Saint Charles Borromeo School
The choice of an educational setting for your child's formal education is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We commend you for your interest in Saint Charles Borromeo School and look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your child. Established in September 1939, Saint Charles School exists to provide all students with the highest quality kindergarten through eighth grade value - based education, which integrates faith with the learning process.
At Saint Charles Borromeo School academic and co-curricular programs are grounded in the Catholic faith and designed to guide each student's academic, spiritual and personal growth. ST. CHARLES SCHOOL WEBSITE
The philosophy of Saint Charles School calls faculty and staff:
The philosophy of Saint Charles Borromeo School is founded on the belief that the Catholic school has a unique function in the community. Involved parents and dedicated and professionally prepared faculty along with support staff is necessary to foster and encourage high academic and moral standards. Recognizing that parents are the primary educators, Saint Charles Borromeo School supports and encourages parental responsibility in educating their children, especially in faith and in developing Christian social values. In cooperation with the parents, the faculty and staff endeavors to educate the whole child, emphasizing the dignity and spiritual development of each individual. The total instructional program, enhanced by religious education, is intended to stimulate intellectual, religious, psychological, social and physical growth, thus enabling our students to become responsible Catholics in a diverse society.
Saint Charles Borromeo School is committed to fostering the holistic development of each child. We provide a quality Catholic education to the children from the parish and local community in an academically challenging environment. Our mission is to foster leadership in young people from diverse backgrounds that are confident and self-disciplined, are grounded in strong gospel values based on the traditions of our church, and are prepared to meet challenges and succeed in the 21st Century.
Accreditation and History
Saint Charles Borromeo School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and meets the California Department of Education Standards. Saint Charles School was established as a parish school in 1939 with the Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVMs). The BVMs staffed the school for 43 years. Due to declining numbers in their order, the Sisters were unable to provide a principal for the school as the end of the 1981-1982 year. The BVMs withdrew entirely from Saint Charles School in March 1992. Since 1984, the school has been staffed by Benedictine Sisters and lay personnel. In 2000, a lay principal was hired and most of the faculty members were lay educators.
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