Our History

Nested just north of Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport and south of downtown Fort Lauderdale, St Jerome parish was founded on November 10, 1960 when Bishop Coleman F. Carroll instructed Father Lamar Genovar of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs to establish a mission church. Mass was first celebrated at Rogers Junior High School.

Father Raymond Scully served as its first pastor as was in charge of building a church and opening a school. Founding parishioners became involved in a capital campaign that raised more than $80,000 dollars over a three year period. Enrollment for a school took place even before ground breaking for a building. 

The Sisters of Saint Philip Neri, newly arrived exiles from Cuba, accepted the task of staffing the school. The school currently accepts students from pre-kindergarten 3 through 8th grade. Our school provides students with quality catholic education where they are prepared them to grow academically, spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally.