Of our Claretian parishes, four are responsible for thriving parochial schools, three at the elementary level and one at the high school level. At San Gabriel Mission, one of the original Spanish missions in California, a well-trained staff provides both an excellent elementary school program and an outstanding all-girls high school. Graduates go on to succeed in college and in a wide variety of careers.
These schools promote high academic and behavioral standards, stressing the importance of faith development and outreach to the community. One parish provides a preschool program with particular attention paid to children of immigrants and refugees.
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.
Claretians serve on the seminary faculties at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, Illinois, and the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) in San Antonio, Texas. Our missionaries also serve as Campus Chaplains at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO and Fresno State University in Fresno, CA. They provide enrichment opportunities for students, particularly in religious formation and volunteer programs.
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, this school serves approximately 200 students, 97% of whom receive free or reduced lunches in grades K thru 8. We use scholarships, a low student-to-teacher ratio, dedicated and committed teachers, and annual standards testing to create a faith-based education for the next generation of community leaders.
San Gabriel Mission Elementary School
San Gabriel, CA
This Elementary School is one of California’s oldest K thru 8th grade 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.
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 historic grounds of San Gabriel Mission. It 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.
Sacred Heart Catholic School
Our Sacred Heart Catholic School offers a spiritually and academically rigorous education for Preschool thru 8th grade. All students take part in our well-rounded curriculum that includes technology, art, Spanish, and music with religious education and guidance integrated throughout. We also offer significant tuition assistance.
St. Joseph Elementary School
Jersey City, NJ
Saint Joseph Catholic Elementary School is an educational community dedicated to preparing its students spiritually, academically, socially, technologically, physically and emotionally for the future. Their shared efforts are directed toward creating a peaceable school environment rich in diverse opportunities that support academic challenge for a multicultural population.
Victoriaville, Qúebec CANADA
Founded in 1954 by the Claretian Missionaries, the Collège Clarétain of Victoriaville has been giving life to the girls and boys who attend this private secondary school. The school is a diversified, dynamic, innovative living environment, adapted to the today’s reality of young people and their families.
First intended to welcome and train candidates for missionary life, the social context by the end of the sixties changed the schools orientation and shifted its emphasis towards a quality education based on Christian values.
Whether students are enrolled in day school or living on the school’s campus, the daily lesson-sport-study schedule offered by Collège Clarétain is decisively geared towards their success and well-being. Every day, there are courses, studies supervised by teachers and organized sports as part of the curriculum.