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At a Glance

The school day Monday - Thursday is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for all grades, except TK, with adequate breaks for recess and lunch. Transitional Kindergarten starts their day at 8:15 a.m. and the students in the half-day program end their day at 12:30, while the full-day students finish at 3:00 p.m. with the rest of the school. Supervision begins at 7:00 a.m. each morning, and after school care is administered by the Adeste Program until 6:00 p.m.


The professional staff of SMCES is highly qualified and dedicated. The principal has an Ed.D. in Catholic School Leadership for Social Justice, and all teachers possess a graduate degree in a specialized field of education, a State Teacher’s Credential, and an Archdiocesan Certificate to teach Religion. The support staff is equally dedicated and qualified, as evidenced by their many years of service and continuing professional development required by the school’s administration.


SMCES graduates are well prepared to continue their education and formation in the school of their choice. While many of our students choose to continue their education at our excellent St. Monica Catholic High School, others choose to attend the best Catholic, public, and charter high schools throughout the Los Angeles region.