HISTORY Saint Benedict School, opened its doors on Wednesday, September 22, 1941, and was staffed by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Two hundred sixty students were enrolled for the first year. The school was formally dedicated on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1941. Today Saint Benedict School is a double graded school with an enrollment of 530 students. Grades range from Transitional Kindergarten to Eighth Grade.
MISSION STATEMENT Jesus Christ is the foundation for our school community. In our community, we strive for the education of Catholic values and faith that promote faithfulness and stewardship. St. Benedict is also committed to the development of the whole child, while maintaining an environment that provides an academic program designed to develop the diverse learning abilities of each child. St Benedict works together to nurture the individual character of each child and embrace the cultural and ethnic diversities. The school community encourages praising others, modeling peace, building values and emphasizes the importance of each individual’s responsibility towards others.
PHILOSOPHY The philosophy of Saint Benedict School is committed to the intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of each student. The school community teaches the importance of our Catholic faith encouraging students to work hard and pray hard. We strive for the excellence in teaching knowledge and critical thinking skills to our students while maintaining values of respect for themselves, others and, above all, God. In the spirit of Saint Benedict and Saint Augustine, our school promotes love and learning through the praising of one another, emphasizing the importance of assuming responsibility of one’s actions, and invites students to help build a community of faith, mutual respect, with peace at home, at school and in our community.
CURRICULUM St. Benedict School offers a curriculum based on Common Core Standards and offers students opportunities for growth in the following major subjects: Religion, Reading and Literature, Computer Science, Social Studies, Science, Family Life, English, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, Spelling, Handwriting, Physical Education, Mathematics, Spanish, Health and Safety, Teaching Touching Safety.
ENRICHMENT Math Center, School Clubs, Bruin Choir, Field Trips, Sports Program, Student Government, Art Fair, Science Fair, Educational Assemblies, School Band, Literacy Day "Student's Book Fair" . The total curriculum is coordinated Transitional K through 8th grades. Teachers evaluate and review curriculum areas according to Archdiocesan Guidelines and participate in the WASC/WCEA accreditation process.
St. Benedict Parish School 217 N. 10th Street Montebello, Ca 90640
Office Hours: M-Th: 7:30 AM - 4 PM Fri: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM