Santa Fe Catholic High School

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Santa Fe Catholic High School
3110 US 92 East

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United States
Coordinates28°2′56″N 81°53′57″W / 28.04889°N 81.89917°W / 28.04889; -81.89917Coordinates: 28°2′56″N 81°53′57″W / 28.04889°N 81.89917°W / 28.04889; -81.89917
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoAd Fidem Per Scientiam
(To Faith Through Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
School number1-863-665-4188
PrincipalMatt Franzino
Hours in school day7
Color(s)Crimson and Silver         
SloganDeveloping Each Student Fully as a Child of God
Team nameCrimson Hawks
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
EndowmentSanta Fe Catholic Endowment & Charitable Trust
Tuition$9,500 Catholic
$10,000 non-Catholic
Athletic DirectorDavid Saliba

Santa Fe Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Lakeland, Florida. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando. There are 310 students.[2]


Santa Fe Catholic High School, a coeducational institution of the Diocese of Orlando, was founded in 1960 and officially opened on September 5, 1961, as Central Catholic High School.[3] Classes were held for 50 students in grades nine and ten in the administration building at Lodwick Airport, known now as Tigertown. In 1962, St. Augustine Bishop Joseph P. Hurley dedicated the school Classes were held for the first time in the present administration building. A few months later, the name was changed to Santa Fe Catholic High School. In 1964, Santa Fe had its first graduating class, the organization of a football team and the formation of the National Honor Society.

Faced with increasing enrollment, the administration organized a building fund in 1969 to raise money for additions to Santa Fe. The McDonald Building[clarification needed] was dedicated in 1969. In 1970, the school broke ground for the new gymnasium. In 1972, Monsignor Martin Power, Pastor of Saint Joseph’s in Lakeland, died, and Reverend Patrick Sheedy, the new Pastor, raised money for the Martin Power Center. The new center was started in January 1973.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited the school since 1972.[2]


In 2010, there were 9 Advanced Placement courses, 23 Honors classes.[2]


There are 12 sports.[2]


There are 14 clubs and organizations.[2]

Student body[edit]

SAT mean scores were 1,087 (Florida mean score was 990). ACT mean score was 22.6 (Florida mean score was under 20). 98% of graduates were accepted into college. 78% percent receive Florida Bright Futures Scholarships.[2]

In 2010, there were 15 international students from five countries who were being hosted by American families for the school year.[citation needed]

61% of the students were taking honors/AP courses. There are four honor societies.[2]

In 2010, there were 16 students in special-needs programs.[2]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Dodson, Laura (20 August – 2 September 2010). "Santa Fe seeks to provide holistic education". Orlando, Florida: Florida Catholic. pp. A15.
  3. ^ SFCHS. "About Santa Fe". Retrieved 2007-05-11.

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