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EDUCATING THE 21ST CENTURY

MIND & SPIRIT
 
Welcome to St. Mel Catholic School! We are a school rich in tradition, Catholic identity, and academic excellence. On our website, you will learn what makes our school an excellent educational choice for your children.

St. Mel School was founded in 1959 by the Sisters of Mercy who had a vision where children are educated in heart and mind, formed to be men and women of faith, learning, virtue, and service to others. It is that vision that lives on today! Our students appreciate our proud history as well as the sense of community that supports them. Our commitment to the development of the whole child includes differentiated instruction. They develop their talents - academic, artistic and athletic. The achievements, attitudes, spirituality and well-being of our students are important to us as are their families.

The core curriculum is academically challenging and is designed to help students prepare for high school pursuits. St. Mel School offers many extra activities, including athletics, academic competitions, art exploration program, choir, drama, baton, STREAM week, Student Council, and other special events. Our Student Learning Expectations (SLE’s), encourage children to become life-long learners, develop care for self and others.

A Catholic faith identity is at the heart of St. Mel School. This is what sets us apart from other schools and draws us together as a community. Our students are afforded the luxury of having the religion curriculum woven into their daily school experience, opportunities to celebrate the sacraments, and participate in community service projects. I invite you to attend the second Sunday of the month school Mass at 10:00 a.m. There you will see St. Mel Catholic School students getting a head start on leadership as they serve as lectors, greeters, altar servers and sing in the children’s choir.

I have been blessed to be Principal of St. Mel School since 1990. My belief that faith and a strong parent-teacher-student partnership will empower the students of St. Mel School to become tomorrow’s leaders who are compassionate, confident, and articulate. After you have finished browsing our website, please call me at 916-967-2814, or email jnagel@stmelschool.org , to arrange a tour to experience for yourself the tradition of St. Mel Catholic School, “Integrating Faith with Academic Excellence”.


Welcoming New Students

St. Mel School is accepting applications for students entering Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten and grades 1 – 8 for the 2017-2018 school year. 

 
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A St. Mel graduate is:
  • An active, responsible Catholic
  • A moral and ethical individual
  • An effective communicator
  • A life-long learner
  • A physically and mentally healthy person
  • An independent, open-minded thinker

 

Note From the Principal

“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” - Mother Teresa

During the Month of October we honor the Blessed Mother Mary. Since October is also the Month of the Holy Rosary, the Student Council will lead the students in the reciting the Holy Rosary before the 8:30 AM Mass on Thursday, October 12 th . Please know that I am touched by the number of parents, and even grandparents, who take time from busy work schedules to attend the school Masses with their students. Not only do we strive daily to raise the bar on their academic progress, we also strive to develop their spiritual side. Your contribution is a vital part of what makes St. Mel an excellent school, and I appreciate everything you do.