School History

St. Gregory School is built on a 12 acre site in the city of Plantation. The school officially opened in September 1960, with three Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. At that time, the school consisted of four grades totaled 143 students with Sister M. Romauld as principal, and Reverend Michael Keller as pastor of St. Gregory Church. 

In 1974 the school submitted a self-study for accreditation by the Florida Catholic Conference. Following a visit to the school by representatives of the Florida Catholic Conference, St. Gregory School received accreditation in 1975. Our last re-accreditation visit was in 2007.

As the school enrollment grew, a block of temporary wooden classrooms was gradually constructed at the southernmost part of the parish property between 1975 and 1980. The church was partially destroyed by fire in 1979 and was later rebuilt as a Parish Center. Father Martin Cassidy oversaw the building of a new church, which was dedicated by Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy in 1981.

In 1986 a booster club was initiated for the sports program that subsequently provided a basketball court and improved athletic field. That same year a service hour program was instituted involving parents in school activities.

In 1988 the school was the first Catholic School in Broward County to receive the “U.S. Department of Education Excellence Award.” The school is an important part of the parish community of St. Gregory the Great. Parents of students are encouraged to participate fully in the spiritual, educational, and various other activities of the parish.

The Holy Family of Nazareth Sisters relinquished the administration of the parish school in June 1990.

Monsignor Noel Fogarty was appointed pastor in 1991. The Development Office was instituted in 1992 and plans were laid and funds were raised for the rebuilding and renovation of the entire parish facilities.

On February 5, 1995, ground was broken for the construction of new school facilities and a parish gymnatorium. Our state-of-the-art school was completed in August of 1995, and opened for classes, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8.

On January 14, 1996, the new school facilities were blessed by Archbishop John Clement Favalora.

In 1996-97, St. Gregory entered its 36th year as a member of the Catholic School System of the Archdiocese of Miami. Devoted to the service of Catholics in West Broward County, it continues to exemplify its commitment to quality Catholic education.

Facility renovations are ongoing. In the summer of 2000 we completed the teacher faculty lounge, our new meeting room, counselor offices, and student bookstore.  Our plans for a beautiful prayer garden became a reality in the winter of 2002.

 We are happy to report that our church renovation was completed in time for Easter services. In October 2010 Archbishop Thomas Wenski re-dedicated the church.

On June 30, 2011, our beloved pastor, Monsignor Noel Fogarty retired after 20 years of service as our visionary leader of St. Gregory.  On July 1, 2011 Father Michael Hoyer joined our St. Gregory family as our new pastor.

We believe that our school is a great gift to our church and community. In collaboration with our colleagues here and in Catholic schools throughout the country, we commit ourselves to meet the challenges of the future as an American Catholic School for the 21st century.