Senior Principal Welcome Message


welcome to St. junipero serra Catholic!

Thank you for your interest in St. Serra for your families’ academic journey. Our community is motivated by the teachings of St. Junipero Serra, as we prepare our students to live their Catholic faith as servant leaders of Christ. Students are encouraged to develop their God-given gifts and talents to meet the challenges of this ever-changing world.

St. Junipero Serra, known for his phrase “Siempre adelante - always forward,” inspired our founding families 25 years ago to establish a Catholic elementary school in South Orange County. Their commitment and determination resulted in Serra Catholic School opening its doors in September of 1995. Twenty-five years later, St. Junipero Serra Catholic School continues the commitment to serve our parent and student community.

St. Serra provides a nourishing community that develops academic programs to promote student success through a challenging and diverse curriculum meeting the varied learning needs and unique potential of the whole child. As Senior Principal, I collaborate with our Upper and Lower school principals, to allow us to be personally attentive to all staff, students and families. St. Junipero Serra Catholic School welcomes students from preschool through eighth grade. For more information regarding academics and curriculum, please CLICK HERE.

I encourage you to explore our website and see what makes St. Junipero Serra Catholic School such a wonderful place. Please contact our Admissions Office to schedule a tour at  We look forward to welcoming you to our school community!

Always Striving,

Mr. Tim Tolzda
Senior Principal

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