The School

Guided by the Gospel of Jesus and the teachings of the Catholic faith, Resurrection Catholic School fosters compassion, character, knowledge, and service.

Located in Lakeland, Florida, Resurrection Catholic School is a private school serving  students in PreK through Grade 8.  The school is located on the 20-acre campus of the Church of the Resurrection Parish and is part of the Diocese of Orlando.  We support the school mission with ample facilities, excellent faculty/staff and many programs to challenge and support our students.


  • 27 classrooms – outfitted with computerized interactive televsions
  • State-of-the-art science lab
  • Technology Enhanced Active Learning Center
  • Dedicated music and art rooms
  • Professionally staffed lunch cafeteria
  • Parish church and chapel on campus
  • Medical clinic
  • Separated playgrounds for Early Childhood, Kindergarten and First Grade  and Grades 2-3
  • A covered sports pavilion
  • Multiple outdoor recreational fields for football, soccer and other activities

RCS is dedicated to ensuring a safe learning environment.  The entire campus is fenced and computerized key-card access is required to enter all buildings.  All school staff are screened by law enforcement prior to employment and regularly thereafter.  Student pickup and drop-off is carefully monitored and controlled through the Pikmykid app.  We also maintain a school nurse and medical clinic to handle routine student medical needs. Students integrate educational technology throughout their school years.  From the kindergarten on-line rainforest research through middle-school google slide presentations and science fair data analysis, our students gain expertise in a wide variety of modern technology.  The entire campus is outfitted with wired and wireless local-area network and Internet access.  We have over 165 desktop computers and wireless laptops available throughout campus, most for student use.  The TEAL lab is fully computerized.

Our caring faculty and staff is led by the principal, Deborah Schwope, who joined Resurrection Catholic School in 2013 as our fourth principal. RCS has a dedicated staff of 40 people including 25 teachers. Our teachers average 10 years of classroom experience. In addition to our classroom teachers, RCS faculty and staff includes classroom aides for all the early-education grades, a guidance counselor, 4 resource teachers, technology specialist and a registered nurse.

Resurrection Catholic School is dedicated to the development of the total child. In addition to traditional academic programs we offer

  • Differentiated learning programs in all subject areas based upon student interest and aptitude including academically talented students
  • Spanish language instruction starting in Kindergarten
  • Specialized individual and group tutoring, skill development and other resources for students with academic needs
  • Prayer and worship opportunities and sacramental preparation
  • A broad range of elective courses covering visual arts, performing, arts, athletics, and technology
  • Extracurricular activities and clubs including drama, music, academic teams, honor societies, a daily TV show, yearbook, and service clubs
  • Intramural and competitive sports programs including flag football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, golf, and cheerleading

School Spirit

athletics School Colors: Blue and Gray
School Motto: “Know, Love, Serve”
School Logo: Resurrected Christ Crest/Big “R”

Circle R 2013

School Song:

Refrain: We are the students of Resurrection, of Resurrection Catholic School. (Repeat). Verse 1: Growing and learning, loving and sharing, helping each other with our Christian caring. The seed of Christ’s teaching planted deep in our soul shall blossom in action with each year we grow. (Refrain) Verse 2: As the eagle soars the Heavens above, we will carry on God’s message of love. Working together in the world of today we will spread our message day after day. (Refrain).

– Composed by William Frazier, 1996