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7:30 AM–3:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday
Saint Jerome Catholic School is a Eucharistic family that empowers students to grow in knowledge, love, and respect. Inspired by the Gospel, we engage our parish and school community in joyful service.
St. Jerome Catholic School inspires a passion for excellence in teaching, learning, and discipline in grades Pre-K2 through 8th grade. Established in 1961 and fully accredited, our distinguished faculty boasts a full time state certified guidance counselor as well as state-certified teachers and faculty who hold advanced degrees. As part of the ministry of St. Jerome Catholic Church, we are proud to be an intimate faith-and-family-centered school. St. Jerome provides a well-balanced, yet demanding curriculum with a strong emphasis on academic advancement and excellence. Our St. Jerome graduates continue their education at prestigious schools such as St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop McCarthy, and Chaminade-Madonna.
We continually integrate new technologies and materials into our classrooms. As part of our commitment to 21st century learning, SJS utilizes Promethean Interactive Boards in all classrooms and 1:1 Chromebooks in grades K-8th. Here at St. Jerome Catholic School, our mission is to create a Eucharistic family that empowers our students to grow in knowledge, love, and respect. Inspired by the Gospel, we engage our parish and school community in joyful service
Saint Jerome Catholic School is a Credited Institution by the Florida Catholic Conference.
St. Jerome Catholic School provides students with a thorough, faith-centered, and high-standard curriculum.
St. Jerome Catholic School is committed to providing a strong curriculum that allows our graduates to excel academically, spiritually, and socially, in high school, college, and beyond. The curriculum has been developed and is implemented to allow our students to be creative and independent thinkers while integrating our Catholic values. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to learn and value a sense of community, national, as well as a global perspective. We are committed to the development of faith-filled, responsible, and contributing members for tomorrow.
All students in grades PreK-8 take core curriculum classes consisting of English Language Arts (reading, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary), Math, Science, Social Studies, and Religion. These core areas are extended and connected in special classes and STREAM. After school clubs such as NJHS, Panther Press, Fashion and Design, and STEM, enhance student leadership skills and explore a variety of extra curriculum interest.
Ultimately, our goal at St. Jerome Catholic School is to prepare the whole child as they progress through the years to enter the higher academic world and become compassionate and intellectual members of society.
Address: 2601 SW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Phone: (954) 524-1990
Fax: (954) 524-7439
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Year Established: 1961
Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1
School Year: 180 days divided into 4 grading quarters
School Day: 7:45 am - 2:45pm;
Grade Levels: PreK2 - 8th grade
Accreditation: Florida Catholic Conference (FCC)
National Catholic Education Association
Florida Council of Private Schools
Broward County Non-Public School Assoc.
Operated by the Archdiocese of Miami
Broad-based curriculum including all core courses and specials
Classes emphasize critical thinking and active learner engagement
Accelerated Reader (Renaissance Learning) for K- 8th grade
IXL program for PreK-8th grade.
Low student-teacher ratios
State Certified Teachers; including those with advanced degrees
Professional development programs and training
Effective technology integration & methods
1:1 Chromebooks for grades K-8
Ipad carts for the entire school.
Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
Annual Musical Performance
Living Stations of the Cross
Band Program: 3rd through 5th grade
SAFETY & SECURITY
Completely Gated School
Video entrance system
Lanyards & ID Badges used by teachers and volunteers
Video surveillance throughout the school & playgrounds
All faculty, staff, and volunteers are safety trained, fingerprinted & background checked
CPR / First Aid & AED Trained
Option to purchase hot lunches or bring packed lunch
School Lunch Programs provides an excellent service with healthy food and variety.
Aftercare available on school days until 6 pm
National Junior Honor Society Service Projects
St. Jerome Catholic School is open to all students regardless of their religion and faith.
Early Childhood Program
Students entering the Pre-K2 year program must be 2 years of age or older by September 1st and must be toilet trained.
Students entering the Pre-K3 year program must be 3 years of age or older by September 1st and must be toilet trained.
Students entering the Pre- K4 program must be 4 years of age by September 1st.
New Student Requirement
1. Fill out the following application form and submit to the St. Jerome School office *.
2. Provide a copy of the following:
Current Report Card (1st - 8th)
Current Standardized Testing Scores (2nd - 8th)
IEP / Learning Plan (if applicable)
3. A Non-refundable $50 dollar application fee must accompany the application form.
A placement test will be required and scheduled for students entering Kindergarten through Grade 8 once the application is received.
SJS will notify you in writing or via phone whether or not your child has been accepted as well as provide the results of the students testing and any accelerated or summer school program recommendations.
* An application is not a guarantee for admission into St. Jerome School.
St. Jerome was a scholar and historian who translated the bible into Latin and because of him, we have a modern translation of the bible and can fully understand and study Holy Scriptures. St. Jerome, a true intellectual and scholar, once said " ignorance of scriptures is ignorance of Christ", subsequently, all grade levels take Religion as an academic subject. Students leave our school with an understanding of the Catholic Faith, Traditions, and Scripture. Our teachers are encouraged to “Teach as Jesus did” and our students are always encouraged to follow in Jesus’ footsteps.
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