Why Our School

Principal’s Message
I welcome new families to our school by letting them know they are entering a beautiful faith community. That includes school, parish and the many activities both have for spiritual development. It is possible for families to be a part of our school community for 11 years or more, if their child began in our preschool. The relationships students and families form may last many, many years. We celebrate Mass as a school on Friday morning at 8:30, and with the parish at a monthly parish school Mass.

The Catholic Schools Week theme for this year is Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service – a wonderful way to describe our school. It is the strong faith of parents that draws them to our school. It is also the strong faith of our faculty and staff who have accepted their positions as a ministry, teaching our children how to live as Jesus did. Our academic curriculum is guided by the diocesan standards, which now include the CCCS (California Common Core Standards). Students in grades K-8 receive instruction in: Religion, Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Computer, Music and Spanish. Our teachers, parents and students have high expectations. Students begin service hours in Kindergarten and serve others at Mass, at home and in the community.

St. Catherine of Siena School is truly a special place where each student is recognized as a unique individual blessed with their own talents. When students are happy and enjoy coming to school to learn, we know God is present.

May God bless you,

Christine Walsh

Principal