Claretian parishes are responsible for four thriving parochial schools, three at the elementary level and one at the high-school level. These schools promote high academic and behavioral standards, stressing the importance of faith development and outreach to the community. In addition, Claretians have been at the forefront in establishing alternative, or second-chance, high schools for youth who have dropped out.
Many children from low-income families benefit from scholarship programs offered in Claretian-sponsored ministries. One parish offers a preschool program with special attention paid to children of immigrants and refugees.
Claretians serve on the seminary faculties at Oblate College in San Antonio and at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL. Claretians also serve as campus chaplains at Missouri State University—providing enrichment opportunities for students particularly in social service and volunteer programs.
At San Gabriel Mission, one of the original Spanish missions in California, a well-trained staff, under the direction of the San Jose Dominican Sisters, provides both an excellent elementary school program and an outstanding all-girls high school. Graduates go on to success in college and in a wide variety of careers.
Corpus Christi: Little Ones Preschool
Stone Mountain, GA
Our licensed and accredited preschool has been serving the Corpus Christi parish community since 1978. We offer a variety of preschool programs for children 18 months to 5 years. Our students, some of whom are refugees, come from as many as 12 countries. We use a center-based format focused on different curricula, such as music, computers, art, science, dramatic plays, and reading to enrich, engage, and educate our youngest community members.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School
Attached to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and the National Shrine of St. Jude, this school serves approximately 200 students—97% of whom receive free or reduced lunches—in grades K through 8. We use scholarships, a low student-to-teacher ratio, dedicated and committed teachers, and annual standards testing to create a second value- and faith-based family for the next generation of community leaders.
San Gabriel Mission High School
San Gabriel, CA
This all-girls high school has served young women from diverse ethnic backgrounds for more than 60 years. It is located on the historical grounds of the fourth Mission of California and offers each student the opportunity to grow and mature through Christian formation, to pursue academic excellence, to cultivate respect toward self and others, and to participate in Christian service.
San Gabriel Mission Elementary School
San Gabriel, CA
This school, which is adjacent to the historical San Gabriel Mission, is one of California’s longest operating K–8 parish schools. The Claretians made plans to open a school to serve Spanish and Mexican families when they began ministering to the parish in 1908. Ever since then, San Gabriel Elementary has been committed to academic excellence through a standards-based curriculum enriched by the Dominican and Claretian charisms of sharing the Word and Truth of Jesus Christ.
Sacred Heart Catholic School
Our Sacred Heart Catholic School offers a spiritually and academically rigorous education for preschool through 8th grade. We offer significant tuition assistance so all students can take part in our well-rounded curriculum that includes technology, art, Spanish, and music—with religious education and guidance integrated throughout.