him and the school Principal in the governance of the Catholic school. The administration of the Catholic School is clearly the responsibility of the school Principal working with and for the Pastor. The Pastor, as Chief Administrator of parish programs, retains some administrative responsibilities and delegates the remaining responsibilities to the school administrator.

The Consultative School Board is established to assist the Principal and ultimately the pastor by providing advice and council particularly in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Policy Formulation
  • Evaluation of policies, plans, mission effectiveness and Board self-evaluation
  • Institutional Advancement/ Development
  • Financial Planning an Financial Management
  • Communication and Mission Enhancement

The Consultative School Board has no authority for formulating policies separate from the Pastor and Principal. The Consultative School Board does not have responsibility for determining the amount of parish funds in support of the school and has no responsibility with regard to school staff and personnel, students or curriculum.

The Finance Committee:
- Janice Lacson, Chair
- Christine Hatfield
- Alastair Ibraham
- Shelagh Byatt

Fundraising Committee:
- Christine Hatfield, Chair
- Tom Dettman
- Janice Lacson

Building and Grounds Committee:
- Norb Walz, Chair
- Deborah Fushetti
- Sheilagh Byatt
- Bill Manint
- Tom Dettman

Planning and Education Committee:
- Judy Nugent, Chair
- Alistair Ibraham
- Carol Biance

 

VOLUNTEER HOURS
Each family is asked to complete 50 volunteer hours of service to assist St. Catherine Catholic School. There will be many opportunities throughout the school year to meet these hours of service. To volunteer with our students, you will need to be fingerprinted and complete the Safe Environment Training. To schedule a fingerprinting appointment, call St. Catherine Church at (863) 385-0049.

 

SCHOOL MASS
The Children's Mass is on Friday mornings at 8:00 AM when school is in session. Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating the Mass.

 

UNIFORMS
Student dress code is available in the Handbook. For uniform items, please visit www.frenchtoast.com and order online using School Code: QS5XCQX.

 

FUNDRAISERS
Box Tops
Help St. Catherine Catholic School of Highlands County by clipping box tops from participating companies like General Mills and other companies. Please do not throw these clippings away! Just clip these labels and turn them in to the school office or drop them in the container in the vestibule of the Church. To learn more call the school at (863) 385-7300 or visit http://www.boxtopsforeducation.com.

Labels for Education
For more than 30 years, Labels for Education has been awarding free educational equipment to schools in exchange of proofs of purchase from the Campbell family of brands. It’s a fun, easy program where students, families and members of the community work together for a common goal. It is a program that helps schools obtains free educational merchandise. You can help by saving and forwarding proofs of purchase to St. Catherine Catholic School of Highlands County. St. Catherine Catholic School of Highlands County will redeem them for FREE merchandise such as computers, software, physical education equipment, musical instruments and library books from Campbell's Labels for Education. 

Drink Pouch Bridage
An easy way to help raise money for St. Catherine Catholic School and recycle is to collect aluminum drink pouches, like Capri Sun and Kool-Aid juice pouches. You may drop off the drink pouches at the St. Catherine School office. The drink pouches are then shipped to TerraCycle where they recycle the containers and use them to create a variety of products. For more information contact St. Catherine School at (863) 385-0049 or visit http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/about-us.html.

Raffle Fundraiser
Every year we have an annual raffle fundraiser. Parents are asked to participate by receiving donations.

 

CAMPAIGNS

Bricks Pave the Way:
Our major fundraiser “Bricks to pave the way” is an on going process. The bricks support St. Catherine Catholic School. Your support is greatly appreciated. Become a part of this event by buying a brick to celebrate a special event or person in your life.
To purchase a brick call the school at (863) 385-7300

Team 50:
Team 50 is a group of parishioners dedicated to helping support St. Catherine Catholic School by pledging at least $50 every month. To join please call the Parish Office at (863) 385-0049.

   
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