Cardinal Mooney High School (Sarasota, Florida)

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Cardinal Mooney High School
4171 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, Florida, (Sarasota County), 34232
United States
Coordinates 27°20′18″N 82°29′8″W / 27.33833°N 82.48556°W / 27.33833; -82.48556Coordinates: 27°20′18″N 82°29′8″W / 27.33833°N 82.48556°W / 27.33833; -82.48556
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1959
President Sr. Lucia Haas
Principal Steve Christie
Asst. Principal Bob Lees
Grades 912
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Team name Cougars
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Dean of Students Pam Kolb
Athletic Director Bill Donivan

Cardinal Mooney High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Sarasota, Florida. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Venice in Florida.


Cardinal Mooney was established in 1959 and is the only Catholic high school in the Sarasota-Manatee area. The school was named after Edward Cardinal Mooney, former Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit who had died one year earlier.[2]

Father Joseph Daley founded Cardinal Mooney High School in 1959 under the instruction of Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley, D.D., of St. Augustine. It is one of several schools set up following Archbishop Hurley's policy of increasing the number of educational institutions in the Diocese of St. Augustine, which was divided in 1984 to include the Diocese of Venice.

Mooney students are required to do community service work, both individually and as members of school clubs and organizations.

The number of students quadrupled in the fifty years since CMHS was founded.


Cardinal Mooney High School is a coeducational diocesan high school staffed by religious sisters and Catholic laypersons.

Students participate in Christian-oriented curricular and extra-curricular programs.[3]

Mission statement[edit]

Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School provides a quality education centered in Gospel values.[4]


       White       89%     44%     

Hispanic 7% 24% Asian 2% N/A Black 1% 29% Two or more races 1% N/A American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0% Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ CMHS. "School History". Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  3. ^ Cardinal Mooney High School |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 10/04/2012. 
  4. ^ Cardinal Mooney High School |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 10/04/2013. 
  5. ^ Great Schools |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 10/04/2012.