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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. 

 
or call 916-967-2814
 
to schedule a tour! 
 
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

“Good works are links that form a chain of love.”-Mother Teresa

We had a terrific start to the new school year! We welcomed 237 students to the hallways of St. Mel School. As an academic community built on faith, St. Mel School keeps Christ at the very heart of all we do through partnership with families to instill faith, nurture a sense of service, and to academically challenge students to be their very best. It is our mission to teach the whole child, embracing our focus to “be like Christ,” and encouraging virtuous behavior at all times. Our students will be grounded in core knowledge and gospel values. Thank you for working with us to reach these most important goals, so that this school year (and every school year), is successful!