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Education

Catholic schools in Pinellas County

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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

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