Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School Fact Sheet
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Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School Fact Sheet Philosophy Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School believes that parents are the primary educators of the child. Furthermore, we hold that each child is a unique individual who will develop into a dedicated, informed member of society. Accordingly, we direct our efforts toward the total development of each child with a special emphasis on Christian values in every day life. Background The school was established in 1914 by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart Order. Today, the school is staffed by a lay principal and mostly lay teachers of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Enrollment Current enrollment is 310 students with 20 faculty and staff members. We offer full day kindergarten and there is one classroom of each grade, kindergarten through fifth, with double sixth, seventh and eighth grades departmentalized. Curriculum Basic curriculum includes Religion, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Family Life, Science, Computer Literacy K - 8, Physical Education, Art, & Music Facilities On-campus facilities include: PC computer lab, school library, enclosed play yard, church, and A.M. and P.M. extended day care. Extra-Curricular Activities Enrichment activities offered are the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF), Student Council, Jr. High Math Club, Catholic Youth Organization Sports Program (CYO), Cheerleading, Acolytes in Grades 5 through 8, St. Dominic Savio Service Club. Christian Services Monthly school masses, liturgical celebrations, Christian Witness awards, Acolytes, and prayer as an integral part of each day. Parent Participation and Obligations Parent participation is strongly encouraged. Along with the required fund raising obligations, parents are asked to use their talents and skills to assist with the daily activities and special events at the school. Nondiscrimination Policy Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school administered programs.