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 Mrs. Sarah Gates
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
Incarnation Catholic School
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
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement

Incarnation Catholic School participated in the Giving Challenge and raised almost $72,000 (including matches). The school continued fundraising including a Gala attended by parents, alumni, community leaders, and members of the Church of the Incarnation Parish. A successful golf tournament chaired by a parent was conducted in April with proceeds benefiting technology updates at the school.  To build school/community/parish relationships, five fish fry's were held during Lent. Other activities were sponsored by the Parent Association for families.  This past year we secured the school property with fencing, removed and replaced age-appropriate playground equipment.  

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.
During the 2017-2018 school year, the teachers will continue to focus on STREAM with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach to integrating Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.  Field trips, classroom activities, and outdoor learning provide students with ample opportunities to explore these subjects.  
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 assistance.  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.  It is anticipated that the current security cameras will be replaced with high-resolution cameras during the 2017-2018 school year. 
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.
3. Facility Improvements:  As with any older facility, there is a constant challenge of maintaining and updating both interior and exterior spaces.  
4. Technology Upgrades:  While progress has been made with providing up-to-date technology for teachers and students, the need remains to update the infrastructure and wireless capabilities.   


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 members of the Board of Education of Incarnation Catholic School are skilled and accomplished individuals and 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 world language, art, music, technology, and physical education, students interact with degreed and Florida-certified teachers who are committed to the students in their classes.

Budget $1,542,000
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 2017-2018 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 standardized 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 the 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 just completed 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
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 15
Part Time Staff 5
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 100
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
Florida Catholic Conference2011
National Council for Private School Accreditation2016
Awards & Recognition
Blue Ribbon School of ExcellenceU.S. Departmment of Education2008
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance
Accident and Injury Coverage
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
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 Mrs. Sarah Gates
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Oct 2017 to July 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs. Margaret Christie Retired
Mrs. Coleen Curlett M.Ed.Incarnation Catholic School
Michael Fazio DPTBrookdale Senior Living
Mr. John Garisto Community Volunteer
Mrs. Sarah Gates Cardinal Mooney High School
Fr. Matthew Grady Church of the Incarnation
Mr. Paul MacPhail Standard Tile Associates
Patrick Pollifrone Community Volunteer
Julie Rush Jazzercise
Mrs. Robin Serbin Serbin Printing
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 5
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.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month July
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2016
Tax Year End Month June
Tax Year End Day 30
Tax Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $1,542,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,506,000.00
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
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$1,249,766$248,902$378,477
Investment Income, Net of Losses$267,195($31,385)$7,823
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$152,667
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,283,773$1,374,413$1,561,811
Administration Expense$168,200$160,252$260,651
Fundraising Expense$0$0$23,960
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.820.860.85
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%90%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$4,347,223$3,120,472$3,531,908
Current Assets$3,979,290$2,784,923$3,014,583
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$84,193$39,281$66,896
Total Net Assets$4,263,030$3,081,191$3,465,012
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,249,766Tuition Income $335,309Tuition $672,410
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $1,114,886Step Up, McKay Scholarships $298,343Contributions, gifts, grants $378,477
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $267,195Contributions, gifts, grants $248,902Fundraising $152,667
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities47.2670.9045.06
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
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 34239
Phone 941 924-8588