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Guardian Angel Catholic School

About Our School

THEY’RE GOING TO COLLEGE!
Education Is Key to Their Success
 
Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual Growth at Guardian Angel School
They attend Guardian Angel School. Did you know? Latino children who attend Catholic schools, like Guardian Angel, are 3 times more likely to graduate from a 4-year University?

At Guardian Angel, we provide the tools for your child’s success through developing their knowledge, wisdom, and faith. We know that we are guiding God’s most precious gifts and our future leaders.

Why Guardian Angel School?
  • Transitional Kinder through 8th Grade
  • Full Day Transitional Kinder (Age 4) & Kindergarten
  • Tuition Assistance Available
  • 6 Years WASC Accredited
  • After School Day Care
  • Faith & Character Formation
  • Full-time Music Instructor & Integrated Curriculum
  • Blended Learning
  • Common Core Standards
  • Music Program
  • Summer Leadership Camp
  • Writing & Science Programs
  • Comprehensive Sports Program
  • Safe Learning Environment – “Zero Bullying – Only Happy Kids”
  • Kindergarten Testing – Ongoing
  • Limited Space. Scholarships Available
 
Mission
Guardian Angel Catholic School is a Christ-Centered community committed to promote the love for God, love for the Church, and deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Parents and teachers collaborate to form well-rounded individuals empowered by faith, virtue and the pursuit of academic excellence. 

Vision
Guardian Angel School is a place where all children experience the love of God, see the beauty of creation and are taught to find the truth in the most efficient manner. 
Why Choose Guardian Angel School
Whole Person
Guardian Angel Catholic School believes in forming the whole person.

Spiritual Formation
We form our students spiritually by teaching them the doctrine and the values of the Catholic Church. Our students develop a love for the Church, the Pope, the Blessed Virgin Mary and God. We foster the practice of prayer and the sacraments, so that they may be equipped with the tools necessary to be good disciples of Our Lord.

Human Formation
Our students receive a strong human formation by constant practice of the Cardinal virtues: temperance, fortitude, justice and prudence. We offer a positive discipline, and provide for them other opportunities to grow in their will power such as sports. The love for all those things beautiful is fostered through weekly music classes, poetry and plays.

Intellectual Formation
Finally, we offer a strong academic program. We are incorporating the Core Curriculum Standards for language arts and math. For religion, science, and social studies, we follow the guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In all we try to challenge our students so that they may be the best they can be.
SCHOOL HISTORY
Guardian Angel School was established in 1956 in order to provide an instructional program with strong religious bases for first and second graders within its parish boundaries. In that year, two lay teachers staffed the school. In 1957, the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, with its provinciality located in Hyattsville, Maryland, accepted the call to minister to the people of Pacoima, California. The Congregation accepted the administration of the school and commissioned five religious to assist the two lay teachers, thus, the school expanded its services to include grades 3 6. In 1959, the staff increased to include five Religious of Jesus and Mary and three lay teachers opening its doors in September, 1959, to students in grades 1 8. In 1988, funds were made available through grant money for Kindergarten to be opened as well as a computer lab. In 1998, the Religious of Jesus and Mary turned over the administration of the school to the parish and the first lay principal was hired.

Guardian Angel School presently serves about 235 students from Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 8. Students also come from neighboring parishes and cities. Today, Guardian Angel has graduated more than two thousand students. Many of whom have become successful Catholics.

Demographically, Guardian Angel can be considered predominantly Hispanic, but it is blessed to have other ethnicities. While most of our students come from Pacoima, many come from neighboring cities like San Fernando, Mission Hills, Sunland, Panorama City, Van Nuys, etc.