Always Forward.

Siempre Adelante – Always Forward. These words are what inspired our founding families over 20 years ago to persevere through all the challenges they faced as they worked to establish a much-needed Catholic elementary school in South Orange County. Their commitment and determination resulted in the doors opening to 250 students in September of 1995. Today, they are the very same words that continue to strengthen and motivate us. St. Junipero Serra Catholic School now serves over 1,000 students and remains a leading, Catholic faith-based school in the Diocese of Orange. Read More

Middle School Student


"I've been at St. Serra since Kindergarten. I like that we pray together throughout the day and are able to practice our faith in so many ways. We pray many times in the day, give to Food For Friends, and have Mass. I decided to be an altar server so I could be part of the Mass and be closer to God. Also, the teachers here are AMAZING. They are all so nice and funny, and I know they really care about me. They're good at making learning fun, so they play music while we work and have Fun Fridays for 
when we do well in class."


The Hakimi Family 
St. Junipero Serra Catholic School Parents

"The teachers and staff are amazing! They are truly happy to work with the children and parents and it’s honestly such a healthy, loving, and fun environment to grow up in! We are so blessed that our children have been lucky enough to grow up and be educated in such a safe and loving environment."

Large School Opportunities

A big school means building the confidence to tackle life in a big world. Our large and diverse student body offers the opportunity for students to make friends from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Whether your child enjoys the arts, excels in athletics, or is a budding scientist, there is something and someone for every student to connect with at St. Junipero Serra Catholic School.

With A Small School Culture

At St. Junipero Serra Catholic School we pride ourselves on our “small school” sense of community and caring environment. The size of our school doesn’t inhibit personal interaction - it encourages it. Although our student body is large, so is our staff - ensuring that individualized instruction and attention to students are at the center of our school.

Serra Strong

St. Junipero Serra is more than an educational institution—it is an extension of the family, our parishes, the Diocese of Orange and the Catholic Church. Together we create the environment that can best nurture, educate, protect and instill strong Catholic values into every child so that they will, in turn,
become servant leaders in their communities and throughout their lives.

Strong Faith. Strong Minds. Strong Hearts. We are Serra Strong.

The "Bear" Essentials

Move Forward With Serra.