The history of Saint Anthony Catholic School is a story about people who visualized about a school of academic excellence, grounded in Christian values and the Catholic faith. The founders were committed to establishing an educational keystone that would instill strong spiritual values and enrich the lives of the children who walked the halls of the school.
How does this dream become a reality? It is only made possible by a generous community who share these same values. It takes more than a sole act of generosity to build and maintain educational excellence. Saint Anthony Catholic School was established in 1926 and it thrives today because of its supporters of the past and present. Like most Catholic schools, it cannot operate on tuition alone. Saint Anthony Catholic School relies on the entire community’s loyalty and financial support of the school’s giving programs.
To accomplish our goals, we seek your support in these ways: Your Gift of Prayer, Involvement and Financial Support.
Your Gift of Prayer is necessary and powerful. Matthew 18:19-20 “Again, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Please pray for:
Our Board and Council members…Ask God to support and love them and to be guided by the Holy Spirit to do His will and make wise decisions on behalf of our school community.
Our children…Ask God to protect them, keep them safe and to shower His love upon them; Ask God to give them the desire to know, love and follow Him, and to bless them in mind, body and spirit, in their work and in their play and bless their families.
Our teachers, coaches, staff, and administrators…Ask God to love and guide them and support them in their work as they guide our children academically, spiritually and physically. Ask that they will be active Christian role models for our children, and nurture the very best in them.
All Saint Anthony Catholic School families…Ask God to bless us with a true sense of community, that we will support each another in our efforts to mold Christian values and morals for our children, and that we will make every effort to advocate the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Fear of the Lord.
Your Gift of Involvement is essential. Galatians 6: 10 “So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.”
Your involvement as a school volunteer is very important to our entire school community. Volunteers demonstrate service, and guarantee both cost savings and fundraising income for Saint Anthony Catholic School. Without volunteer involvement, Saint Anthony Catholic School would have to hire additional faculty and staff to maintain the many classroom, athletic and service projects, as well as the many volunteers necessary each year to ensure the tremendous success of the Community Fair, Golf Tournament, Dinner/Dance Auction, Gentlemen’s Dinner, Fishing Tournament and many service projects. Because of your Gift of Involvement, Saint Anthony Catholic School is able to offer your children countless opportunities. Thank you! We invite all parents, grandparents, family members, friends and parish members to volunteer in our school. For information on how to get involved, contact the Development Office 954/467-9009.
Your Gift of Financial Support is vital and ensures Saint Anthony Catholic School the ability to fully accomplish its mission. Luke 6: 38 “Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” 2 Corinthians 9: 8 “Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.”
Mission of Saint Anthony Catholic School: Provide a safe, nurturing, educationally challenging environment, built upon the Catholic Principles of Prayer, Community and Service.
Why is your gift of Financial Support so important?
Saint Anthony Catholic School is a private Catholic school, financially self sufficient with no state or federal funding, and not subsidized by the Archdiocese of Miami. The school operates as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Annual tuition alone does not cover the actual cost of educating your children at Saint Anthony Catholic School.
Tuition + Donations = Cost of Education
Saint Anthony Catholic School follows a financial model used by many of America’s best private schools. This model combines tuition and charitable donations to balance the school’s operating budget, and specifies that 80-90% of operating costs be covered by tuition and fees and 10-20% be covered by donations.
Saint Anthony Catholic School has embraced this historically successful model of tuition + donations for two reasons:
- It allows Saint Anthony Catholic School to maintain a healthy enrollment by keeping tuition as low as possible.
- It enables families to receive a charitable tax deduction for a portion of the cost of your child’s education.