Guardian Angel Catholic School


Our motto: Semper Altius (Always Higher) is a clear sign where we want our students to be academically. We want all of our students to work up to their potential. Currently, Guardian Angel School is moving towards the implementation of the Core Curriculum Standards in Language Arts and Mathematics. These new standards offer a more rigorous curriculum. We follow the state standards in the rest of the subjects like Social Studies, Science, etc. Since the truth is one, and not relative to the subject matter, it is our philosophy that all subjects be permeated by our faith respecting the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Academic Program
The academic curriculum is based on the Common Core, California, and Archdiocesan Standards. Guardian Angel Catholic School is now using technology as an efficient way of learning. This is called Blended Learning. All of our students now have access to online resources and computers to make learning more interesting, visual and data driven. The academic program includes the following subjects during the week:

  • Religion (unique religion program designed to establish solid foundations for their faith)
  • Math (in the upper grades, students are placed according to their skill level)
  • Language Arts
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Writing
  • Reading of Children’s classics
  • English Grammar
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education through Fitkids
  • Music: Education through Music
  • Art

Academic Day
The academic day begins with the first bell, which rings at 8:15 a.m., and ends at 3:15 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Fridays school dismisses at 12:30 p.m.

Homework is an important aspect of learning where our students practice what they have learned at home to ensure mastery. It also helps students retain the skills and the content of what they have learned in the classroom.

All Guardian Angel students complete age-appropriate homework assignments. At the elementary school level, homework is a means of fostering a life-long love of learning. It develops the virtues of organization, responsibility and self-control. All of these virtues are necessary to be successful as students, and of course it is a powerful extension of classroom learning.

Free Tutoring
All our students are invited to stay after school to receive after school tutoring for free at least once a week.

Title I
This program focuses on bringing up to grade level students who lack some skills in reading and comprehension.

Math Programs
In the upper grades, our math program offers blended learning where students are placed at their skill level.