Award Year: 2019
Espiritu Santo Catholic School models the teaching of the Roman Catholic faith, provides an excellent, academic, Christ-centered education in a safe environment and inspires all to love and serve as Jesus did.
- Black/African American: 1%
- White: 70%
- Hispanic: 16%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
- Asian: 4%
- Two or more races: 8%
Espiritu Santo Catholic School is a co-educational Catholic school in the Tampa Bay area in Florida serving 440 students in grades Pre-K 3 through 8th with 50 dedicated professional educators. The school partners with a vibrant church and parent community who interact with students, staff, and administration in a supportive and consistent manner. The social and learning environments both emphasize the tenets of Christian values thus students and staff feel significant, loved, and appreciated. This overarching sentiment becomes the foundation for individuals to strive to reach their full potential in academic, social, physical, and spiritual aspects of their lives.
The school holds the core belief that socio-emotional well-being has a direct positive correlation to academic success, thus relationships are key in establishing rapport between and among students and staff. Kindness permeates the school. Students feel this basis as a springboard to take risks with confidence in a nurturing environment.
As students grow and embrace their Catholic identity, they become more aware of the injustices in the world. With sureness in their convictions and supported by the school and church, they endeavor to make positive changes in the world. Espiritu Santo Catholic School; Academic excellence, inspired by love, led by the Spirit.