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At St. Serra, we inspire our students to become the innovative thinkers and ethical leaders of tomorrow.

We educate our students to meet the spiritual, academic, and moral challenges of the future by providing opportunities to develop the Catholic values and critical thinking skills needed in ethical decision-making, academic growth, and personal development. SJSC is committed to providing a diverse curriculum, using technology as a tool for learning. In the spirit of the Gospel, the parents, teachers and administration of St. Serra strive to educate and develop the unique potential of each student spiritually, academically, physically, psychologically.

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Curriculum

Please click on the appropriate grade on the menu below to receive additional information regarding grade-specific curriculum.

Rooted in Faith and Vision, the community of St. Junipero Serra Catholic School welcomes children from the parishes of St. Kilian, San Francisco Solano, Santiago de Compostela and Holy Trinity. In the spirit of the Gospel, the parents, teachers and administration of St. Serra Catholic School strive to educate and develop the unique potential of each student spiritually, academically, physically, psychologically and socially.
 
A St. Junipero Serra Student Values...
  • 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. Serra Catholic School has many activities in which Grades K-8 participate. Some of those activities are listed below:
  • Chapel prayer and rosary
  • STEM/Creation Lab
  • Monthly Mass
  • Service Projects
  • Benziger Family Life
  • Reconciliation (Grades 3-8)
  • Weekly Sunday Gospel Preparation
  • Annual Spiritual Retreat
  • Stations of the Cross
  • 1:1 I-Pad program for all students
  • Harvest Festival
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Christmas Concert
  • Santa's Christmas Shop
  • Catholic School's Week
  • Heart Run
  • Mother/Son Bowling
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • In-House and Outside Field Trips
  • Pep Rallies
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Physical Education
  • Art classes
  • Music classes
  • Spanish classes
Together in Christ,
 
Mrs. Carol Reiss, Principal, Lower School Preschool - Grade 4
Mrs. Julie Radzai, Upper School Principal, Grades 5 - 8
Rooted in Faith and Vision, we welcome the youngest of our Serra Bears and their families to our school community!
 
St. Junipero Serra Catholic Preschool offers:
  • Faith-based program
  • Small class sizes
  • Developmentally appropriate academic program
  • Safe, fun, nurturing environment
3-Year-Old Preschool Activities and Curriculum Information:

Our days are filled with a variety of activities to engage the children both developmentally and academically in an environment rich in the Catholic tradition.
  • Religion - God Made Me by Loyola Press and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program
  • Reading Readiness - Let's Begin with the Letter People by Abrams Learning Trends
  • Math Readiness - Numbers Plus by High Scope
  • Free Play - Developmentally Appropriate Toys and Props to Encourage Creative and Cooperative Play
  • Learning Centers
  • iPad Activities
  • Music
  • Art
  • Storytime
  • Outdoor Play
  • Snack - Our preschool is a peanut-free environment
Please click here to view our Preschool Program page.

Pre-K and Young 4's Activities and Curriculum Information:
 
Our days are filled with a variety of activities to engage the children both developmentally and academically in an environment rich in the Catholic tradition.
  • Religion - God Made the World by Loyola Press
  • Reading Readiness - Big Day for Pre-K by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Math Readiness - I Know My Numbers by High Scope and Learning Without Tears: Get Set for School
  • Free Play - Developmentally Appropriate Toys and Props to Encourage Creative and Cooperative Play
  • Learning Centers and iPad Activities Provide Games and Skills Practice in All Subject Areas
  • Music - Rhymes,Songs, and Movement Activities
  • Art - Creative Expression with various mediums such as finger painting and easel painting
  • Handwriting - Introduction to basic handwriting skills, Handwriting Without Tears
  • Storytime
  • Snack - Our preschool is a peanut-free environment
Please click here to view our Preschool Program page.
Curriculum Overview
  • Religion/I am Special and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program
  • Phonics Based Reading Program – Superkids Reading Program
  • Math – Mind Institute Spatial-Temporal (ST)® Math: Transitional Kindergarten Program, and Singapore Math Program
  • STEM/Creativity Lab
  • Social Studies – Scholastic Magazine
  • Science – Discovery Education and Scholastic Magazine
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Spanish
Special Transitional Kindergarten Features
  • Harvest Festival
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • Christmas Concert
  • St. Nicholas Day
  • Santa’s Secret Christmas Shop
  • Catholic Schools’ Week
  • Heart Run
  • Celebrate St. Valentine
  • Father Daughter Dance
  • Mother/Son Bowling
  • In-House Field Trip
  • President/Principal Reading Stories
  • Student of the Week
  • Pep Rallies
  • Chapel Prayer Services and Rosary
  • Stations of the Cross
  • End-of-the-Year Party
Service Projects
  • St. Francis and the Animals
  • Holy Childhood
  • Rice Bowls for the Hungry
  • Food for Friends Fridays
  • Respect for Life (Pennies from Heaven)
Curriculum Overview
  • Religion/ Family Life – Benzinger and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program
  • English Language Arts/Literacy - McGraw Hill Reading Wonders/Language Arts Program based on Common Core State Standards
  • Math – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Go Math!, Mind Institute Spatial-Temporal (ST)® Math, Math Simple Solutions (supplementary workbook) all aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • STEM/Creation Lab
  • Social Studies – Houghton Mifflin/Scholastic Reader
  • Science – Discovery Education
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Technology
  • Library
  • 1:1 iPad Program
Special Kindergarten Features
  • Harvest Festival
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Thanksgiving Finger Feast
  • Christmas Concert
  • St. Nicholas Day
  • Santa’s Secret Christmas Shop
  • Special Guest Reader
  • Catholic Schools’ Week
  • Heart Run
  • 100’s Day
  • Estimation Jar
  • Show/Share
  • Father Daughter Dance
  • Mother/Son Bowling
  • Field Trips
  • Friend of the Week
  • Pep Rallies
  • Cool Play Area
  • Seasonal Celebrations
  • Chapel Prayer Services & Rosary
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Kindergarten Patriotic Picnic & Graduation
Service Projects
  • St. Francis and the Animals
  • Holy Childhood
  • Rice Bowls for the Hungry
  • Food for Friends Fridays
  • Participation in other school wide service projects
Religion
  • Chapel Prayer and Rosary
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program
  • Sadlier, We Believe
  • Students are introduced to living a life of faith by following Jesus' teachings of loving one another and following the Golden Rule.
  • Introduce the seven Sacraments
  • Teaching Mass and Retreats
  • Saint Report and Presentation
  • Integration of Religion into all areas of instruction
Language Arts
Four levels of instruction daily
  • McGraw Hill Reading Wonders ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards
    • Encompasses Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling, Composition, and Reading Comprehension through fictional, non-fictional, and informational text
    • Exposure to multiple literary skills and genres
  • Increase comprehension skills by using close reading strategies and discussing key details in our Anthology stories.
  • Accelerated Reader Program – Personalized goals for independent reading practice
  • Foster strong phonemic awareness, decoding skills and word recognition using high frequency words.
  • Learn the writing process and integrate correct grammar, punctuation and sentence structure.
  • Library visits
Mathematics
Four levels of instruction daily
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Go Math! digital program
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Common Core Math
  • Mind Institute Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math – supplemental, software games use interactive, graphically-rich animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop and increase number sense and concepts of tens and ones in the place value.
  • Learn addition and subtraction, skip counting by 2's, 5's and 10's, time and measurement, interpreting and using data.
  • Day 100 Celebration
Social Studies
  • People Everywhere
  • Where We Live
  • World of Work
  • Everything Changes
  • Good Citizens
Science
  • Hands-On Experiments and Use of Technology
  • Nutrition and Health
  • STEM Practices
  • NGSS Aligned Curriculum
Enrichment Curriculum
  • STEM/Creation Lab
  • Art Integrated with Social Studies and Religion
  • Music
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Spanish
  • Technology Integrated across the Curriculum through the 1 : 1 iPad Program
  • Field trips to Heritage Museum and Trabuco Canyon Field Study
Religion
  • Chapel Prayer and Rosary
  • Sadlier, We Believe
  • Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and Eucharist
  • Saint Report and Project
  • Integration of Religion into all areas of instruction
Language Arts
Four levels of instruction daily
  • McGraw Hill Reading Wonders ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards
  • Encompasses Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling, Composition, and Reading Comprehension through fictional, non-fictional, and informational text
  • Exposure to multiple literary skills and genres
  • Accelerated Reader Program – Personalized goals for independent reading practice
  • Know and apply grade-level phonics, word analysis and oral reading skills.
  • Read and comprehend complex literary and informational text.
  • Learn the writing process and integrate correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.
  • Apply grammar skills when writing narratives, opinion pieces, informative/expository texts, creative writing and book reports.
  • Small group centers twice a week
  • Library visits
Mathematics
Four levels of instruction daily
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Go Math! digital program
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Common Core Math
  • Mind Institute Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math – supplemental, software games use interactive, graphically-rich animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills.
  • Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve problems.
  • Add and subtract within 1000 using modes, drawing, and different strategies.
  • Measure lengths in standard units, work with time and money and reason with shapes and their attributes
  • Apply mathematics they know to solve problems in everyday life
Social Studies and Science
  • Create and present a Family Heritage Project
  • Explore American History and Government
  • Simple Solutions Social Studies includes: history, geography, economics, government and citizenship
  • Hands-On Experiments and Use of Technology
  • Discovery Education Science Textbook
  • Draw and write about the life cycles of plants and animals, high-lighting the activity with raising Painted Lady butterflies in the classroom
  • Study different types of rocks and their origins, soil and fossils
  • Explore weights and balances
  • STEM/Creation Lab 
  • NGSS Aligned Curriculum
Field Trips
  • Heart of Jesus Retreat Center
  • Disneyland Band Concert
  • Legoland Robotics for Young Beginners
Religion
  • Sadlier, We Believe
  • Saint Report and Project
  • Integration of Religion into all areas of instruction
Language Arts
Four levels of instruction daily
  • McGraw Hill Reading Wonders ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards
    • Encompasses Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling, Composition, and Reading Comprehension through fictional, non-fictional, and informational text
    • Exposure to multiple literary skills and genres
  • Accelerated Reader Program – Personalized goals for independent reading practice
  • Read and comprehend complex literary and informational text.
  • Learn the writing process and integrate correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.
  • Apply grammar skills when writing narratives, opinion pieces, informative/expository texts, creative writing and book reports.
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions English Grammar Common Core
  • Library visits
  • Novel Study
Mathematics
  • Four levels of instruction daily
  • Pearson Realize enVision Math digital program aligned to the Common Core Math Standards
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Common Core Math
  • Mind Institute Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math – supplemental, software games use interactive, graphically-rich animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills.
  • Multiplication and Division Facts
  • Multiply and divide by 1-digit by 3-4 digit numbers
  • Problem solving strategies to solve word problems
  • Apply mathematics they know to solve problems in everyday life
Social Studies
  • Kinds of communities
  • Current events
  • Timelines
  • History of Orange County
  • Perform in the History of Orange County play
  • Simple Solutions supplementary workbook (history, economics, government, citizenship)
Science
  • STEM Practices
  • NGSS Aligned Curriculum
  • Discovery Education Science Textbook
  • Hands-on experiments and Use of Technology
  • Adaptations of Living Things
  • Motion and Energy
Religion
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Beatitudes
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Family Life
  • Liturgical Calendar
  • Annual Spiritual Retreat at JSerra High School
  • Integration of Religion into all areas of instruction
Language Arts
Four levels of instruction daily
  • McGraw Hill Reading Wonders ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards
  • Encompasses Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling, Composition, and Reading Comprehension through fictional, non-fictional, and informational text
  • Exposure to multiple literary skills and genres
  • Accelerated Reader Program – Personalized goals for independent reading practice
  • Introduction to the Jane Schaffer paragraph writing format
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions English Grammar Common Core
Mathematics
Four levels of instruction daily
  • Pearson Realize enVision Math digital program aligned to the Common Core Math Standards
  • Mastery of Multiplication and Division facts
  • Multi-digit Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Common Core Math
  • Mind Institute Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math – supplemental, software games use interactive, graphically-rich animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills.
Social Studies
  • The Study of California History
  • California’s Four Main Geographic Regions
  • California’s Early Native American Populations
  • The California Mission System
  • The California Gold Rush
  • A Study of California’s Early Entrepreneurs
  • The Forming of California’s Statehood
  • Walk Through California
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Social Studies Common Core
Science
  • Hands-On Experiments and Use of Technology
  • STEM Practices
  • NGSS Aligned Curriculum
  • Waves and Their Applications
  • Energy: Electricity
  • Earth Features: Rocks, Erosion, Weathering
  • Individual and Group Science Projects
Enrichment Curriculum
  • Father Serra Annual Essay Contest
  • Knights of Columbus Annual Art Contest
  • Religion, Science, and Social Studies-Aligned Field Trips
Instruction in 5th grade is offered using a departmentalized approach. Fifth grade students have a blocked, waterfall schedule that includes eight periods of daily instruction.
 
Religion
  • Chapel for Mass, prayer services, rosary prayer, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Diocesan Standards of Religion
  • New Testament: The Sacraments; The Beatitudes; Gospel Studies
  • Family Life: The Five Components of God’s
  • The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Spiritual Retreats
  • On-going Service in Action: Outreach Projects and Service Opportunities
  • Integration of Religion into all areas of instruction
Language Arts
Four levels of instruction daily
  • McGraw Hill Reading Wonders ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards
  • Encompasses Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling, Composition, and Reading Comprehension through fictional, non-fictional, informational text and poetry
  • Exposure to multiple literary skills and genres
  • English Composition featuring the Jane Schaffer Approach to Expository Writing
  • Literacy Strategies
  • Vocabulary integrated with Literature and Spelling
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions English Grammar Common Core
Mathematics
Four levels of instruction daily
  • Pearson Realize enVision Math digital program aligned to the Common Core Math Standards
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Weekly Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Common Core Math
  • Note-taking including Math Specific Vocabulary and Study Skills
Social Studies
  • The Study of California History
  • Native Americans
  • Exploration
  • Colonization
  • American Revolution
  • Forming of a New Nation
  • Annual National Geography Bee
  • Taste of America and State Projects
Science
  • Hands-On Experiments and Use of Technology
  • STEM/Creation Lab
  • NGSS Aligned Curriculum
  • Earth's Systems and Space
  • Matter and Energy
  • Scientific Inquiry
Enrichment Curriculum
  • Catholic Schools Week and the Knights of Columbus Annual Writing Contests
  • Religion, Science, and Social Studies-Aligned Field Trips
Extracurricular Opportunities
  • Parochial Athletic League
  • Middle School Choir
  • Bellisima Hand Bell Choir
  • Spring Musical
Instruction in 6th grade is offered using a departmentalized approach. Sixth grade students have a blocked, waterfall schedule that includes eight periods of daily instruction.
 
Religion
  • Chapel for Mass, prayer services, rosary prayer, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Diocesan Standards of Religion Old Testament: Foundation of the Catholic Church
  • New Testament: Continued teachings of the New Covenant of Jesus; Gospel Studies
  • The Four Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Creed, Liturgy and Sacraments, Moral Life and Prayer
  • Family Life: The Five Components of God’s
  • The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Spiritual Retreats
  • On-going Service in Action: Outreach Projects and Service Opportunities
  • Integration of Religion into all areas of instruction
Mathematics
Four levels of instruction daily
  • Aligned to the California Common Core Math Standards
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Problem-Solving Skills and Logic Games
  • Daily Foundation Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Common Core
  • Note-taking including Math Specific Vocabulary and Skills
Language Arts
Four levels of instruction daily
  • Read Across America Day
  • Serra Reads
  • Vocabulary Integrated with Literature
  • Literature including non-fiction, fiction, and poetry
  • English Composition featuring the Jane Schaffer Approach to expository writing
  • 6 Traits of Writing: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions
  • Literary devices including: theme, conflict, characterization, setting, story structure, and point-of view
  • In-the-Zone Reading and Literature Circles.
  • Literacy program that incorporates study skills and tests-taking strategies, vocabulary development
Social Studies
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Mesopotamia
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Geography Class
  • Passport through Ancient Civilizations Project
Science
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Astronomy
  • Earth’s Landforms
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Ocean Zones
  • D.A.R.E Drug Abuse Resistance Education through the Orange County Sheriff
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Hands-On Experiments and Use of Technology
  • Astronomy Night
  • Outdoor Education Experience – Pali
Extracurricular Activities
  • Parochial Athletic League:
    • Boys-Flag Football, Lacrosse, and Volleyball
    • Girls-Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse, and Softball
    • Co-Ed-Track & Field, Soccer
  • Campus Ministry
  • MS Choir
  • Bellisima Hand Bell Choir
  • Spring Musical
  • Leadership for Social Justice
Instruction in 7th grade is offered using a departmentalized approach. Seventh grade students have a blocked, waterfall schedule that includes eight periods of daily instruction.
 
Religion
  • Chapel for Mass, prayer services, rosary prayer, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Diocesan Standards of Religion Old Testament: Overview of the books (Pentateuch, historical, prophets, judges)
  • New Testament: Continued teachings of the New Covenant of Jesus; Gospel Studies
  • Church History of the Roman Catholic Church Preparation
  • The Four Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Creed, Liturgy and Sacraments, Moral Life and Prayer
  • Living Stations of the Cross study and performance
  • Family Life: The Five Components of God’s
  • The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Spiritual Retreats
  • On-going Service in Action: Outreach Projects and Service Opportunities
  • Integration of Religion into all areas of instruction
Mathematics
Four levels of instruction daily
  • Aligned to the California Common Core Math Standards
  • Algebra 1 - Part A
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Daily Foundation Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Common Core
Language Arts
Four levels of instruction daily
  • Curriculum Aligned to the California Common Core ELA Standards
  • Read Across America Day
  • Serra Reads
  • Vocabulary Integrated with Literature
  • Literature including non-fiction, fiction, and poetry embedded in thematic units
  • English Composition featuring the Jane Schaffer Approach to expository writing
  • 6 Traits of Writing: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions
  • Literary devices including: theme, conflict, characterization, story structure, and point-of view
  • Literacy program that incorporates study skills and test-taking strategies
  • DEAR - Drop Everything And Read
Social Studies
  • Featuring History from the Decline of the Roman Empire through the Age of Enlightenment Culture
  • China
  • Japan
  • Rome
  • Medieval Europe
  • Islam
  • Africa
  • Civilizations of the Americas
  • Project-based Learning Opportunities
Life Science
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Structure and Function of Living Systems
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Hands-On Experiments and Use of Technology
Extracurricular Activities
  • Junior High Academic Decathlon - State Champions 2003, 2011, 2012, and 2014
  • Parochial Athletic League:
    • Boys-Flag Gootball, Lacrosse, and Volleyball
    • Girls-Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse, and Softball
    • Co-Ed-Track & Field, Soccer
  • Campus Ministry
  • MS Choir
  • Bellisima Hand Bell Choir
  • Spring Musical
  • Leadership for Social Justice
Instruction in 8th grade is offered using a departmentalized approach. Eigth grade students have a blocked, waterfall schedule that includes eight periods of daily instruction.
 
Religion/Leadership for Social Justice
  • Chapel for Mass, prayer services, rosary prayer, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Diocesan Standards of Religion
  • New Testament: Continued teachings of the New Covenant of Jesus elaboration on the Book of Acts; Gospel Studies - The Book of John Bible Study
  • Church History of the Roman Catholic Church Papal Succession from St. Peter through Pope Francis; Councils
  • The Four Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Creed, Liturgy and Sacraments, Moral Life and Prayer
  • Nativity study and performance
  • Family Life: The Five Components of God’s
  • The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Spiritual Retreats
  • On-going Service in Action: Outreach Projects and Service Opportunities
  • Integration of Religion into all areas of instruction
Mathematics
Four levels of instruction daily
  • Aligned to the California Common Core Math Standards
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Daily Foundation Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Common Core
  • HSPT - High School Placement Test preparation, overview and testing strategies
Language Arts
Four levels of instruction daily
  • Curriculum Aligned to the California Common Core ELA Standards
  • Read Across America Day
  • Serra Reads
  • Vocabulary Integrated with Literature
  • Literature including non-fiction, fiction, and poetry
  • Literacy Skills with a focus on reading non-fiction, informational text and practice in study skills and note taking
  • Mechanics of Standard English including grammar, usage and punctuation
  • English Composition featuring the Jane Schaffer Approach to expository writing
  • Additional writing genres of descriptive writing, journals/letters, narrative and persuasive writing and poetry
  • Literacy program that incorporates study skills and test-taking strategies
  • Daily "In the Zone" free reading with reader's response journals
  • Chapman University Holocaust Art and Writing Contest
  • HSPT - High School Placement Test preparation overview and testing strategies
Social Studies
  • United State History
  • Life in the Colonies
  • Seeking Independence
  • American Revolution
  • Forming a New Nation
  • A Nation Divided - Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Project-based Learning Opportunities
Physical Science
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Introduction to Matter
  • Solids, Liquids and Gasses
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Acids, Bases and Solutions
  • Elements and the Periodic Table
  • Energy and Heat
  • Electricity
  • Next Step Program through the Orange County Sheriff in collaboration with SMCHS
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Hands-On Experiments and Use of Technology
Extracurricular Activities
  • Junior High Academic Decathlon - State Champions 2003, 2011,2012, and 2014
  • Parochial Athletic League:
    • Boys-Flag Football, Lacrosse, and Volleyball
    • Girls-Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse, and Softball
    • Co-Ed-Track & Field, Soccer
  • Campus Ministry
  • MS Choir
  • Bellisima Hand Bell Choir
  • Spring Musical
  • Leadership for Social Justice
  • Knights of Columbus Annual Writing Contest
  • CJSF - California Junior Scholastic Federation
  • SerraVision Broadcast & Crew
  • Sound & Audio Crew
  • Student Council
  • Campus Ministry
WELCOME!