St. Joachim Catholic School
Fundraiser Mortgage is proud to have donated $2915 to date to support our school!
1/2011 $325 St. Joachim Fair
10/2011 $580 St. Joachim School general fund
1/2012 $610 St. Joachim School general fund
3/2012 $300 St. Joachim Golf Tourney sponsor
5/2012 $400 St. Joachim Fair
5/2012 $300 St. Joachim Drama
4/2013 $400 St. Joachim Fair
SCHOOL MISSION & PHILOSOPHY: As a ministry of the Church, Saint Joachim Catholic School is a Catholic faith community which provides strong religious values that are integrated into all aspects of school life. In collaboration with parents as primary educators, the school community endeavors to develop the whole child: mind, body and soul. Understanding that our students are the leaders of tomorrow, we foster an environment where students are encouraged to think critically and take responsibility for their continued growth and learning. Our goal is to prepare students to contribute to a culturally diverse, global society and to learn, live and love their faith.
Why Choose a Catholic Education?
There has probably never been a tougher time to be a parent, which is why there's never been a better time to choose a Catholic school.
"Community is at the heart of all Catholic education, not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be lived . . . Your students will learn to understand and appreciate the value of community as they experience love, trust, and loyalty in your school and educational programs, and as they learn to trust all persons as brothers and sisters created by God and redeemed by Christ." -Pope John Paul II
When parents choose a Catholic School for their children, it sets their children apart as a family so committed to their children's education that they are ready to make extraordinary sacrifices. Parents, by making the sacrifice necessary to send their children to Catholic school, show them education is a high priority. Catholic schools provide a loving, loyal environment where the entire community of parents, teachers, students, and parish is committed to academic and personal success. Here are some key reasons why to consider a catholic education:
Over 99 percent of Catholic school students will graduate from high school. And 80 percent of graduates go on to attend a four-year institution of higher learning. Student achievement in Catholic schools for 4th, 8th and 12th grades was consistently higher than their public school peers between 2000 - 2005, as indicated from standardized tests in math, reading, and writing.
Spirituality & Faith formation
Catholic schools seek to prepare our children in mind and spirit during the most formative
and vulnerable time of their lives so that they can live lives full of hope, joy, and peace, no matter what challenges they meet. Each day in the Catholic school presents opportunities for students to put their values to use-- in the classroom, at lunch, and during recess.
Because of small class size and because of close parental involvement each student receives special attention so that his or her needs are met. Catholic Schools offer students a safe and supportive environment. Catholic School success depends firmly on the partnership of our parents, the first and foremost educators of our children, who provide overwhelming gifts of time, talent and treasure to our schools. Family input and involvement results in higher attendance rates and lower dropout rates. Catholic Schools develop the whole person, challenging each student to reach his or her full potential.
"Why choose Catholic education?" The answer is clear. Catholic schools do a better job of educating students.
A Brief History of St. Joachim School
St. Joachim Catholic School was founded in 1949 by Monsignor Nevin and staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The school began with 150 students in three classrooms. The first graduating class held it's commencement in 1955. The school has grown in numbers since that time to the present enrollment of 320 students.
The students who graduate from St. Joachim School usually attend Mater Dei High School, Servite High School, Rosary High School, Newport Harbor High School, Estancia High School, or Costa Mesa High School.
On April 19, 1999, St. Joachim Catholic School celebrated 50 years of educational opportunities. Thousands of students have walked our halls and now send their children and even their grandchildren to our school.