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Santa Fe Catholic High School

Private | 9-12 | 235 students

Preparing Students for College and the World
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $44,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $710.

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Posted September 14, 2012

This is my 2nd month at SFC and I love it! The teachers are very kind and the students are friendly, I'm glad I came to this school.


Posted February 12, 2010

Santa Fe is a great school. I crave individual attention, and my teachers care about me so much! Our school is very small, which some might not like, but I enjoy walking down the halls and personally knowing almost everyone I see. I must admit, Santa Fe gives a pretty hefty load of homework every night, but I think it is worth it. This is truly a college-prep institution.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

I am writing this review as a student. Unlike the parents who highly praise this school, they have not attended it (the current generation of teachers) are biased and unfair. granting special privileges to other students, while denying them to most. Although i will admit that SFC has a friendly and Catholic environment. Most of its students do not receive good grades because the teachers are often times biased towards one student than to another. The Workload is fine, typical high school homework. Athletics are also very good. Varsity teams are strong and successful at games. This high school is very good at bringing its community together, but providing a successful education, I would have to disagree
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2009

My opinion, along with many others, is not of the highest level. My child has attended parochial school from Pre-K on and I must express my disappointment with Santa Fe. The campus needs improvement in addition to the attitudes of some students, parents and faculty. As for the level of academics, SFC still stands behind it's outstanding level of college prep. You may find other magnet/choice schools equal to or higher in academics but public schools leave faith and family behind. Two aspects which are of great importance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2008

My child transferred to this school this year. They are very welcoming, and really care about the child. They also involve the parent for questions or concerns, which I have found really lacking in other schools. I am so glad that my child has an opportunity to go to Santa Fe Catholic School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

I am so glad that my children attend Santa Fe Catholoic! Weekly Mass, a family atmosphere, great school spirit, and outstanding academics make SFC a terrific place for teens. 90 % of the students are involved in extra curricular activities, the graduates average $40,000 in scholarships offered, and literally all of our students take the SATs and score higher than the state average!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 44%
Hispanic 14% 24%
Asian 9% N/A
Black 6% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Private
Public
Home School
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 5% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 95% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Florida
Florida State University
University of South Florida
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Italian
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • The Silver Garland (2010)
  • The Silver Garland (2011)
  • The People's Choice Award Goes to Santa Fe Catholic HS (2013)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Outstanding Board Award - N.C.E.A.. (2011)
  • The Silver Garland (2011)
  • The Silver Garland (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drum line
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: French Honor Society

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:30 am
School Leader's name
  • Matt Franzino, Principal
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • info@santafecatholic.org
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • FLGA-LCMS
Fax number
  • (863) 665-4151

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Social justice
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • SFC School Buses
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Ambassadors
  • Amnesty international
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Chinese Club
  • Community service
  • Drum line
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language club: French Honor Society
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Global Awarness Club
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Catholic Work Camp & School Retreats
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • • Over $ 2.3 million in academic and athletic scholarships awarded to the 61-member Class of 2012 • 77% of SFC Students taking AP exams received a passing score, as compared to the county average of 13% and the national average of 60% • Progressive college preparatory curriculum • Religion classes & spiritual development opportunities • AdvacED accredited, formerly SACS, since 1972 • District, regional & state championships in numerous sports • SFC provides a safe environment
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What are your chances?


6 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
78
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
125
Students typically come from these schools
Private
Public
Home School

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$9000 - $15000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Step up for children & Florida School Choice

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Florida
Florida State University
University of South Florida
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 5%
4 year college - 95%
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3110 Highway 92 E
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Phone: (863) 665-4188

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