St. Junipero Serra Catholic School

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School
Faith Formation, Academic Excellence, Leadership

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School is valued as a leading Diocesan Catholic Parish Elementary School located in South Orange County. Motivated by the teachings of Saint Junipero Serra, it nurtures students to live and model their Catholic faith as servant leaders of Christ, living the Schoolwide Learning Expectations on a daily basis:

  • A Catholic Faith–filled Life and Missionary Spirit
  • A Life–long Love of Learning
  • A Reverence for One’s Own Physical Being
  • A Positive and Realistic Self–Image
  • A Willingness to Share One’s God–Given Gifts

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School inspires its students from preschool through eighth grade to become the innovative thinkers and ethical leaders of tomorrow. The school’s Catholic faith–based education aligns with the Common Core Standards and offers students a diverse curriculum, using technology as a tool for learning and educating students to meet the spiritual, academic, and moral challenges of the future. In the spirit of the Gospel, its qualified, credentialed teachers use innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse learning needs of students and develop the unique potential of each student.

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School offers preschool programs for three and four–year olds. Now located on the main campus, the school days are filled with a variety of activities to engage children developmentally and academically in a rich Catholic environment.

St. Junipero Serra Chapel – Scheduled to open late Spring 2018, this 175–seat chapel will not only bring the Blessed Sacrament to the campus, but will also offer a quiet place of prayer and reflection for students, staff and parents, along with regular grade–level liturgies. This sacred space will also include a beautiful outdoor Rosary Walk and Stations of the Cross, promoting a richer practice of its Catholic rituals.

Student Creativity Center (SCC)
Commitment to STEAM Education –

The school’s Student Creative Center will be a place for students to think, research, design, produce, build and perform. With flexible learning spaces inside and outside the building, students will be able to move throughout the space as it pertains to their learning needs. Just a few highlights of the Student Creativity Center include:

  • THINK space to share ideas by writing on walls and projecting images
  • PRODUCTION studio with video equipment and green screens
  • PERFORM and PRACTICE rooms to support music and theater programs
  • BUILD space for creating prototypes and art projects

Administrative Building/Parent Hub –
The second floor of the Student Creativity Center will house the new Administrative Offices and Parent Hub. Parent leadership and volunteerism are keys to the overall success of SJSC. Parents will have their own area to work, collaborate, plan and build community as they aid SJSC in accomplishing its goals.

Grades offered: Preschool – Eighth Grade

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School is a WCEA/ASC WASC fully accredited school

For information on enrollment, please contact Shirley Merchant, Admissions Director, (949) 888–1990 ext. 123 or

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School
23652 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 888-1990

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School