The hallmark of a Catholic education is academic excellence. Our desire for excellence is personal, and inspired by a salvific purpose: We believe that becoming our best selves is the greatest honor we can give to God. Our core curriculum includes religion, reading and literature, language arts, science, history, physical education and math. Held to rigorous Diocesan standards, each subject meets or exceeds the standards required of California state public schools. Through a healthy balance of homework assignments and in-class activities, we encourage students to think critically, apply knowledge creatively, and strive for their personal best.

As a Diocese, we cherish the involvement of our families as we work together to facilitate a well-rounded Catholic education that elevates excellence in academics and strength of character in an environment abundant in enduring Gospel values.

We develop the whole child academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually through a variety of educational activities that are accompanied by opportunities for recreational and spiritual enrichment. Acknowledging the uniqueness of each student, our dedicated faculty helps children develop a positive self-image and a sense of self-discipline. Our Catholic schools are safe, secure environments where children are free to develop friendships, make discoveries, and experience success. They are encouraged to feel confident about their abilities, to enhance their self-worth and to embrace each new challenge as a stepping stone toward growth. We are a community who empowers students with the belief that—through the example and teachings of Christ—we are all capable of shaping our futures and transforming the world.

The Diocese of Sacramento also hosts a series of academic competitions where students can challenge their minds, showcase their knowledge, and come together as a community to celebrate their faith and the joy of learning. The following Diocesan events occur on an annual basis: the Mental Math Bowl, Academic Decathlon, Religion Decathlon and Speech Contest. In addition, the Diocese honors all graduating Middle School students with an 8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass to celebrate their accomplishments and to congratulate them as they embark on another life milestone.