St. Augustine Parish Mission School was founded by Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley of the Diocese of St. Augustine which covered most of the state of Florida . Housed in a two story building on 3601 Douglas Rd. , the school was under the direction of Holy Redeemer Church in Over-town, Miami. The Sisters of St. Joseph staffed the school. St. Augustine was an integrated school serving the African-American community of West Grove.
August 13, 1958.
The Diocese of Miami was created. Coleman F. Carroll from Pittsburgh , PA, became its first bishop.
June 30, 1959.
St. Hugh Parish was founded, and St. Augustine School became St. Hugh School . The Sisters of St. Joseph withdrew from the school.
the Sisters of the Assumption took over the school. Four sisters and Mother Alice Ignatius as principal staffed the school. Mother had just received her M.A. in Education from Barry College .
235 students were enrolled in the school. A large number of mothers were actively involved in the school.
266 students attended St. Hugh School. 1972-1974 Mr. William Sheehan was the first lay principal.
Msgr. John Glorie invited the Adrian Dominican Sisters to direct the school: Sr. Kathleen Donnelly OP as principal, Sr. Dolores LaVoy OP as DRE, and Sr. Margaret Charles OP as faculty member.
The school property on Douglas Rd. was sold, and a new school built next to the church at a cost of $1.5 million. August of 1982 the move from the old facility to the new school took place.