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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 , 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 2018-2019 school year. 

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Note From the Principal

Happy February! Our Lenten journey begins early this year with Ash Wednesday on February 14, 2018. As we prepare our minds, hearts, and souls for Good Friday and Easter, we use the time during Lent to pray, do penance, and give alms to the poor. All of these components of the Lenten preparations will be shared with our children at school. I encourage you to discuss Lent as a family and work together to truly prepare for the most holy time in the Catholic Church. When faith is shared between home and school, its light shines brightly. Students will attended Mass at 8:30 a.m. and must be dressed in their school uniform. On that day the cafeteria will not be serving meat as part of the menu. During Lent, our students in Grades 1 – 8 will pray the Stations of the Cross starting at 11:00 a.m. in the church.

We are in the midst of enrolling new families seeking a Catholic education for their children or grandchildren, and in particular, for Kindergarten and TK (Transitional Kindergarten). If you know of any families with Kindergarten and/or TK age children, please refer them to our school office (916)967-2814, or e-mail . Registration for current families will tentatively begin March 1, 2018. You will be receiving information about the process on SchoolSpeak.

Finally, I want to thank everyone for a truly blessed and joyful Catholic Schools Week. Each day honored one component for our community, including generously supporting our service project benefitting Cristo Rey High School. I know the week was exciting for our students and demonstrated everyone’s love for St. Mel Catholic School! 


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