St. Kevin Catholic School opened its doors in August of 1980. The school began with a total of eleven classrooms, two classrooms for grades first through fourth and one for grades fifth through seventh. St. Kevin School became fully accredited in April of 1988. Throughout the years, the school expanded to include two full classes per grade level from Kinder to eighth grade, and a pre-kindergarten program for three and four year olds consisting of two classes for each age level. In order to continue the challenging needs of the community, the school added the Excellence in Catholic Education for Life Program (EXCEL) which is a pull-out remedial program in reading and math. A learning center for 18 month old to two year old students opened in 2009. Currently St. Kevin educates approximately 734 students following the Archdiocese of Miami Curriculum Guide.
The mission of the school is: To assist the parent, the primary teacher in educating the child spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. The school shall enhance each child's God given talents to attain the student's potential and to successfully live the teachings of Christ.
The school is accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and affiliated with the Association of Independent Schools of Florida and the Dade Association of Non-Public Schools. The school participates in many academic and non-academic activities in the community throughout the year. The eighth graders compete in various Academic Olympics at local Catholic high schools and continue to place within the top three schools. In 2009, St. Kevin was the first Catholic elementary school to join the Fairchild Challenge, a program sponsored by The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. Since joining the program the school has always met the challenge and has even placed in the top 3 in the last 3 years.
All of the teachers are university trained professionals certified to teach by the state of Florida. A low teacher turnover provides a secure and stable environment for the students and parents.