Morning Star School, a Catholic Diocesan school, is dedicated to providing a successful learning environment for the student with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and related difficulties.
At Morning Star School, each student is valued and his or her uniqueness is celebrated.
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.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
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 / ADHD / Autism Spectrum Disorder
Year Founded
1958

Student Body

Total Students
80 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 45%

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
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir

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. 
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My son told me since he has moved to Morning Star, he actually enjoys going to school now. We visited many schools for children with learning challenges, but only found 2 that we felt could continue his high level of academics. The school is set up so children have the flexibility to work at their own level. Another big plus is they do the majority of their school work at school and we no longer have to spend 4-5 hours a night on homework. I would highly recommend this school to any parent looking for a school that puts your child's needs first.
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5  
Our child has been a student at Morning Star for six years. The teachers, administrators and staff are amazing and have exceeded our expectations. Our child is doing well and learning a lot in a positive, loving environment. We would highly recommend Morning Star School especially if your child is struggling in another school setting.
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5  
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.
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