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About Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School

Since 1959, Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School has been serving Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties as the only Catholic high school in the area.  We strive to embrace the whole person while recognizing their unique talents and strengths. With approximately 500 students in grades 9-12, our college preparatory school challenges our students to pursue academic excellence.

School Facts

  •  Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School – founded in 1959
  •  Co-educational
  •  Under the auspices of the Diocese of Venice in Florida
  •  Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; National Catholic Education Association
  •  Member of Florida High School Athletics Association
  •  99% of Senior Class will continue their education in college
  •  Majority of graduates qualify for Florida Bright Futures Program
  •  Honors courses offered in each academic area
  •  Advanced Placement courses offered
  •  AP Capstone Diploma offered to eligible students


Cardinal Mooney provides a challenging and diverse college-prep curriculum with full honors, Advanced Placement, and learning strategies programs.  The AP Capstone Diploma is offered to eligible students for their junior and senior years.  We offer a 14:1 student teacher ratio led by highly qualified and engaging faculty.

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Community and Faith

Our students, families, and staff rave about the strong sense of community at Cardinal Mooney.  We offer a safe and welcoming environment where all students excel.  Through daily prayer, faith integration, liturgies, and student led-retreats, Mooney creates an atmosphere of mutual respect and spiritual growth allowing our students to become servant leaders.

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Service to the community is an indispensable part of our Christian heritage. All Cardinal Mooney students actively participate in community service.  Our motto “Serving God in the Community,” emphasizes a strong sense of family, faith, personal responsibility, and community service.  Our students complete over 30,000 hours of community service per year.

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Cardinal Mooney fields 28 different teams in 14 different sports.  In 2019, Cardinal Mooney held three state titles. The Girls Volleyball team won the state championship and Boys’ Golf and Girls’ Swimming each had individual title winners.  From football to tennis and from lacrosse to basketball, Cardinal Mooney offers a full array of athletic programs for our students. 

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The arts curriculum at Cardinal Mooney is designed to encourage students to be expressive and creative while igniting a lifelong interest in the artsClasses range from musical theatre; music instruction; band and string performance groups; visual arts and digital graphics. 

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Accreditations & Memberships


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools


National Catholic Educational Association
Florida High School Athletics Association
Distinguished School

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