Resurrection Catholic School was founded in 1981 as a co-operative preschool by parents of Church of the Resurrection parish. By 1990 the program had grown substantially. Encouraged by our Pastor, Fr. Valentine Sheedy, the elementary school was begun with 88 students in 1990. The first graduating class was in 1999. Our school grew to over 500 students by the year 2000. National recognition soon followed with the Catholic Schools for Tomorrow award in 2001 and the 2004 Outstanding School Board award. Resurrection Catholic School was recognized as a U.S. Department of Education No Child Left Behind 2004 Blue Ribbon School in Washington, D.C. in November 2004. Third grade teacher, Ms. Jennifer Jones was recognized as Diocese of Orlando’s elementary teacher of the year in 2013-14.
As our student body has grown, so have our facilities. We completed our first elementary facility in the summer of 1995. A new preschool and play area opened in 1997. Phase I of the middle school was completed in 1999. Phase II of the middle school, which included two additional classrooms, an art room, and a state-of-the-art science lab, was completed in 2002. A sports court was installed during the summer of 2002 and a covered roof, concession stand, scoreboard and outdoor bathrooms were added in 2007. In 2014, the media center was converted to a TEAL Lab and each classroom created a large lending library within for easy accessibility to reading materials. In the fall of 2015, a new preschool playground was installed, updating the current playground.
Resurrection Catholic School is renowned for its outstanding faculty, value-laden environment, and quality academic programs. It continues to remain faithful to its original and primary mission to “instill the values of the Catholic faith by providing spiritual and scholastic experiences which encourage respect, compassion, service, and lifelong learning.”