Award Year: 2020

Saint Bonaventure Catholic School

1301 SW 136th Avenue
Davie, FL, 33325-4300

(954) 476-5200

Mrs. Lisa Foley Kempinski, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Miami

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Mission

St. Bonaventure Catholic School strives to cultivate Catholic Values that maximize each child's spiritual, academic, creative, social and physical potential.

Student Demographics
  • White: 27%
  • Hispanic: 66%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Application
Collaborative 3rd Grade STREAM Project

Collaborative 3rd Grade STREAM Project

St. Bonaventure Catholic School's curriculum and instruction is designed for twenty-first-century learners. As a STREAM school, St. Bonaventure integrates technology, science, and engineering design into all areas of curriculum, including language and the performing arts. Students utilize scientific inquiry and design processes to solve problems. Embracing a growth mindset, fantastic failures are encouraged for students to deepen understanding. Mistakes lead students down a path of trials and errors that may even lead to greater successes.

At St. Bonaventure Catholic School, the use of technology individualizes instruction, expands creativity, and allows unprecedented collaboration and sharing of student work with all stakeholders. Students have access to maker space materials, programmable robots, digital audiovisual editing software, three-dimensional printers, and a multitude of apps to bring their projects to fruition. The authentic use of technology within the classroom is an expectation. Technology training is always ongoing to provide the students with the most engaging lessons and applications available.

The Gospel message of love, respect, and kindness is prominent in each of the core courses. Through hands-on projects in our "faith in action" program, students work closely to assist the less fortunate in our community. An integral element of the school's mission is to educate the future catholic leaders and global citizens of tomorrow. Living the Catholic Social Teachings, students solve real-world issues, reflect on their impact on others, and aid those in the community. St. Bonaventure is more than just a school; it's a community and family.