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 Nursery/Preschool-8
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students441 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Palmer Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • Jacksonville
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    Grades: PK-8 | 251 students
    20.6 miles
    259 Saint George St
    Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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  • Jacksonville
    Grades: NS-6
    9.6 miles
    10063 Baymeadows Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
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  • Jacksonville
    Grades: PK-12 | 1292 students
    9.3 miles
    2701 Hodges Blvd
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  • Jacksonville Beach
    Grades: PK-6 | 244 students
    8.3 miles
    450 11th Avenue North
    Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
    8.3 PK-6

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