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St Matthias School – Huntington Park
02/14/18
St Matthias School – Huntington Park

St. Matthias in Huntington Park is a school that has heart. Students and families find a committed, faith-filled, reliable force at the center of the administration. The principal is dedicated to building a community within the Catholic school and to helping students reach their full potential. The school recently underwent a rebirth, committing th...

All Souls World Language Catholic School – Alhambra
02/14/18
All Souls World Language Catholic School – Alhambra

All Souls World Language Catholic School is an innovative and competitive educational experience that promotes global awareness through the teaching of multiple languages, a commitment to science, technology, and mathematics, and a dedication to the Catholic tradition. Families at All Souls recognize that the ability to speak more than one language...

NO BOUNDARIES: The Dual Language Immersion Program at St. Paul School
02/14/18
NO BOUNDARIES: The Dual Language Immersion Program at St. Paul School

By Philip Rebentisch In many ways, we lead our lives within ever-present boundaries. Sometimes they are self-imposed. They can also be redlining on a map, divisions in neighborhoods, differences in language or culture, and lack of access to opportunities. History teaches us that boundaries can be moved, changed, or transcended, and education has...

Think Different By Philip Rebentisch
02/14/18
Think Different By Philip Rebentisch

In the late 1990s, Apple® computers had a problem. The machines may have been technically superior to the personal computers of the day, but Apple's sales and corporate management were in tatters. Steve Jobs, one of Apple's founders, returned to the company and oversaw an innovative company philosophy and advertising campaign. It was entitled "Thi...

Remembering St. John Paul II’s visit to Immaculate Conception School
09/15/17
Remembering St. John Paul II’s visit to Immaculate Conception School

It's been 30 years since St. John Paul II visited Immaculate Conception School in Los Angeles, an experience that the school’s staff still remembers with joy and pride. Mary Ann Murphy, who was (and is still is!) the school’s principal during his visit, shares her memories of this blessed day. “August 1, 1987 was the first day of my contra...

Breaking Barriers
06/05/17
Breaking Barriers

In 1981, with knees knocking and nerves rising, 14-year-old Yanira Gomez walked into Ulysses Grant High School with her sister at her side and only two English words remembered from her classes in El Salvador: chair and pencil. Gomez’s parents and seven siblings had just immigrated to the U.S. fleeing the increasingly violent Civil War in El S...

3 Reasons we LOVE our Dual-Language Immersion Programs:
01/27/17
3 Reasons we LOVE our Dual-Language Immersion Programs:

We live in one of the most diverse dioceses in the world. With three counties where 224 languages and dialects are spoken, embracing the many multi-lingual communities in our schools can be a challenge – if you choose to see it that way. Here in Los Angeles, we’ve chosen to embrace this reality of diversity and introduce our brand new Dual-Lang...

Why we teach in Catholic schools
09/13/16
Why we teach in Catholic schools

Shorter days. Back-to-school sales. School buses and heavy traffic. These are some of the signs that school is back in session. But for our new teachers entering the Catholic schools system in Los Angeles, the back to school season is marked by something more notable. Our new teachers come from a diverse set of backgrounds, expectations, and sch...

Parental Involvement
08/31/16
Parental Involvement

Gustavo Cuevas makes physical education more than just physical. He makes it about self-confidence, a healthy lifestyle, and personal effort. For him the primary goal of his job is to help kids “have a positive mindset about themselves.” Growing up, he lacked a positive mentor and he sees how important it is for students to have someone to teac...

Small Size
08/31/16
Small Size

Referencing the familiar adage “It takes a village to raise a child,” Sophie Jenrich recalls an experience that changed her career and life. While working as a Kindergarten assistant teacher she met a little boy who showed her she made the right decision to leave her dental-assistant job and pursue teaching. In a room full of kindergarteners wh...