Principal's Message

Mrs. Leigh Svajko
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Dear Families,

In community with each of you, I have chosen Father Lopez Catholic High School as my school home.   I am humbled to serve this beautiful community and excited about the future.  Since my first experience here as a teacher in 2005, I have treasured belonging to Father Lopez and never ceased following the academic and athletic achievements of our students.  It is a pleasure to get to witness these accomplishments once again as principal.

Our students travel from multiple zip codes and counties to attend Father Lopez. Subsequently, our students have an impact on Daytona Beach and several adjacent communities. The academic achievements of our students demonstrate excellence in education in this region. The service and stewardship our students enrich the lives of this community and build the Kingdom of God here on earth.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, I strive every day to fulfill our mission of academic excellence within the Catholic tradition. We are blessed with many gifts at Father Lopez.  We have a beautiful campus, impressive students, supportive families and amazing teachers. Perhaps, we are most blessed by the richness of our faith and the long and persistent history of Catholic education. The Catholic school is the heart of the church in many ways.  It is a place where we have the unique and potent opportunity to educate and evangelize.

Thank you for choosing this experience for your family.

Peace be with you,

Leigh Svajko


Father Lopez Catholic High School