Santa Fe Catholic High School

Santa Fe Catholic High School, Lakeland, FL    Celebrating Over 50 Years of Educational Excellence




Incoming Freshman
To apply for admission, please click on the following link to be taken to our Online Admissions form to begin the process:

Online Admissions

Transfer Student
Step 1:  Please click on the highlighted links to download the principal recommendation form that will need to be completed by the principal at your child’s current school. You will also need to request an unofficial transcript.

Step 2:  Contact the SFC office for more information and access to the application.
Step 3:  Once accepted complete Registration and submit the registration fee.

To Apply for FACTS Tuition Payment Plan and/or Tuition Aid click here.  

FACTS Tuition Payment Plan
Each NEW family MUST join the FACTS Tuition Payment Plan.  Below are the payment plans available.  FACTS charges a one-time administrative fee of $45 for multi-payment plans.  Annual payees do not pay an administrative fee and Semi-Annual pays a $15 fee.

Payment Options

  • Monthly
  • Bi-Monthly
  • Quarterly
  • Semi-Annual
  • Annual (3% discount if received by July 1)

Please note that registration is NOT completed for NEW FAMILIES until you enroll.  Instructions are located in the Registration papers.

CURRENT families will be rolled over with the same payment plan as last year.  Families with a returning student and a new student are considered a current family.  If you would like to change your payment plan please contact Melody Townsend at 863-665-4188, Ext. 225 or email:

FACTS Peace of Mind Benefit
Peace of Mind is a Benefit  that is payable upon the death of either the Responsible Party (plan owner) or their legal spouse.

Limitations to Coverage?

  • The Responsible Party (plan owner) must be under age 70 at the time they enroll in Peace of Mind.
  • Payments in arrears are not covered.
  • Peace of Mind is not available on plans that have one scheduled payment.

What is the Cost?

  • The cost is $14 per agreement.

FACTS Tuition Aid

The fee to apply for tuition aid is $25.00. Applicants will be notified BY MAIL regarding the status of the application, by the middle of May, for applications received by the April 15th deadline. Applications received after the deadline will still be accepted and processed as quickly as possible.

Only one FACTS Grant & Aid application is required per Diocesan family.

Please be advised that your student must be registered at Santa Fe Catholic High School and your FACTS tuition payment plan complete to be considered for financial aid.  Submitting an application does not guarantee assistance will be provided.

Accepted Scholarships

Santa Fe Catholic High School participates in the Step Up for Students and AAA corporate scholarship programs. Application forms and additional information are available online at or

Criteria for Admission

Santa Fe Catholic High School will consider all applications for admission. However, there are certain criteria which must be met. The following criteria will be considered when determining admissions to Santa Fe Catholic High School. No one standard will be used exclusively to determine eligibility, but rather a student profile using all applicable standards will be developed.

  • Students must show promise of academic progress
  • The family and student must show a commitment to the value of education
  • Students must recognize the importance of, and commit to, a spiritual life, with their family’s support
  • Santa Fe Catholic has an expectation of behavior that promotes a learning environment. Consistent violations of behavior or actions that hinder the learning process will be a consideration for non-admission in any school year
  • Great emphasis will be placed on the parent/student interview with the principal

Priority will be given to:

  • Catholic students transferring from feeder grade schools who are registered in and support a Catholic parish. Existing feeder schools are St. Joseph Winter Haven, Resurrection Catholic School, and St. Anthony Catholic School.
  • Students coming from St. Paul Lutheran. St. Paul’s is considered a feeder school on a yearly basis
  • Catholic students transferring from other Catholic schools
  • Siblings of present students and/or children of alumni of Santa Fe Catholic High School
  • Students committed to the development of both their academic and spiritual growth. For information on our international program, please contact Theresa Rivera at

We invite applications from all students who are interested in an outstanding academic program in surroundings that emphasize and nurture Christian values.

For more information or to schedule your personal tour, please call the main office, 863.665.4188 or email President Matt Franzino at