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Ideas for Meaningful Summer Family Time

Students are off school for the summer, so now’s the best time to make plans with the family. Making meaningful memories can be a challenge, especially when we’re distracted by screens. Spending time with family helps children develop a sense of community and become responsible citizens. Here are some of our ideas for bonding experiences…


Encouraging Healthy Habits for Your Child

Feeding a child vegetables and convincing them to go outside may be like pulling teeth, but building healthy habits leads to a lifetime of benefits. Regular exercise can lead to lower stress levels, better sleep and higher self esteem. Children need to eat nutrient-rich foods to develop properly and to curb obesity. If your child…


Helping Your Child Choose the Right College

It’s never too early to start planning for life after high school. There are thousands of institutions of higher learning in the United States alone. Your child will need to decide if they’re ready to move out and if they want to continue Catholic education or go another route. Before going on campus tours, see…


How STREAM Learning Helps Children Succeed

Education has gone through many phases, but there’s always been one goal: student success. With our high-tech society, STEM learning, education based around science, technology, engineering and math, became popular. This evolved into STEAM, which added art into the mix. At our Brevard Catholic Schools, we use a STREAM curriculum. The “R” stands for “religion,”…


Finding and Embracing Your Child’s Learning Style

Every child is unique in many ways, from how they dress on weekends to how they learn in the classroom. At our Brevard private schools, we believe diversity makes the world beautiful. Figuring out a child’s learning style can help your child find her way in the world. While most children don’t fit into one…


Diocese of Orlando Names Two New Principals for Brevard County Catholic Schools

Henry Fortier, Secretary of Education and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Orlando, is pleased to announce the appointments of Claudia Stokes as principal of Ascension Catholic School in Melbourne and Edward Henry as principal of St. Joseph Catholic School in Palm Bay. The new principals will begin their roles at the end…


Why Do Catholics Give Things Up for Lent?

Every year, for 40 days leading up to Holy Week and Easter, Christians choose to give something up. The term “Lent” has become synonymous with sacrifice, though it may seem a little random without context. Children and adults give up worldly pleasures like food and video games, as well as vices like drinking and gossip.…


Study Tips for Success

Our Brevard County schools understand how important it is for students to practice good study habits. However, it can be challenging to stay motivated throughout the school year. With these simple study tips, you can help your student toss aside ineffective habits and establish strong study strategies! Stay Distraction-Free If you look around right now,…


Brevard County School is first to receive STREAM accreditation

By GLENDA MEEKINS of the Florida Catholic staff MELBOURNE | Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Melbourne is the first school in the Diocese of Orlando to receive STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math) accreditation from the Florida Catholic Conference (FCC). The school officially earned accreditation in October, but has been practicing…


How to Focus During Prayer

Your child starts praying and seems totally focused, then they start talking about characters from their favorite video game. After that, it’s all about who did what on the playground. Then, you’re distracted too and start talking about your day, and before you know it, you’re completely off the subject of prayer. Does this sound…