Champagnat Catholic School

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Champagnat Catholic School aims to provide an outstanding Catholic education that equips all students with the knowledge, skills, hope and optimism to live meaningful lives to inspire others and enrich the world around them.
We offer Dual Enrollment, a competitive Athletic Program, Religious Development, Electives to prepare students for a better tomorrow, and a Fantastic Family atmosphere.
We are interested in each students 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 Catholic School was founded by Dr. Reinaldo Alonso and his wife Mrs. Maria I. Alonso at a time in the history of Miami to strengthen the religious, the civic and patriotic roots of children coming in from Cuba and Central and South America. Our common objective at Champagnat Catholic School is the academic, moral and religious education of our students.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 213 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,300
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Champagnat Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1968
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
213 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Champagnat Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
FTC Scholarships such as StepUp and AAA and John McKay Scholarships accepted. The difference in tuition is as low as $20 per month
Summer Program Cost
$500
Summer Program Cost Notes
This include two fully accredited courses
% on Financial Aid
90%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,100
Admissions Director
Isabel C Alonso

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Entrepreneurship Club, Hospitality Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drumline

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 many new immigrants families were moving to Miami-Dade County. 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 in Hialeah, Fl. We now hold First Communions and Confirmations at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Our graduations are at Immaculate Conception 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 Independent Private School Association, and The National Council of Private Schools Association. We are also 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, 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-five 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!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Champagnat Catholic School cost?
Champagnat Catholic School's tuition is approximately $7,300 for private students and $500 for summer students.
What sports does Champagnat Catholic School offer?
Champagnat Catholic School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Champagnat Catholic School?
The application deadline for Champagnat Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 213 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,300
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Miami-dade County, FL is $15,064 for elementary schools and $16,797 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Miami-dade County, FL is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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