Champagnat Catholic School - Hialeah Campus

1851 Palm Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33010-0330
Tel: (305)888-3760
Grades: 6-12 | 207 students
Champagnat Catholic School was founded by Dr. Reinaldo Alonso and his wife Mrs. Maria I. Alonso at a time in the history of Miami when there was a shortage of schools.
Champagnat came in to strengthen the religious, the civic and patriotic roots of children coming in from Cuba and Central and South America.
Champagnat started under the auspices of the Marist Brothers, headquarters in Guatemala.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council of Bilingual Education
National Independent Private Schools Association
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 207 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Champagnat Catholic School - Hialeah Campus Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 22 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Choir, Entrepreneurship Club, Hospitality Club, Mock UN, Student Council Choir, Mock UN, Entrepreneurship Club,
Hospitality Club,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Champagnat Catholic School was founded by Dr. Reinaldo Alonso and his wife Mrs. Maria I. Alonso at a time in the history of Miami when there was a shortage of schools. Champagnat came in to strengthen the religious, civic and patriotic roots of children coming in from Cuba and Central and South America. Champagnat started under the auspices of the Marist Brothers, headquarters in Guatemala. This was possible due to Dr. Alonso`s previous years as principal of the Champagnat elementary in La Vibora, Cuba and later on at the Champagnat high school in Cienfuegos, Cuba.
  • Champagnat Miami campus opened its classroom doors on September 8, 1968 at the corner of 29th Avenue and 7th Street SW Miami with 123 students. In May of 1969, we had our first, First Communion at St. Dominic`s Church and in June our first award ceremony at the Miami High Auditorium. In 1970 we moved our locale to 2609 NW 7th Street, Miami, Fl and in 1973 we opened the doors to a second campus presently located at 369 East 10 Street, Hialeah, Fl. We now hold First Communions and Confirmations at San Lazaro Catholic Church. Our graduations ceremonies are held at our Hialeah campus for Kindergarten and Eighth grades. Our High School graduation is at Our Lady of the Divine Providence Catholic Church.
  • Our common objective at Champagnat Catholic School is the academic, moral and religious education of our students. We are interested in their whole growth and development as healthy members of society. In providing positive learning experiences, we enhance the students` self-esteem and nurture their intellects.
  • Champagnat students are involved in many activities to bring them closer to the community. The yearly activities include a canned food drive during Thanksgiving, a toy drive during Christmas, visits to orphanages and elderly communities which are sponsored by our student council, and the requirement of one hour of volunteer work a week in the high school. We also have an athletic department where our LIONS learn to compete in good sportsmanship and work as a team.
  • Champagnat Catholic School is accredited by the Council of Bilingual Schools, the National Private School Accreditation Alliance accreditation, and Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE) accreditation. We are certified by and are providers of the Florida Department of Children and Families Certificate of License, Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe School Readiness Provider, Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe Voluntary Prekindergarten provider, and Florida Department of Children and Families Gold Seal Quality of Care. We are members of Quality Counts, Coalition of McKay Scholarship Schools, Florida Association for Child Care Management, Florida High School Athletic Association, and the Bilingual Private Schools Association. We accept scholarships from Step Up For Students, Carrie Meek Foundation, CTC Corporations and John McKay.
  • Our students are known for fulfilling rigorous graduation standards which include: completing a national standardized college entrance exam, over one hundred community service hours, and, particularly, attend an overnight religious retreat. Over the years we have developed a relationship with the Archdiocese of Miami Youth Center and Encuentros Juveniles which has allowed our students the opportunity to not only fulfill their retreat requirement but also develop a role as active Catholic leaders of our parishes and communities.
  • Professed religious and certified catechists have taught at our school preparing our children for the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Communion, and Confirmation. Since one of our founders was a Marist Brother, Champagnat Catholic School has always and will always prepare our children with Christian-like values and morals. It is our tradition to have each student who graduates from our school spiritually prepared as well as academically prepared for their futures. The relationship with parishes in our communities has allowed the privilege of doing so.
  • As we celebrate over forty years in Miami-Dade County, we give thanks to the families in our community that have entrusted their children`s education to Champagnat Catholic School. Through the years, we have had the pleasure of having thousands come through our classrooms of which have become men and women of society filled with morals, knowledge and faith. We pray that Our Blessed Mother and St. Marcellin Champagnat will continue to guide us in forming the young men and women of tomorrow!

Profile last updated: 01/10/2016

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Glory Of God Christian School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Glory Of God Christian School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is First Baptist School (0.4 miles away)
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