A classic approach to a modern education

Become a Part of the Incarnation Catholic School Family


Incarnation Catholic School has been making a world of difference in the lives of students in PreK-3 through 8th grade by providing a challenging and quality education based in faith. We invite you to tour our campus and see firsthand what over 55 years of tradition has built.

  • Creating life-long learners in Pre-K 3 through 8th grade since 1964
  • Welcoming atmosphere and family-oriented community
  • Time honored Catholic traditions
  • Traditional classroom curriculum for all grades
  • 1:1 iPad program for Intermediate and Middle School students
  • Advanced technology throughout campus, including ViewBoards in all classrooms
  • Foreign language classes including Spanish, Mandarin, Latin and French
  • Athletic program including Varsity and intramurals
  • Full kitchen and cafeteria staff on site offering hot lunches
  • Morning & After Care programs
  • Apple-certified teachers
  • Full and Half Day Preschool Programs for 3 & 4 year olds
  • Safe and secure facility including state-of-the-art dismissal system: ICS in the news!
  • Financial Aid available
  • ICS accepts Step Up for Students and AAA Foundation Scholarships
  • Certified VPK provider

We would like to make the admissions process as straightforward as possible and to guide you along the way. Please review the admissions information and contact us for a tour today. We look forward to welcoming your family to ours.


Mrs. Valdes, Office Manager
Mrs. Vidal, Director of Advancement and Marketing

(813) 884-4502


​Admission Procedures

For all grade levels, a personal tour of the campus is encouraged. After paperwork and payment is submitted, all students are required to complete placement testing at Incarnation before admission is complete. 

Admission Requirements Prior to Testing & Interview:

  • Completed Application (available after a campus tour or admissions call)
  • $60 non-refundable testing fee per student
  • Copy of most recent transcript (report cards) for each student, if applicable
  • Copy of most recent State/Standardized Testing for each student, if applicable
  • Copy of 504, IEP, and/or evaluations for speech, developmental, behavioral, learning, or social differences, if applicable

Required Within 1 Week of Acceptance:

  • $400 non-refundable registration fee per student
  • State Birth Certificate for each student
  • State of Florida School Entry Health Form (DH 3040) for each student, completed within the last year
  • Current Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680) for each student
  • Scholarship letter or VPK certificate, if applicable
  • Copy of custodial documentation, if applicable
  • Baptism certificate, if applicable
  • Completed FACTS Payment Plan: online.factsmgt.com/signin/3fghn

Submitting application and fee prior to testing holds a space in the grade for your student.

Specific admissions test information will not be shared prior to testing. Results are only used internally and will not be shared after the test. Families are only notified of an acceptance or decline, not specific testing results or rationale.

Once admitted, the registration fee must be paid within 1 week or the space will be forfeited without refund of testing fee.

Required documents can be mailed, scanned, or submitted directly to the front office.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come first-served basis after current families reregister in early February.

Families are typically notified of acceptance or other status within 3-5 school days of testing.

Both the testing/application and registration fee are non-refundable for any reason, including relocation status.

Incarnation Catholic School has an open admission policy which no person on the grounds of race, color or national origin is discriminated against, nor does this school hire or assign staff on the basis of race, color or national origin.


Age Requirements:

In order for a student in any of the following grades to enter Incarnation he/she must meet the following age requirements.

No exceptions for age requirements to enter VPK or Kindergarten can be considered due to Florida law, even if the student is moving from out of state.

  • Pre-K3- Students must be 3 years old and completely toilet trained to begin the program, admission throughout the school year based on availability
  • VPK (Pre-K4) – 4 years of age by September 1st
  • Kindergarten – 5 years of age by September 1st
  • 1st Grade - 6 years of age by September 1st
  • Incarnation Catholic School is accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) and follows the state of Florida, FCC and Diocese of St. Petersburg Guidelines.
  • Parishioners who are active, contributing members of Incarnation Catholic Church, or other local, or out-of-state Catholic parishes if relocating, will be given first priority for admission into Incarnation Catholic School.

Family Service Requirement: All families are required to perform service to the school through commitment hours at various school events, functions, and opportunities throughout the year.

Immunizations: All students entering ICS must meet the immunization requirements set by law. Parents are required to provide proof of immunizations by submitting the Florida Certification of Immunization form and also provide a current physical form obtained from their child’s physician prior to the first day of school. The Diocese of St. Petersburg does not allow for religious exemption for immunizations.

Statement of Accreditation: ​Incarnation Catholic School is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and holds comprehensive membership in the National Catholic Education Association.


Tuition Rates 2023-2024

K – 8th Grade

Annual Tuition: $7,995.00


Fee associated with full day (7:45am-3:00pm) wrap around program:
$530 per month + VPK voucher
Fee associated with half day (7:45am-12:00pm) wrap around program:
$230 per month + VPK voucher


Full Time Tuition
$640 per month
Five Half Days Tuition
$470 per month

Tuition includes Music, P.E./Health, STREAM, and Media classes for all grades

Other Financial Information:


$300 (non-refundable) technology fee for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students for iPads and accessories
$100 (non-refundable) technology fee for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students for classroom use of personalized iPads and accessories


$200 (non-refundable) graduation fee for all 8th grade students.

$50 (non-refundable) graduation fee for all VPK students.


$150 must be raised through raffle ticket sales

School Security Fee

$270 (non-refundable) per student grades K-8
$135 (non-refundable) per student in PK3
$135 (non-refundable) per student in full day (7:45am - 3:30pm) VPK wrap around program

Incarnation Catholic School accepts Florida's Step Up For Students Scholarship and the AAA Foundation Scholarship. We offer payment plans through FACTS Tuition Payment Program.

All ICS families and new applicants can create a Grant & Aid Assessment through FACTS to be considered for school support once accepted.

Step Up for Students/Florida Tax Credit Scholarship


AAA Foundation Scholarship


Diocese of St. Petersburg Assistance




The Early Learning Program is a place that

  • delights in being with children and sharing in their joys;
  • nurtures a child's ability to wonder, explore and create;
  • believes children learn through hands-on play and through meaningful social interactions with both adults and peers;
  • provides a student-centered environment that promotes social, emotional, spiritual and moral growth and development;
  • supports parents in their role as primary educators of their child[ren]

VPK Certificate

Our preschool classes follow the same schedule and policies as all Incarnation students, including attendance expectations. Full day enrollment for all students is 7:45am (tardy bell) until 3:00pm (dismissal.) Half day is available for Pre-K3 and VPK from 7:45am until 12:00pm. The preschool uses the same school calendar and is closed all summer, a week at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas, and the week after Easter. Preschool students are welcome to attend both morning and after care.


Morning & After Care

Morning Care

Before school supervision is held every school day from 7:00 AM until 7:30 AM. All students who arrive on the school grounds before 7:30 AM must be in Morning Care in the School Library. There is no charge for the Morning Care service. 

After Care Program

The After Care Program is located in the Media Center with ICS faculty. It provides an enjoyable atmosphere with a variety of activities, including: homework time, arts and crafts, computer time, and outdoor and indoor play. After Care is available until 6:00pm on all school days, unless otherwise noted on the school calendar. There is a per child yearly registration fee for After Care, plus a monthly or daily fee per child.

Admission Policies​: The After Care Program is restricted to only those students enrolled at Incarnation Catholic School. Every student attending after care must have a current after care Registration Form on file. It is the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian to inform the school of any changes of information on the form. VosRi card is needed for pick up.