The School of the Month for April is St. Edward the Confessor Parish School in Dana Point.
The Parish School is a STREAM focused school that shares a campus with one of the most vibrant and supportive parishes in the Diocese of Orange. True to the school’s vision and mission to develop lifelong learners who will make a difference in the world, the school features a championship Academic Decathlon Team, championship Battle of the Books Team, three Notre Dame Trustey STEM Fellows among the esteemed faculty, a full stewardship and service program focused on providing a House of Prayer and House for the Poor of the community, Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop, Singapore Math, student-produced daily news program called Monarch TV, student produced school newspaper, an expansive visual and performing arts program, an interactive learning garden including hydroponic and terraced beds, expansive travel and field experiences, a Makerspace Lab, innovative student leadership programs, and an academically rigorous and cross-curricular program focused on the developmental needs of the whole child. Instructional practices provide an integrated curriculum enriched with inquiry-based, hands-on activities to help develop authentic problem-solving skills and collaborative interests. Learners are at the center of all that happens in the classrooms and through co-curricular experiences at The Parish School.
Recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children, the school works in partnership with families to provide faith formation, fellowship opportunities, intergenerational outreach programs, and Family STREAM Nights. Parents provide integral volunteer support that helps bolster the programs offered by the school including the STREAM Task Force, Digital Advancement Task Force, Faith and Fellowship Committee, Literacy Task Force, Consultative School Board, and Parent Guild Organization.
St. Edward the Confessor Parish School features a Mommy and Me Early Childhood Program, a 3-4 year old preschool program, TYKE (Two Year Kinder Experience), and three homeroom classrooms per grade from Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school is accredited through the Western Association of Catholic Schools (WCEA) and the Accrediting Commission for Schools of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WCEA) and features an overall 8:1 student to faculty/staff ratio. Check out our website at or follow us on Facebook.
For more information about our school, please contact our Principal, Dr. Catherine Muzzy at cmuzzy@StEdSchool.org.