We Need Your Support

The value of a Morning Star School education is immeasurable. As a private 501(c)3 non-profit institution, we rely on parents, grandparents, alumni, foundations, corporations and our supportive community for funding the exceptional educational services we provide. Our students are referred to us from many schools including all schools within the Diocese of St. Augustine and many private and public schools from five surrounding counties.

Ways to Give

There are so many ways to positively impact our students. Each gift of treasure, time or talent helps us achieve our goal –  to provide a strong foundation of faith, service, and academics for students with learning differences in an atmosphere of Christian love, acceptance and respect; encouraging all students to reach their full potential.

DONATE TO OUR ANNUAL FUND Our most important giving priority. Your participation is critical and reflects your belief in all that happens at Morning Star School. Our goal is to raise $55,000 by the end of this school year. Your gift towards this fund helps many school-wide initiatives including enhancements to our classrooms and providing up-to-date educational tools and technology. It allows us to do more for every child we teach! Click HERE for our secure online “Annual Fund” donation form.

DONATE TO OUR “BUILDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE” CAPITAL CAMPAIGN In 2016, as part of our 60th anniversary celebration, we embarked on an ambitious effort to extend services to students beyond elementary and middle school by adding a high school program. And by July 2017 the Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley building was completed making Morning Star a Kindergarten through 12th grade school – A DREAM COME TRUE! The total cost of the building was $1.6M and thanks to many generous donors we are close to $1.3M. We have one Legacy Gift available; to name our Media & Learning Center. This is a $250K pledge that may be paid over 3 to 5 years. We will continue to accept donations until the debt is paid off. Click HERE for our secure online “Building Campaign” donation form.

CASH, REAL ESTATE, SECURITIES AND STOCK GIFTS are other ways you may choose to donate to Morning Star School. Please make checks payable to Morning Star School; 725 Mickler Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211.

CORPORATE GIFTS AND MATCHING DONATIONS: We are so grateful to have the support of local businesses, corporations, major individual donors, foundations and grants. Many companies will also match your personal donation. Speak with your Human Resources office today. Become our ambassador and help us gain  support for our school!

LEGACY GIFTS :  Leave a lasting legacy through a memorial or honorarium gift to the school. We have several naming opportunities available. This is a special way to honor a loved one, a family or an organization. Click HERE to view all naming opportunities.

PLANNED GIVING: Remember us in your will and make a significant contribution to the ongoing success of our school.

All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please call Maria Johnson, our Director of Development at (904) 721-2144 or email development@morningstar-jax.org for a tour of the school or to discuss how you can help Morning Star School continue serving children with learning differences in Northeast Florida.

“On the first day of school I was reminded yet again what a blessing Morning Star and all the staff has been to our family. As I walked over to help drop off school supplies, one of the students was having a tough time about something. He wasn’t having a meltdown or anything but one of the teachers was in tune enough, as she led her students towards their classroom, to notice and immediately alert someone in his grade, so that it could be brought to his teachers attention. It was quickly, very discreetly and very kindly handled away from the other students. As a mom it made me feel proud of all involved. Thank you for your school. I love you all”. ❤️

Proud Parent

Facebook post, 2018

“All the amazing teachers and support staff. Their hearts are so full of love and understanding. We are grateful every day for this beautiful school!”

Grateful Parent

Facebook post, 2016

"I am the root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star...” Rev. 22:16

The mission of Morning Star School as a Catholic Special Education School in the Diocese of St. Augustine is to provide a strong foundation of faith, service, and academics for students with learning differences in an atmosphere of Christian love, acceptance and respect; encouraging all students to reach their full potential.

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