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St Jude Cathedral School

Private | PK-8 | 315 students

Excellence in spiritual and academic formation.


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $80,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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Posted July 1, 2014

We moved our boys from a public fundamental school to St Jude's in January of 2013. They were in 2nd grade and 4th grade. It was the best decision we could have made for our family and our children! The curriculum is excellent including writing Cursive Writing and a second language course - Spanish. They learn accountability, self-discipline, ethical and religious values. They foster a strong sense of community involvement within the school and out in the community itself. I love how the older kids are taught to mentor the younger children rather than demean them. We have nothing but positive experiences with the front office staff, teachers, administrators and the families. The After-Care Program is also excellent. Our boys are getting a good education and enjoying school again. As parents, we could not be happier!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 26, 2014

Needs improvement. Teachers seem to not really communicate very well if at all, and the computer system used to log homework and assignments is not utilized effectively. Negative teachers bring down moral of dedicated families, and make some children feel inadequate. (Not really fitting the "Christian way") Lack of organization turns off new prospective parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 3, 2009

Individual attention payed to each student every day in a loving atmosphere

Posted July 5, 2008

This school shelters the children way to much I would prefer my child go to a public school were they could grow and learn more about studies and also more importantly life!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 30, 2008

I think St. Jude is a wonderful school. My 4 kids have attended since Kindergarten. They have learned so much more than they would have at a public school. They have learned about God's love, which was one of our priorities. St. Jude gets better each year. The teachers communicate with compassion and a sincere williness to help my kids succeed. I can't say enough good things about St. Jude. We just love it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 10, 2008

Better than public in Florida. Class sizes have grown the last three years since we have been sending our student there. Communication between parent and teacher was lacking before the new web based system they have now. As with all schools it has its pros and cons.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 12, 2006

St Jude's feels like a close-knit family. Everyone there calls everyone by name, and we all look out for one another. My children who have finished at St. Jude's have gone on to public high schools to find themselves academically ahead of their peers for at least the first semester, and thereafter in many areas such as discipline and focus. Sports are a major focus at St Jude's. Sports are offered every year during the regular curriculum as well as after school. Music classes are offered as well as the church choir. The parental involvement is outstanding at St. Jude's! All the parents want to be involved. Usually, they have to turn away parents for field trips, etc., because they have more than enough chaperones. The main reason my children are at St. Jude's is the moral values taught here. We are extremely happy with the education they receive.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 2, 2005

Hello, I went to St. Jude since I was two years old in Pre-School until the 8th grade when I was 13. St Jude was wonderful academically and spiritually. I feel now a greater connection to my faith thanks to it's teachings and it's youth ministry and academically I have a 3.4 in St. Petersburg High School I.B. program so I reccommend this school!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 24, 2005

My son has been at Saint Jude for 2 years and we feel he could not be at a better place. He is in Kindergarten and academically is the top of his class. The parent involvement is tremendous and only supports the foundation that is already in place. They have plenty of extracurricular activities. The best of all is the loving faculty, families, and the church. I can not say enough!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 23, 2004

I feel that it is a great school. They pay alot of attention to your childs weakness's to improve that area. There is alot of parent involvement, good and bad.
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Posted August 25, 2003

St. Judes is an excellent school. Both of my children have been attending since 3 years of age. I am very please with the quality of the whole environment, Faculty, curriculum, etc. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 42%
Hispanic 11% 29%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 2% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Roman Catholic
  • NCEA


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish


Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of St. Petersburg
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Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Financial aid offered
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Petersburg Catholic High School
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600 58th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: (727) 347-8622


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