Who We Are
Welcome to Morning Star School in Jacksonville, Florida. Our school serves children in Kindergarten through 12th grade with learning differences, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and mild intellectual disabilities. Fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference, we are the only special education school in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Our school is dedicated to helping children with learning differences become productive, responsible, functioning members of society. With the cooperative efforts of parents, teachers, and our supportive community, students are afforded the opportunity to learn, to thrive and to succeed.
At Morning Star, we work with each individual student, and partner with parents, therapists and medical providers to provide each child the opportunity to reach his or her highest potential. Our students are from diverse backgrounds and come to us from Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, and Flagler Counties. We welcome them regardless of religious affiliation.
Our Belief Statement
- Each student is valued as a unique child of God in his or her social, emotional, physical, behavioral, spiritual, and academic needs.
- We must foster acceptance of self and others as we help students develop and share their unique gifts.
- Each student learns in a variety of ways and should be provided with accommodations to materials, methods, instruction, and assessment according to their individual needs.
- Christian formation is at the heart of a Catholic education.
- A safe and nurturing learning environment is essential for student growth and learning.
- A respectful partnership among parents, teachers, students, and the school community is essential for success.
- Through a sense of individual responsibility and global awareness, students must be empowered to become active and effective participants in today’s world.
For more information, or to arrange a personal tour of our school, please contact our office at (904) 721-2144.
“1 in 5 children in the U.S. have learning an attention issues like Dyslexia or ADHD.”
“It has nothing to do with how intelligent you are. You can be extremely bright and still have dyslexia. You just have to understand how you learn and how you process information. When you know that, you can overcome a lot of the obstacles that come with dyslexia. When you figure out how you learn, you can accomplish whatever you want.”