I love Incarnation. . . . . Incarnation was a great school for our family. Our children received an excellent foundation in the educational skills necessary for their continued academic success. Incarnation also reinforced our family values of kindness, service and respect so that our children could grow to be responsible adults."”
Steve and Jane Motosko
I feel very blessed to have my 3 children attend Incarnation Catholic School. All of the teachers are very educated with most of them having their Master’s degree. Our principal cares so much for the children that I know they are always in good hands. Most importantly, the students are receiving a quality Catholic education.”
Incarnation School embodies the motto of growing in faith, love and knowledge. I believe that Incarnation School has given my three children all of these values. Growing up in today’s society is not simple and there are many distractions. I feel that the love and dedication of the staff and principal are vital to creating an environment where children feel safe and loved. Each day the children are told that they are special and that God loves them very much. On their birthdays, it is celebrated as “We Thank God You Were Born Day”. I commend the school for teaching the children that life is not always just about them. Instead the students learn to look around and help those less fortunate. Incarnation has taught my children to share their love, faith and knowledge with others, especially in their own family.”
What makes Incarnation a Blue Ribbon School? I believe it is family and formation of our Catholic faith and the values that go with that. It all starts when students come to school as kindergartners. They are paired with 8th graders for Mass who coach them when to sit, stand and kneel at the proper times, also when to talk softly and when not to. It is family. It is when the primary teachers of children, the parents, entrust their children to the Incarnation School Family. It is the teachers, aids, volunteers, office staff, maintenance men and everyone else who support the school. It is also our principal, the priests and the Bishop. We are a Blue Ribbon School because of the Incarnation Family. Every child knows he is with family when he is at home and at school.”
My Appreciation for Incarnation Catholic School. One of the greatest gifts my parents ever gave my brother and me was an education at Incarnation Catholic School. We attended ICS from kindergarten through 8th grade. It was during these nine years that I truly found God and my greatest passion. As a student, I could appreciate the teachers and the friends I made, but it was difficult to see the big picture at such a young age. I can recall two points, thus far, that have shown me just how valuable of an education I received at ICS.
One of my middle school ambitions was to be accepted into the International Baccalaureate Program for high school. After filling out the IB application and writing the required essay, I anxiously waited to find out if I had been accepted. Finally, I called the high school to see what my chances were. As I explained my situation, the secretary on the other line asked me what middle school I was attending. After telling her it was my 9th year at ICS, she chuckled and told me not to worry about it. Two days later, my letter arrived, and I had been accepted. Thanks to ICS, I was not only accepted into IB, but the accelerated education I received helped me overcome several academic obstacles that I endured during the program.
I am currently enrolled at the University of Florida, working on my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. I can remember the exact moment that I first decided to become a teacher. I was in Mrs. Pat Donivan’s fourth grade class and she was explaining a math problem that I never quite understood. It was through her patience and persistence that I finally grasped the concept. From that moment on, I knew that I wanted to influence people, like she influenced me.
I am now at a point where I am learning to become a teacher and it is the example of my former ICS teachers that motivates me and brings forth this untamable passion. I hope to one day return to ICS as a teacher and make a difference in the lives of my students, as my teachers did for me.”