Student Learning Expectations

Portrait of a St. Mary's Graduate!

A graduate of St. Mary's is a faithful Catholic who:

  • Dedicates service to God, the Church, family and community
  • Practices and applies Church teachings
  • Has strong morals and ethics
  • Prays using memorized and spontaneous prayer
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of the foundations of their faith and Church teachings
  • Uses and understands Scripture
  • Enthusiastically responds at Mass and communal prayer
  • Is forgiving
  • Cares for the environment

A graduate of St. Mary's is a life-long learner who:

  • Is prepared academically for success in high school
  • Uses technology properly to communicate, acquire information, and solve problems
  • Thinks critically and creatively
  • Reads, writes and speaks effectively
  • Has an understanding and appreciation for the fine arts
  • Seeks clarification and further education
  • Gathers, organizes, and applies information

A graduate of St. Mary's is a person of integrity who:

  • Is courteous and demonstrates self control
  • Takes responsibility for their actions
  • Respects themselves, authority, and all of God's diverse creation
  • Responds to all situations in a Christian manner
  • Makes moral choices according to the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Is aware of local and global issues
  • Is able to appreciate and understand our multicultural society
  • Assesses their own strengths & areas for improvement
  • Practices personal hygiene, proper nutrition, physical fitness, and safety guidelines

A graduate of St. Mary's is a productive citizen who:

  • Works independently and cooperatively with others
  • Analyzes, evaluates and initiates positive change
  • Communicates effectively, listens compassionately and critically
  • Observes, experiments, discovers, and reaches solutions
  • Formulates, asks and answers questions
  • Displays the elements of good sportsmanship
  • Sets goals, problem-solves, manages time, and accepts responsibility for their choices
  • Develops healthy relationships

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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.