Guardian Catholic School - Protecting Potential

Since 1996 the Catholic Foundation has been honored to steward Guardian’s endowed fund. As of June 30, 2021, the market value was over 2.5 million and the disbursement for fiscal year 20-21 was $81,898.38. Sister Dianne Rumschlag, the longtime head of school, said, “money from our school’s Catholic Foundation endowment stabilizes our capacity to provide a quality Catholic education. It’s the thing you can always count on.”

Led by the Sisters of Notre Dame, Guardian’s transformative model nurtures the whole student – mind, body, and spirit. Regardless of financial status or religious preferences, Guardian students are taught foundational skills for lifelong success.

Guardian Catholic School students defy the odds. Located in Jacksonville’s urban core, Guardian offers its students a quality Catholic education, breaking the cycle of poverty with a high school graduation rate of 96 percent. All 400 Guardian students qualify for free breakfast and lunch and receive some level of financial support from the school. Guardian exceeds standards for instructional learning and support – preparing their students for success from day one!