Bishop John J. Snyder High School opened its doors to a ninth grade class on August 14, 2002. For the next three years we added another freshmen class until our first graduates received their diploma in 2006. We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and are a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).
Bishop John J. Snyder is our namesake. Bishop Snyder was the eighth Bishop of St. Augustine, and he retired in 2002 when the school was named in his honor. On September 27, 2019, Bishop Snyder went home to the Lord. May he rest in peace.
On April 27, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI named Auxiliary Bishop Felipe J. Estévez the tenth Bishop of St. Augustine. He was installed on June 2, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Bishop Estévez joins us each January for the opening mass of Catholic Schools Week. Our students also have the opportunity to visit with Bishop Estévez at the Lady of La Leche mass in St. Augustine and at Catholic Days on the Capitol in Tallahassee.
Deacon Scott Conway was born and raised on Long Island attending primary and secondary school in the Patchogue-Medford School District. After completing high school, he went on to the Cathedral Seminary Residence of the Immaculate Conception for four years, studying Philosophy. After leaving the seminary, Deacon Conway began his teaching career at St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay, Long Island. He was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, and he now ministers in the Diocese of St. Augustine as a deacon and as Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
Deacon David Yazdiya was born in Jacksonville, Florida and attended San Jose Catholic School and Bishop Kenny High School. He graduated from Bishop Kenny in 1981, and he attended St. Meinrad College Seminary. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, and he earned his M.Ed from the University of North Florida.
Deacon Yazdiya was ordained as a permanent deacon in 2006 in the Diocese of St. Augustine’s first class of permanent deacons. He is married to Caroline Corrigan Yazdiya, who also graduated from Bishop Kenny High School. They have three children: David, Talbot, and Caroline, all of whom graduated from Bishop John Snyder High School.
The 2019 Crosier was mailed to families, prospective students, alumni and supporters of Bishop Snyder High School in October. If you would like a copy, please contact Jayson Judy in the Advancement Office at 904-908-8952.