Palmer Catholic Academy

Palmer Catholic Academy was founded in 1997 to provide our children and our community with a quality education within a loving Catholic environment.
Palmer Catholic Academy of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church provides the foundation for academic excellence in a caring, safe and Christ-centered environment.
Our goal is to motivate each child to develop sound catholic values for future success.
The foundation of our educational program is developmental learning, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
In addition, physical education, secondary language, music, art, computer science, and special events are integrated into the curriculum.
These educational instruments are enhanced by daily religious instruction and prayer intended to strengthen the learning process and give our children a well rounded Catholic Christian education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students409 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Palmer Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jacksonville
    Grades: PK-8 | 564 students
    12.7 miles
    11600 Old Saint Augustine Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32258
    (904) 268-6688
    12.7 PK-8
  • Saint Augustine
     Cathedral Parish School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 251 students
    20.6 miles
    259 Saint George St
    Saint Augustine, FL 32084
    (904) 824-2861
    20.6 PK-8
  • Jacksonville
    Grades: PK-6
    9.6 miles
    10063 Baymeadows Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    (904) 641-6644
    9.6 PK-6
  • Jacksonville
    Grades: PK-12 | 1292 students
    9.3 miles
    2701 Hodges Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
    (904) 223-5270
    9.3 PK-12
  • Jacksonville Beach
    Grades: NS-5 | 161 students
    8.3 miles
    450 11th Avenue North
    Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
    (904) 246-2466
    8.3 NS-5

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