Mrs. Barbara Valenta

ValentaEighth Grade and Middle School Religion teacher

Mrs. Valenta has the unique claim of being a graduate of St. Mary of the Assumption School! A resident of Santa Maria since 1959, she continued her education at Santa Maria High School and Allan Hancock College before continuing at the University of San Diego, Alcala Park, and completing her Bachelors degree at Chapman University, where she earned her bachelors degree and California multiple subject teaching credential. In addition to her love of teaching, Mrs. Valenta loves to learn! She has earned a Certificate of Catechetical Ministry from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. She serves the Church as a Eucharistic Minister and singer.

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Why Catholic Education?

  • CATHOLIC FAITH and Christian values are part of everything we do!
  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE using standards set by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and aligned with California standards
  • ADVANCED math classes, including algebra and geometry
  • 200 DAYS of instruction
  • APPLIED TECHNOLOGY using an online lab to integrate subjects with computer skills
  • AFFORDABILITY - While we recognize that a Catholic education is a sacrifice, St. Mary's keeps tuition low through the help of our PTO and dedicated community members.