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Student Life: Religious Curriculum
Our Lady's School provides daily religious instruction in the Catholic Faith that
is in alignment with the standards established by the Diocese of San Diego. Religious
instruction is not limited to the time each day that is designated to specific instruction
in the beliefs and practices of Catholicism. Teachers weave religious instruction
throughout the academic curriculum and provide students with opportunities to discuss
and practice their faith during the school day.
Liturgies and Prayers
Regular Masses and other liturgies hold an integral and primary place among school
activities. Liturgies for the whole school are planned for first Friday of each
month and on special occasions throughout the year. Students at each campus also
attend a weekly Mass at the parish church. Parents are kept informed of the times
and locations of these events and are always welcome to attend. Each school day
begins with communal prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Each month, partner classes
take turns participating in an Educational Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church. Partner students assigned to this Mass must wear their formal uniform. All
students in the school and their families are invited to attend. All students wearing
formal uniform will be allowed free dress on the following Monday.
The sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist are introduced each year to
the second graders as a class. They are prepared to receive each sacrament for the
first time. Parents are required to attend meetings for each sacrament as the child
is being prepared. If our older students would like preparation for their sacraments,
they will need to enroll in the classes offered by the parish.
The mission of Our Lady's School is to prepare its students for lives of service
and leadership rooted in the Catholic values of faith, hope, and love. Throughout
the year the school has many opportunities for the students to participate in service
projects for the school, the local community, and for global issues. The projects
are designed to fulfill the gospel message to serve others as well as creating awareness
of issues related to those in need. Because our philosophy acknowledges that parents
are the primary educators, we encourage our families to provide support in a collaborative
spirit, so that we can model the Catholic values we share as a faith community.