The faculty and staff at The Parish School acknowledge parents as the primary educators of their children and thus view our education and formation programs as being in partnership with the efforts of parents in the home. Our efforts are intended to be a reinforcement of the values and principles instilled in the home. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in the life of the school so they may gain from the strength of our community, and contribute their own hopes and dreams to a common vision for our children.
The teachers and instructional staff are well-trained, professional educators, many of whom hold advanced degrees. Moreover, they are devoted to their vocation, commonly viewing it as a personal ministry in the service of Christ, his Church and the Catholic family. With this devotion, they bring unusual energy and enthusiasm, tempered with kindness and patience, to the classroom each day.
The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church is, above all else, a community brought together by a common set of beliefs, values and aspirations. The Parish School students tend to reflect the high ideals that brought them here. These are the peers with whom each child at the School associates, befriends, and matures.
The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church is part of the Diocese of Orange. We welcome families from any parish. Our school first opened in 1981, under the direction and support of Pastor Louis Knight, with kindergarten through second grade. We are now a complete Preschool - 8th grade facility. We have a preschool for 3 and 4 year-olds, a "Two Year Kindergarten Experience" or TYKE classes, which serve as our transitional kindergarten, 3 classes per grade for Kindergarten and 2nd through 8th grade and 2 classes per grade for 1st grade for a total capacity of 800 students. Our plan is to expand 1st grade to also include three homerooms for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church serves students of all levels and has a Learning Support Program that provides enrichment as well as intervention. Our TYKE program is designed for students who need a bonus year or do not meet the September 1 birth date for kindergarten. A child must be 5 years old by December 1st to be considered for this program.