Mary Help of Christians Catholic School – Parkland’s Leading Parochial School
A Private Catholic School / Preschool in Parkland Fl. serving all of the 33067
Dr. Alexandra Fernandez is the Principal at Mary Help of Christians School in Parkland.
For the past 18 years, Fernandez has served in a variety of teaching and leadership roles, most recently as principal of Annunciation School in West Park for seven years. She has a doctorate of education in leadership, a master’s in educational leadership, and a bachelor’s in secondary English education. She also holds Professional Certification and Clinical Educator Certification in the State of Florida.
She currently serves on the Principal’s Advisory Committee for the Office of Catholic Schools as well as Visitation Team Chairperson for the Florida Catholic Conference Accreditation Program. She also served as a member of the Catholic Education Focus Team for the archdiocese’s Second General Synod and created and facilitated a Principal’s Professional Learning Community for elementary principals in the Archdiocese of Miami.
She and her husband of 28 years are the proud parents of twin daughters who attended K-12 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Miami and who currently attend the University of Notre Dame.
Mary Help of Christians Catholic School program for preschool students provides children with a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment where children are respected and engaged in learning through play each day. Students are encouraged to explore their surroundings and participate in hands-on, age-appropriate activities. This approach to learning encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills in a developmentally appropriate way. Children learn the beautiful gift of God’s love for them and experience the wonder of God’s world while developing friendships, acquiring the skills necessary for school, and discovering a lifelong love of learning.
Our preschool program follows the regular school calendar and is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference.
2 Year Old Program – Available Part-time 2, 3 or 5 days a week
Young 2’s must be 1 on or before March 1, 2018
2 1/2’s must be 2 on or before March 1, 2018
3 Year Old Program – Available Full-time or Part-time 2, 3 or 5 days a week
3’s must be 3 on or before September 1, 2018 and toilet-trained
4 Year Old PreK Program – Available Full-time or Part-time 3, 4 & 5 days a week
Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, voted as the best private school in Coral Springs and Parkland, is a Roman Catholic elementary school owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Miami. We are fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference.
Mary Help of Christians Catholic School (MHOC) is a vibrant learning community serving students in Prekindergarten through Grade 8. Fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference, our school provides students with a strong educational program rooted in our beautiful Catholic faith!
The school is located in the beautiful City of Parkland on a 27-acre campus. Currently, there are approximately 600 students enrolled for the 2018-19 school year in grades PreSchool through Grade 8.
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