Some describe it as a hidden jewel by the sea. Perched hillside along Coast Highway; Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School overlooks a panorama of the Pacific Ocean. This backdrop sets the scene for a unique educational experience, blending academic excellence, spiritual development and a focus on the arts.
When an Emerald Bay family moved from Los Angeles four years ago, they were looking for an easy school transition for their two children. “St. Catherine has the academics, arts, music and small classroom environment that made us feel welcomed and comfortable,” the family says. Whether it is the speech competition, talent show, Christmas or spring concert, sports teams or academic decathlon, the school allows students to identify their talents and shine. St. Catherine is not just a school but also a community where children learn and build character.
Serving students from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade, this tightly knit academic community offers a well–rounded curriculum designed to educate the whole child — mind, body and spirit. This is achieved through a rigorous academic program with an emphasis on cross–curricular, active learning that incorporates state–of–the–art technologies.
Originally opened in 1957, the school was completely reconstructed in 2008. The facility offers larger classrooms, separate elementary and middle school buildings, a science lab, cutting–edge computer facilities, art lab, library, music room and gymnasium with a stage for performing arts.
Laguna Beach is known for its flourishing artistic environment, a heritage St. Catherine of Siena eagerly embraces. The school employs experts in visual arts, music and theater, holds its own annual Pageant of the Masters, and partners with the Pacific Symphony Class Act Program.
As a Catholic institution, St. Catherine of Siena nourishes each student’s spiritual journey while embracing a diversity of faiths. The inclusive community makes catechesis and faith formation part of daily learning, developing students into responsible citizens ready to serve the global community.
Saint Catherine of Siena welcomes prospective families to schedule a campus tour. The school is hosting an Open House on February 1, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., the same evening as its community–wide Pasta Dinner. Come take a look at the beautiful campus, meet the teachers and sit down with the families.
For information or to schedule a campus tour, please call the school office at (949) 494–7339.
St. Catherine of Siena Parish School
30516 S Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651