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your children are respected and supported on their journey toward self-discovery and finding their place in the world,” wrote principal Sandy Basingner as a welcome to parents. “As a Catholic school we have a strong set of values we impart on our students on a daily basis by teaching the Catholic faith and by modeling how Jesus wants us to treat and care for each other. This is a special place.” St. Mary’s rich curriculum boasts excellent academics, arts, ath-letics and state-of-the-art technology. St. Mary’s comprehensive curriculum meets Cambridge International Educational Standards. As part of Florida Virtual School, St. Mary’s permits qualifying middle school students to take online classes. Joining the list of faith-based schools is the “newest kid on the block,” Central Life Academy. The school is affiliated with Central Life Church and features a curriculum that emphasizes learning as an interactive process in a nurturing Christian environment that challenges students to understand and utilize the unique gifts God has given each of them. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. At 32940 schools, students will be well armed to become the thoughtful, compas-sionate leaders of tomorrow. n F or more information on Brevard County Public Schools visit www.brevard.k12.fl.us/ For information on the following faith-based schools: Ascension Catholic School, 2950 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne. Call 321-254-1595 or visit www. ascensioncatholicsch.org Central Life Academy , 5995 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-632-2880 or visit www.centrallife.org Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Call 321-723-8323 or visit www.htacademy.org St. Mary’s Catholic School 1152 Seminole Dr., Rockledge. Call 321-636-4208 or visit www.stmarys-school.com.