Espiritu Santo Catholic School is a parish-supported school located in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Our accreditation as an academic institution comes from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops. Every seven years, Catholic elementary and middle schools in our Diocese are re-accredited to ensure that they are providing the best environment possible for academic growth and faith development. Schools are evaluated using the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, developed as a joint collaboration between the Catholic Colleges and Universities and the (Arch) Diocesan superintendents.
Espiritu Santo Catholic School is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference.
“In addition to rigorous curricular content, today’s students must master comprehensive interpersonal skills such as team work, solving complex problems, innovative thinking, etc. Additionally, students must become self-directed learners, and they must develop a positive work ethic as they simultaneously master oral and written communication skills.”
~ Excerpt from “Vision for Catholic Schools,” published November 27, 2013 by the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops.
View a PDF file of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools published by the The Catholic Schools Standards Project.
Standardized Test Scores
In accordance with the Florida Catholic Conference, Espiritu Santo Catholic Schools administers the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to students in grades two (eight annually). A copy of our latest standardized test scores are available here.