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St Joachim School

1964 Orange Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2298

(949) 574-7411


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

" Called by God and empowered by His grace, the parish priests, principal, faculty and staff dedicate themselves to providing a spiritual and academic formation for our students. Saint Joachim School believes in creating partnerships among parents and teachers to help each student reach their full potential.
We treat the children with dignity in order to better develop their sense of self-worth and their Catholic identity. We encourage them as they become aware of their individual roles and responsibilities in developing the unique gifts and abilities given to them by God while, at the same time, accepting their limitations. We believe that every student must grow in awareness and celebration of the specific culture into which they have been born. We provide an environment in which students are encouraged to take responsibility to improve the quality of life in the community and the world in which they live. We foster a deep appreciation and respect for God and our country.
Embracing our role as Catholic educators, we are dedicated to preparing our students for success. Therefore, we maintain high standards. We provide students with opportunity to develop an inner spiritual strength, which in conjunction with academic skills and technology, promotes leaders of quality who are empowered and challenged to maintain strong Catholic values amidst the secular values they encounter in society today"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:45 A.M. Supervision provided
7:55 A.M. First Bell, line-up for assembly
8:00 A.M. Prayer Bell for school assemblies
10:30 - 10:45 A.M. Recess Grades 1-4
10:45 - 11:00 A.M. Recess Grades 5-8
12:00 - 12:30 P.M. Lunch Grades 1-4
12:30 - 1:00 P.M. Lunch Grades 5-8
3:00 P.M. Dismissal
3:15 - 6:00 P.M. Extended Day Care Services
Excerpted from the preschool's website