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Tampa Catholic High School was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS, in December 1968 and has continuously maintained full accreditation. SACS is now a part of AdvancED Worldwide.

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AdvancED Worldwide has currently provided TC with the most recent accreditation.

The Mission of Tampa Catholic

Tampa Catholic High School is a ministry of the Diocese of St. Petersburg entrusted to dedicated religious and laity. The young men and women in our care represent the diversity of the communities we serve. As educators in a Catholic environment, we nurture academic, spiritual, and personal growth while promoting life-long learning and commitment to service and justice. Inspired by the Gospel and animated by the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice, founder of the Christian Brothers, our mission celebrates the value and dignity of each person.

Essential Elements of a Christian Brother Education

Written and adopted at the “Education Conference 2000”, Iona College, July 2000

The life of Blessed Edmund Rice – businessman, husband, father, widower, religious brother, teacher, and founder – challenges all involved in Christian Brother Education to live and teach Gospel values in today’s world. His charism inspires the Essential Elements of a Christian Brother Education.

In ministry begun by Jesus Christ and inspired by the vision of Blessed Edmund Rice, a Christian Brother Education …

  • Evangelizes youth within the mission of the church
  • Proclaims and witnesses to its Catholic identity
  • Stands in solidarity with those marginalized by poverty and injustice
  • Fosters and invigorates a community of faith
  • Celebrates the value and dignity of each person and nurtures the development of the whole person
  • Calls for collaboration and shared responsibility in its mission
  • Pursues excellence in all its endeavors

Learn more about Blessed Edmund Rice and the Seven Essential Elements of a Christian Brothers Education.

We Believe…

  • In a loving God is the foundation of our educational ministry.
  • In a holistic education which promotes personal well-being, spiritual growth, and the ability to view the world in an informed way.
  • In the pursuit of excellence and the development of each individual’s potential.
  • In forming a partnership with parents who are the primary educators of their children.
  • In the value of communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking.
  • In fostering the courage for moral and spiritual leadership.
  • In recognizing the dignity of each individual and practicing Christian justice in our daily lives.
  • In placing our talents at the service of others, especially the marginalized.