Bishop Verot Catholic High School, building on more than 50 years of tradition and excellence in Catholic education, is a community of faith and learning dedicated to service and centered on Christ. An educational ministry of the Diocese of Venice, Florida, Bishop Verot serves students from southwest Florida as well as international students in a co-educational college preparatory environment. Bishop Verot provides students with opportunities for lifelong learning and leadership. Teaching skills for college and values for life.
Bishop Verot High School is a Catholic community of learning for young men and women sponsored by the Diocese of Venice, administered by a dedicated staff of Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and devout lay people, supported by parents and the priests and people of 22 Roman Catholic parishes in the Deanery. The philosophy of Bishop Verot identifies a religious purpose and an academic purpose. Both are interrelated. We believe that the Christian commitment in service to God and neighbor is engendered by fostering the students' understanding of and respect for truth, which is evidenced in the teaching of Jesus Christ as proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church, and by upholding democratic values in our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The spirit of our patron, Saint Francis de Sales, in which our apostolate is carried out, is noted especially for the Christian values of charity, gentleness, and respect for the dignity, freedom, and uniqueness of each student, who is created in God’s image and blessed with gifts and talents that are to be nurtured and developed.
Therefore, education is understood by its very nature to be a spiritual activity. The learning, growth, and development that result bring each person closer to reaching their God-given potential as human beings. The essential condition for learning is the purposeful activity, the willingness to work. Learning is not a gift freely given, but an objective that the learner must pursue. The faculty and staff of Bishop Verot, while recognizing the primary role of parents in the total educative process, see as their function one of instructing, motivating, directing and assisting young students through the learning process to reach their fullest Christian human potential within a favorable learning environment.
Schools are for learning. Every program we offer, whether curricular or co-curricular, holds the promise and potential for student growth. Our students are expected to learn useful knowledge and related intellectual skills. Bishop Verot admits students who are able to take advantage of the programs we offer, and who desire to meet their responsibilities as members of the student body within the context of a community of faith. We will cooperate with each student in identifying and developing his/her particular talents and in enabling each student to achieve a full life as a mature Christian and member of the human community.
In fulfilling our educational mission, we are concerned for the spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical, and social development of each student. By these efforts, we attempt to maintain standards of excellence in every school program in preparing students to meet the challenges of living a Christian life in the modern world.