Award Year: 2015

Christ the King Catholic School

3401 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA, 23509-1297

(757) 625-4951

Dr. Francine Gagne, Principal at time of Nomination

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Christ the King Catholic School provides a Christ-centered, safe and competitive learning environment dedicated to preparing students for life in the 21st century.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 73%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 9%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
The Broadcasting edits video footage for their project.

The Broadcasting edits video footage for their project.

For over 60 years, Christ the King (CTK) School has offered a diverse population an excellent, safe, and competitive learning environment where students can grow in spirit, heart, mind, and body. CTK’s traditions define its spirit and culture. Each day begins with morning assembly in the gym where students from K – 8, teachers, staff, and many parents gather for prayer, a brief Gospel-based reflection, Pledge of Allegiance, and Peacemaker Pledge. Students and teachers go off to class while parents are off to work, home, or volunteer opportunities around the school. The instructional day is rich with engaged learning through instruction infused with Smart Board technology, manipulatives, computer programs, or appropriate Internet resources. Teachers incorporate inquiry-based teaching methods and STEM objectives in classes. he visual and performing arts programs culminate with the Annual Art Show and annual spring musical theater production. The Broadcasting Class allows eighth graders to develop skills that help to showcase and preserve student presentations in DVDs. Our culture and identity are evident in our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Veterans Day, Christmas, and Faith Day among other events. Athletic teams are active and competitive in the fall, winter, and spring. Eighth graders participate in low and high ropes and a weekend retreat where they bond as classmates and prepare for the transition to high school. CTK remains true to its identity as an urban Catholic school, mindful of the successful strategies of the past, and eager to embrace new opportunities that will inspire future generations.