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Principal's Message

At Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish School, we are committed to Catholic education. We strive to nurture the academic, moral and spiritual needs of each child. In an atmosphere “animated by the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity,” we endeavor to foster academic excellence and integrity, personal responsibility, Catholic moral values and Christian service.


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to OLG! Our school is going through a very exciting time and we’re so happy to share this moment with you. OLG was established in 1906, and that has secured us a rich tradition here with family ties for 112 years! Our alumni send their children and grandchildren here. We even have alumni teaching here, because the love for OLG is strong! We invite you to prayerfully consider joining our family here. You will see a devoted, caring administration, faculty and pastoral leadership here. 
We strive for the highest academic, moral and spiritual excellence with a strong devotion to the Catholic faith. The students are expected to display the virtues of the Catholic Faith in their behavior, whether that be in the classroom, weekly mass and even in their athletic events. They come to a deeper understanding of their purpose in life, to “know, love and serve Christ.” As the Ten Commandments and Jesus explain, we do this by “loving and serving one another.” Our discipline point system, monthly student awards (including virtue awards), monthly “Families” and encouragement to care for one another each day, enables each student to grow in their faith and outreach into the world as leaders.

Academically we hold ourselves to the highest standard. Yes we are WASC accredited, (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) yes we apply the California State Standards, however we don’t stop there. Our teachers go over and beyond what is expected of them. Our students also have the privilege of technology in the form of the latest projectors, Apple TV’s and Apple computers. Improving the quality of our curriculum is in the forefront of our mind; and teachers work rigorously each day in this direction.

You will notice a brand new building on our campus that will house a new preschool, TK, kindergarten class, science lab and library/media center. We have launched our Capital Campaign here at OLG to raise funds for our annual expenses and the additional costs for this new building donated by Shea Family Charities. If you’re able to support us financially, please visit our website at guadalupeschool.com. Our donate button gives you options to support us long-term or add a one-time donation. Every bit counts and your donations will be used wisely. We are so excited for this state of the art building with sensory lighting, air conditioning, new playground area (an enclosed one for Preschool, TK & K) science lab for many classes and library that will have a computer lab area. It is a beautiful building!

When your children leave OLG, our aim is to have them ready for their future academically, morally and spiritually. Our student learning expectations (SLE’s) are Outreach, Leadership and Growth. (OLG!) Is God calling your family to OLG? We are happy to assist you in this decision process. Do not hesitate to contact us regarding any questions you may have. May God bless you.
Dr. Anselmo Villanueva