St. Jude Catholic School opened in 1985 and is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and recognized
by the State of Florida. We serve children from ages 3 – 14.
Saint Jude School has its own Early Learning Center for children who are either 3 or 4 by September 1st.
We are proud to offer a VPK program to our four year old children and families.
We have consecutively maintained a safe, qualified and educational learning
program since 2009. We believe we stand among the best early education programs
in the Boca Raton area.
There are 2 classes per grade in
grades kindergarten through 2, with approximately 25 students in each class.
There is one class of grades 3, 4 and 5 with approximately 28 per class. At this
time we have two classes in most middle school grades. All students in grades
K-8 are accepted on a 90-day probationary basis.
All full-time teachers in grades K-8
are Florida State certified with Professional Certificates or are in the process
of completing requirements. A
teacher assistant is assigned to Early Learning Classes which come close to or
exceed state requirements. In any other situation, assistance is provided when
The curriculum St. Jude School uses
is that which is set forth by the Diocese of Palm Beach and is used in all the
Catholic elementary schools throughout the Diocese. We operate using the Florida
Sunshine Standards as well as a focus on the National Common Core Standards.
In addition to the regular
curriculum, physical education, music, art, computer and media are also included
for each grade. Spanish is offered in Pre-K through 8th grade.
All classes receive religious
instruction every day, and every month all students attend First Friday Mass at
8:00 a.m., different grade levels rotate preparation the liturgy each month.
Students receive the Sacraments of
First Penance and First Holy Eucharist in 2nd grade and Confirmation in 9th
Students in grades 2 through 8 take
National Standardized tests.
The following after-school sports are
offered in grades 5-8: Boys’ baseball; girls’ softball, volleyball and
cheerleading; boys’ and girls’ flag football soccer, basketball and tennis.
Children have the opportunity to join
the school band, school chorus and church choir with lessons being held after
St. Jude Catholic School participates
in spelling bees, geography bees, art exhibits and holiday music performances.
The school offers a hot lunch program
which provides hot, healthy and varied options.
Children may purchase lunch or bring their lunch from home.
St. Jude School has an active
Advisory Board, Finance Board and Home & School Association. All families are
expected to donate 20 service/volunteer hours during the school year and are encouraged to
become involved in school activities and
fund-raisers sponsored by the Home & School Association.
PreK 3 through Grade 8 - Classes begin at 7:50 a.m.
Dismissal: PreK 3 through Grade 4 @ 2:45 p.m.,
Grades 5 - 8 @ 3:00 p.m.
Extended Day Care for working parents until 5:45 p.m. (registration is limited)
The Saint Jude Catholic School and
Church Community, in Christ, provides a learning experience in which all
students have the opportunity to achieve their highest potential, spiritually,
emotionally, and academically, while growing in the understanding that they are
created and loved by God.
The administrators, faculty, staff
are united in believing in the values of the catholic faith. These values are
taught and experienced on a parish level, in daily religion classes, all school
liturgies, service activities including the hunger program involvement,
visitations to the elderly, and throughout academic learning environment. It is
believed that these catholic values will be the cornerstone for student.
- Our education is faithful to the teachings of Catholicism, which is incorporated
throughout all academic areas and daily school life.
- A multi-cultural curriculum celebrates and enhances diversity, encouraging
understanding and respect.
- Children are gifts from God and are valued as individuals with unique spiritual,
physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
- Students learn in different ways and are provided with a variety of
instructional approaches to meet their individual learning styles.
- Students’ mastery of instructional content is assessed through a variety of
learning activities, such as oral participation, written responses, standardized
tests, and creative projects.
- Opportunities are provided for students to achieve their highest potential
academically, socially, and in the area of stewardship, becoming confident,
self-directed, lifelong learners.