Catholic Education

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,”…


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.…


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…


Spotlight on St. Mary

At St. Mary Catholic School, we provide a welcoming community and a Christ-centered, family friendly environment where students grow spiritually, academically, physically, and personally. Our students reach their full potential and grow into responsible, independent, enthusiastic learners and compassionate Catholic leaders.  A History of Excellence Since 1958, St. Mary has been dedicated to providing academic…


Inspiring Your Child to Know God

At Catholic schools in Melbourne, we incorporate faith into our curriculum to help students foster a healthy relationship with God. We know that faith reaches beyond the classroom — because they also learn about God at home. As every child is different, they’ll face their own choices and challenges when it comes to their faith.…


Bible Verses To Stay Encouraged

Sometimes life can be hard, stressful, or just plain overwhelming. During these times, we need to stop and remember that God is still there and He’s protecting us throughout all that we do! Take a minute for yourself to focus on prayer that’ll help you stay encouraged.  When School is Stressful Matthew 6:34: “So don’t…


Spirituality and Stress Relief

Daily life is filled with stressful situations, and it can be hard to find ways to relieve all that tension. Students deal with so much at a young age, such as homework, sports, friends, and more. Using what is already taught at private schools in Brevard County, students can incorporate their faith into reducing stress. …


Catholic Schools Shape Future Leaders

Private schools in Brevard County are forming remarkable humans for a richer tomorrow. With a roster of amazing teachers and faculty, we provide academic success for students of any background. Here are former students who have become successful leaders in the community. Samuel Hennessy, MCC Valedictorian, 2018University of Florida Honors College, Sophomore “The committed teaching…