Mary Star of the Sea Elementary
School was established in 1914 by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart
Order. Today the school is staffed by a lay principal, a vice principal,
a preschool director and a qualified faculty and staff. Father Maurice Harrigan is the Pastor of Mary Star of the Sea Parish and the
head of the school community.
enrollment is 255 students with 20 faculty and staff members. We offer
preschool, full day kindergarten, and there is one classroom of each
grade, kindergarten through fifth, with sixth, seventh and eighth grades
Common Core State Standards, our curriculum includes Religion, Language
Arts, Math, Social Studies, Family Life, Science, Computer Literacy
(K-8), Physical Education, and Art. The school is on a trimester system.
facilities include: computer lab, science lab, gymnasium, school
library, enclosed play yard, church, and A.M. and P.M. extended day
activities offered are Acolytes in Grades 5 through 8, the California
Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF), Student Council, Catholic Youth
Organization Sports Program (CYO), Cheerleading, Honor Societies,
National Geographic Bee, Choir, a Drama Program and Art-to-Grow-On.
development and Catholic identity are integral to the philosophy of our
school. The religion program is a lived reality within the school in
which all members participate. Under our Pastor, Farther Maurice Harrigan,
the school and parish form a close community.
PARENT PARTICIPATION AND OBLIGATIONS
participation is strongly encouraged. Along with the required fund
raising obligations, parents are asked to use their talents and skills
to assist with the daily activities and special events at the school.
take pride in offering a well-rounded preschool program with age
appropriate hands-on activities that provide many opportunities for
learning and growth. We provide a safe, nurturing environment that
encourages independence, confidence, and positive self-esteem in
Star of the Sea Elementary School, mindful of its mission to be a
witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of every race,
color, or national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges,
programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to
students at this school. The school does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of
educational policies and practices.