Morning Star Catholic School Tampa

210 E Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612-0336
Tel: (813)935-0232
Grades: 1-8 | 76 students
Morning Star School, a Catholic Diocesan school, is dedicated to providing a successful learning environment for the student with learning disabilities and related difficulties.
In partnership with parents, the student is encouraged to develop spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Morning Star students are encouraged to develop a personal active Faith, through prayer and worship.
The school strives to develop students who will become witnesses to the principles of the Gospel.
As a member of a vibrant faith community, the student is encouraged to reach out to others in service following the example of Jesus.
Morning Star School believes that each student needs to understand that he or she is an important person who is lovable and capable of loving. The student with unique educational needs must have them met on an individual basis in order to achieve his or her maximum potential. The opportunities for growth and success are presented within a structured setting, so that each student can learn to value himself or herself and his or her accomplishments.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Council for Exceptional Children
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 1-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Specific Learning Disabilities / Speech and Language Disorders / Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia / Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders / Executive Function Disorder / ADD & ADHD / Asperger
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 76 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
54%
State avg.: 33%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,725
Tuition Notes Morning Star Catholic School accepts the McKay Scholarship and Step Up for Students Scholarship, AAA Scholarship and Gardiner Scholarship
Admissions Director Eileen Odom
Admissions Associate Paul Reed

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, Track and FieldBasketballTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Basketball, Choir, Student Council, Track and Field Basketball, Choir, Student Council,
Track and Field,

School Notes

  • Morning Star Catholic School is a school dedicated to providing a successful learning environment for the student with learning disabilities and related difficulties. In partnership with parents, the student is encouraged to develop spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Special Education Instructors work closely with parents, therapists and other service providers to help each child reach their potential.
  • The student with unique educational needs must have them met on an individual basis in order to achieve his or her maximum potential. The opportunities for growth and success are presented within a structured setting, so that each student can learn to value himself or herself and his or her accomplishments.  
  • Morning Star students are encouraged to develop a personal active Faith, through prayer and worship. The school strives to develop students who will become witnesses to the principles of the Gospel. As a member of a vibrant faith community, the student is encouraged to reach out to others in service following the example of Jesus. Morning Star School believes that each student needs to understand that he or she is an important person who is lovable and capable of loving. 
  • Morning Star School is a safe and caring school where each student is valued and his or her uniqueness is celebrated. 
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School Reviews

Morning Star is an exceptional school for children with learning disabilities. This school reinforces all of the good behaviors that you would want your child to have and puts an emphasis upon promoting the students'' self esteem. The academics are terrific as well as the very knowledgeable staff of teachers.
- Posted by Teacher, 09/06/13

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