About

Saint Christopher Parish School

We are dedicated to the growth and development of its students, in order to be responsible and participating members of a Catholic faith community.

Philosophy

We are dedicated to serve, love, and understand our diverse school community as we assist parents/guardians in their role as primary educators of their children. We strive to provide students with a strong religious and academic educations, and the necessary discipline to grow in respect of God, others, and self.


We will achieve these goals by:

        • Providing a safe and supportive learning environment
        • Nurturing and developing moral and spiritual values through active participation within parish, family, school, and community at large
        • Acknowledging and incorporating the academic standards of California and the Archdiocese
        • Providing a curriculum that is creatively integrated to educate students by enhancing their own learning capability
        • Holding parents, students, and faculty accountable for adhering to school policies
        • Being examples of positive role models

History

St. Christopher Parish School was established in March of 1954 and ground was broken for the school in August of that same year. On February 1, 1955 the school was opened to the first four grades with an enrollment of 270 students.


The Benedictine Sisters of St. Lucy’s Priory originally staffed the school. These dedicated women guided the school’s growth to approximately 900 students in 1963. With ever-growing demands on the resources of religious communities, the Benedictine Sisters withdrew from the school in 1979.


From 1979 to 1997, the Franciscan Sisters of Charity of Manitowoc, Wisconsin administered and taught the school.
In May of 1997, the first lay principal was hired. In August of 2007, the third lay began at the school.


The school continues to be a vital part of the parish history. The school families participate in a wide variety of parish activities and service. Religious formation, academic excellence, service, and creative programs are a continuing part of St. Christopher Parish School’s history. We will always be committed to providing a quality Catholic education.

Schoolwide Learning Expectations (SLEs)

K-2

GOODNESS

We expect all students:

  1. to respect God’s people, places, and things
  2. to make good choices
  3. to be responsible
  4. to use teamwork
  5. to always believe in yourself
  6. to exercise and eat healthy
  7. to appreciate other cultures

EXCELLENCE

We expect all students:

  1. to learn to write and speak clearly
  2. to learn to use technology
  3. to read, read, read
  4. to think to solve problems

SERVICE

We expect all students:

  1. to take time to help others in need
  2. to take care of God’s world

    3-8

    GOODNESS

    We expect all students:

    1. to respect God and all of His creations
    2. to be a Christian example in the community
    3. to be responsible for their actions
    4. to work cooperatively with consideration for the opinion of others
    5. to be respectful of their bodies by making healthy choices
    6. to respect and value the various cultures and their traditions

    EXCELLENCE

    We expect all students:

    1. to develop a proficiency in written and oral communications
    2. to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    3. to understand the use of technology in order to fully participate in a highly technical world
    4. to read at grade level for cognitive development and personal enrichment
    5. to develop and use their talents in an appreciation of all art forms, including music and visual arts

    SERVICE

    We expect all students:

    1. to serve others so they may appreciate and understand their role as a Catholic Christian
    2. to respect the environment by being responsible for its care and maintenance

      Parish Info

      St. Christopher Parish Church
      629 S. Glendora Ave., West Covina, CA 91790
      Phone: (626) 960-1805
      Fax: (626) 851-0595

      Office Hours:

      Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and

      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
      Email: scwestcovina@gmail.com
      Website: http://sccwestcovina.net

      The School has an excellent relationship with the parish community. The school makes every effort to be self-supporting in the area of finances. The parish gives financial support with shared expenses.