History of Incarnation Catholic School
Incarnation Catholic School opened in 1961 at a temporary site and moved into the current building in 1962. In 1964, four Sisters of St. Francis from the Chicago Province arrived at the school and lay teachers were added to the staff as needed. In 1989, two Sisters of Notre Dame became part-time faculty with two Sisters of Mercy joining the staff in 2001. Today the school has all lay teachers.
Incarnation has retained a rich, caring history from the day it opened its doors in 1961. Much has changed in over 60 years, and ICS has made great leaps forward thanks to the many faculty, alumni, parents, grandparents and volunteers who for decades have invested enormous sums of time, talent and resources into the school and parish community.
In 2008, ICS was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education and Sarasota’s SRQ magazine voted Incarnation Catholic School the Best Private School in 2018. Mrs. Yager became principal in 2021 and Father Eric Scanlan is the Pastor of the Church of Incarnation and Incarnation Catholic School. ICS continues the tradition of excellence in Catholic education that the early religious, lay teachers, and pastors embraced.