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Catholic schools in Pinellas County

St. Petersburg Catholic High School’s Class of 2013 processes into St. John Vianney Church in St. Pete Beach for the school’s 55th commencement ceremony.

DIRK SHADD | Times

St. Petersburg Catholic High School’s Class of 2013 processes into St. John Vianney Church in St. Pete Beach for the school’s 55th commencement ceremony.

As in many communities, Catholic schools in Pinellas County make up the biggest local school system besides public schools. Twelve elementary schools, two high schools and one school for special-needs students operate in Pinellas under the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg.

In 2012, students from the diocese received more than $7 million in financial aid. About $3.9 million of that was from Florida Tax Credit Scholarships for students in low-income families.

The diocese has issued a special report that outlines the philosophy of its schools and offers details about curriculum, school activities and student performance. To get a copy, visit dosp.org, find the "Schools" tab on the menu bar and click on "Office of Schools & Centers." On the next page, click on the link to the special report near the bottom.

Many Catholic schools have started notifying the public about open houses for the 2014-15 school year. The Catholic schools in Pinellas are:

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

11501 66th Ave. N, Seminole; early childhood 4, VPK, K-8; (727) 391-4060; blessedsacrament catholicschool.com

Cathedral School of St. Jude

600 58th St. N, St. Petersburg; early childhood 2-4, VPK, K-8; (727) 347-8622; cathedralofstjude.org

Clearwater Central Catholic High

2750 Haines Bayshore Road; 9-12; (727) 531-1449; ccchs.org

Espiritu Santo Catholic School

2405A Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor; early childhood 3-4, VPK, K-8; (727) 812-4650; escschool.org

Guardian Angels Catholic School

2270 Evans Road, Clearwater; VPK, K-8; (727) 799-6724; gacsfl.com

Holy Family Catholic School

250 78th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg; early childhood center 2-3, VPK, K-8; (727) 526-8194; holyfamily-school.com

Morning Star Catholic School

4661 80th Ave. N, Pinellas Park; special education; (727) 544-6036; morningstarschool.org

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

730 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin; early childhood 4, VPK, K-8; (727) 733-3776; myoll.com

Sacred Heart Catholic School

7951 46th Way N, Pinellas Park; early childhood 3 and 4, K-8; (727) 544-1106; shsaints.org

St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School

1350 Court St., Clearwater; VPK, preK-8; (727) 461-1200; st-cecelia.org

St. John Vianney Catholic School

500 84th Ave., St. Pete Beach; early childhood 4, VPK, K-8; (727) 360-1113; sjvcs.org

St. Patrick Catholic School

1501 Trotter Road, Largo; early childhood 3 and 4, K-8; (727) 581-4865; stpatrickcatholic.org

St. Paul Catholic School

1900 12th St. N, St. Petersburg; early childhood 3-4, K-8; (727) 823-6144; stpaul1930.org

St. Petersburg Catholic High School

6333 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg; 9-12; (727) 344-4065; spchs.org

St. Raphael Catholic School

1376 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg; early childhood 4, VPK, K-8; (727) 821-9663; straphaelschool.net

Catholic schools in Pinellas County 01/03/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 3, 2014 3:37pm]

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