Incarnation Catholic School
2911 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota FL 34239
Incarnation Catholic School exists to provide an education of excellence while fostering the teaching mission of Jesus Christ to grow in faith, knowledge and love of God.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Coleen Curlett M.Ed.
Board Chair Mr. Karl D'Accursio
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
Supported Organization Diocese of Venice
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1961
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt 0
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,750,350.00
Projected Expenses $1,991,625.00
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement

Incarnation Catholic School participated in the Giving Challenge and raised almost $70,000 (including matches). The school continued fundraising including a Gala attended by parents, alumni, community leaders, and members of the Church of the Incarnation Parish. The first Annual Fund was initiated with contributions from the school community and the church parishoners. To build school/community/parish relationships, four fish frys were held during lent with 200-250 attending each one. Other activities were sponsored by the Parent Association for families.

This year we are focusing on securing the school property with fencing, removing and replacing age-appropriate playground equipment, and continuing all fundraising activities from the previous year. 
This year 
A fully-accredited member of the Florida Catholic Conference, Incarnation Catholic School exceeds State of Florida Sunshine Standards of educational achievement, and student results in the Iowa Test of Basic Skills showed that Incarnation Catholic School ranked among the highest in the nation.
Incarnation Catholic School was recognized at a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School in 2008. 
Needs Statement
1.  Financial Assistance:  ICS enrolls families who desire a faith-based education for their children. Many of our students come from low income families or are in need of tuition assitance.  Your support of this program directly impacts the future of these students and the future of the Sarasota area.
 2.  Security Upgrades: ICS is a school that was built in the 1960's with an open campus atmosphere.  Schools today need more security to provide for the safety of students.  Phase I improvements are in process with gates and fencing in the hallways and around the school.  Phones were added to the classrooms for better teacher to office communication.  Current security cameras were replaced with high resolution cameras.
The second phase of the security improvements is to provide a single point of entry (SPOE).  This will include restructuring the school office so there is only one main point of entrance to the school. The estimated cost for the second phase is $30,000.
Many pieces of playground equipment are in need of repair; therefore, funding for new age-appropriate playground equipment is needed.


Background Statement

The Incarnation Catholic School opened its doors for the first time in 1961.  Plans were made, money was raised, teachers and staff were hired, and a new school building welcomed 121 students.

Beginning with grades one through four, by 1965 there were eight grades and 269 pupils. In the years that followed, Incarnation Catholic School continued to grow and flourish. As it did, more teachers were added and the curriculum became more diverse and varied.
After an extensive fundraising campaign, a major expansion was begun and completed, including a new building, in 1993. This expansion included the addition of a computer lab, an art studio, and new administrative offices.
In 2008, Incarnation Catholic School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, the first catholic school in Sarasota to attain that distinction.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments Students attend Incarnation Catholic School from all areas of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Bradenton, and Osprey.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Religion- Related
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

The Board of Education of Incarnation Catholic School is a vital, energetic, and zealous collection of skilled and accomplished individuals all passionately interested in supporting the mission of the teachers and staff while always putting the students at the forefront of our cares and concerns. 

By gathering committed individuals with various areas of expertise, we strive to provide a balanced and informed forum for debate and direction, all in a united effort to best enable the school to attain its goal of offering an academically excellent education of the highest quality, in a Catholic Christian setting, and embodying the principles of Jesus Christ with regard to self, family and community.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

The central and paramount purpose of Incarnation Catholic School is to provide an education of excellence grounded in the truths and values taught by Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church to our community of students while recognizing the unique gifts of each child. As co-educators with the family, the entire school community strives to promote in each child a sense of responsibility and respect for all humankind, while providing the skills necessary to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. We ardently foster the teaching mission of Christ, and all who minister here strive to make God incarnate through faith, knowledge, and love.


Incarnation Catholic School offers Pre-kindergarten (including VPK) through Grade 8 in a Christ-centered environment forming a community of families, students, and staff. Dedicated to academic excellence, we are proud of our attention to individual student’s learning styles and we take steps to help every student achieve to their highest potential. With core subjects plus Spanish, art, music, technology, and physical education, students interact with degreed and Florida certified teachers who are committed to the students in their classes.

Budget $1,991,625
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Short Term Success We expect all of our incoming eighth graders to graduate in the 2013/2014 academic year.
Long Term Success 100% of Incarnation Catholic School graduates have gone on to graduate from high school over the last five years, and more than 95% have gone on to graduate from college or other secondary education programs.
Program Success Monitoring Students are continually measured for progress and academic success through testing and teacher evaluation.
Program Success Examples 90% of our most recent eighth grade class graduated with honors.
Program Comments by Organization


  • To continue to integrate the Catholic Christian philosophy into all aspects of school life and to provide opportunities to strengthen faith community.
  • To help students develop a positive self-concept, an attitude of respect toward all others and a love for learning. 
  • To strengthen the service component for all students to help them practice their Faith on a practical level. 
  • To equip students with the skills necessary to function effectively as productive adults in a society in which solving problems, working cooperatively and accessing, communicating and using information is of primary importance. 
  • To develop a sense of responsibility for our school/parish facilities, our neighborhoods and our world. 
  • To strive to meet the needs of individual students through professional development of our faculty and staff.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Coleen Curlett M.Ed.
CEO Term Start Aug 2016
CEO/Executive Director Email

Mrs. Curlett is in her first year as Principal of ICS after serving as Assistant Principal at St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton. She taught middle school math at St. Joseph’s for 13 years and at St. Martha’s in Sarasota for two years. She attended Bishop McDevitt High School in Pennsylvania. She and her husband, Bill, have been married for 26 years and have four children. They are members of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church where Bill is a Eucharistic Minister. They have four children. She received her Master's degree in Education from the University of Texas and Bachelor's degree in Math Secondary Education from Gwynedd Mercy University, Pennsylvania.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Dr. Ann Davis Ph.D.June 2014 - Aug
Ms. Regina Housel - June
Senior Staff
Mrs. Barbara Duncan Bookkeeper
Ms. Pat Malcolm Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cynthia Pflug Media Specialist/Librarian
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 16
Part Time Staff 5
Staff Retention Rate % 80
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 150
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Incarnation Catholic School is intrinsically related to, and affiliated with, the Church of the Incarnation, which is a Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Venice.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Blue Ribbon School of ExcellenceU.S. Departmment of Education2008
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization
The central and paramount purpose of Incarnation Catholic School is to provide an education of excellence grounded in the truths and values taught by Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church to our community of students while recognizing the unique gifts of each child.
As co-educators with the family, the entire school community strives to promote in each child a sense of responsibility and respect for all humankind, while providing the vital skills necessary to meet the growing challenges of the twenty-first century. We ardently foster the teaching mission of Christ, and all who minister here strive to make God incarnate through faith, knowledge, and love.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Karl D'Accursio
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term July 2016 to June 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs. Maureen Bradley Community Volunteer
Mrs. Coleen Curlett M.Ed.Incarnation Catholic School
Mr. Karl D'Accursio Community Volunteer
Dr. Carol Darling Incarnation Catholic School
Fr. Matthew Grady Church of the Incarnation
Mr. Bobby Rosenberg Community Volunteer
Mr. Robert Rowan Community Volunteer
Fr. Michael Scheip Church of the Incarnation
Mrs. Felicia Seedorf Community Volunteer
Mr. Kenneth Sons Community Volunteer
Mrs. April Vavra Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Governance Comments by Organization The chief challenge for the Board of Directors of Incarnation Catholic School continues to be increasing enrollment and amplifying our presence in the Parish, in neighboring parishes, and in the community at large.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $1,750,350.00
Projected Expenses $1,991,625.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $3,114,767.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy % 5
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,374,413$1,561,811--
Administration Expense$160,252$260,651--
Fundraising Expense$0$23,960--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.860.85--
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%85%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%5%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$3,120,472$3,531,908$3,739,451
Current Assets$2,784,923$3,014,583$3,209,378
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$39,281$66,896$56,929
Total Net Assets$3,081,191$3,465,012$3,682,522
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTuition Income $335,309Tuition $672,410 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountStep Up, McKay Scholarships $298,343Contributions, gifts, grants $378,477 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $248,902Fundraising $152,667 --
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities70.9045.0656.38
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial figures were taken from the unaudited financial statements (compilations). For 2014, only the balance sheet has been provided; accordingly, no profit and loss information is reported at this time for 2014.
Nonprofit Incarnation Catholic School
Address 2911 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
Phone 941 924-8588