The distinct purpose of the Catholic schools is to proclaim the Gospel message, to build community, and to educate. Within the school community the administrators, teachers, clergy, parents and students experience together what it means to live a life of prayer, community, personal responsibility, and freedom, manifesting the Gospel values of peace, justice, community, love, patience, reconciliation, and respect.
The curriculum in all schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is developed and based on the California Essential Knowledge and Skills and the national standards in specific academic area along with the integration of Gospel values. Curriculum/Standards Guides are developed and revised as needed with required in services for school personnel.
Local curriculum development, that builds on and enhances the Archdiocesan curriculum/standards, is the responsibility of the principal in consultation with the faculty. Each school strives for a well-balanced curriculum development by considering factors such as individual needs, instructional organization, strengths of the faculty, and current research.
Elementary School Curriculum