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The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is home to the nation’s largest Catholic school system with approximately 66,000 students from grades TK-12 in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. We strive to provide young people with an academically rigorous and doctrinally sound education that maximizes their learning potential, fosters faith, and nurtures talents and interests.

Welcoming Community

We welcome all students, both Catholic and non-Catholic, to our schools. We believe that religious and cultural diversity enrich the school experience. More than 70 percent of our students identify as students of color, and three out of four students are Catholic. In addition, we prioritize a strong sense of community and collaboration with parents, as we believe parents are the primary educators of their children. Therefore, we are committed to good communication among parents, faculty, and administrators, who work together as a team to optimize each student’s education.

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Students working together utilizing technology devices

Academic Excellence

Through the decades, our schools have maintained a tradition of academic excellence providing a rigorous curriculum that develops the whole child. Each of our accredited schools offers a well-rounded educational experience that prepares students to thrive in a morally complex and rapidly changing world.

Research shows that students in Catholic schools develop a higher level of academic skills, score above the national average on standardized tests, and are more likely to graduate from high school. Catholic school graduates are also more likely to attend college and graduate.

Innovative School Models

Our growing network of innovative school models is a reflection of our commitment to providing exciting, future-focused, and diverse learning environments for our students. Our mission is to provide an appropriate learning environment for every student.


My children are not only receiving a quality education in a nurturing and safe environment centered in Christ, they are developing their unique identities as members of the body of Christ. Esmeralda Garcia
Parent, St. Pancratius School


A Catholic education is an investment in your child's future. Visit a school near you to discover the richness, beauty, and excellence of our school communities!