Morning Star School, our only Diocesan Special Education School, Reopens!
August 24, 2020 • Diocese of St. Augustine

Morning Star School welcomed back 125 students on August 19. “As with most Catholic schools the COVID crisis has definitely affected our families in many ways. Our enrollment is down and over one-third of our students will be learning from home” said Elaine Shott, Morning Star School’s new principal “As the only special education school within our diocese we are committed to keeping each child, and their family, focused on getting through this unusual school year and this difficult time.”

Over the summer months, the staff has worked hard to add many new health protocols and to prepare for e-learning. The school even developed a unique educational platform making the virtual classroom an easy transition for all students. This creative platform provides a more social and inclusive environment keeping learners better connected to their teachers and their classroom.

For more information on Morning Star School, please contact Maria Johnson, Director of Development at