Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic High School
Rooted In Faith, Forward in Excellence, Committed to Service
Welcoming Freshman Students in Fall 2018
Our vision as a Christ-centered educational community in the charism of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac is to form youth in faith, with a critical mind and with a love of learning. This will prepare them to be instruments in the transformation of society according to Gospel values.
The mission of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic High School is to prepare youth and young adults in faith who are leaders at the service of others. We strive to educate the whole person through a program marked by academic rigor in an environment that fosters the responsible exercise of personal liberty, a sense of the wider community and active compassion for others.
Education Beyond Borders
“WHAT YOU SEE WITH YOUR EYES TOUCHES YOUR HEART”
“Exchanges between different Company of Mary schools, getting to know different realities, doing volunteer work, learning and perfecting other languages, as well as sharing knowledge and experience help us feel part of a community that goes beyond its own borders.”
(Company of Mary International Educational Project)
Opportunities to study abroad and involvement in mission/cultural programs are provided, not only from an academic perspective, but as life-enriching and transformative experiences. There are interest groups forming to travel to Peru in the summer of 2018 (open to families and students of all ages) and plans are being made for our high school students to visit our “sister school” in England early in 2019. Call the school office for more information.
HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS
(Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math)
Humanities is the cornerstone of the curriculum. Our approach is that a sound education must be balanced between the different subject areas with each discipline providing insight into the human experience. Education ultimately is at the service of humanity and we want our students to become leaders who make a difference in our world no matter what career path they choose.
The methodology underlying the academic program is known as Sustained Inquiry Learning. It is academically rigorous requiring students to ask complex questions, develop strategies for research/investigation, evaluate and analyze information and arrive at conclusions based on evidence. This form of learning will be applied to all coursework including Advanced Placement offering, STEM and Project Lead the Way classes, and Dual and Concurrent enrollment courses established with local colleges and universities.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Extra curricular programs and activities are meant to enhance the total educational experience benefiting the development of the whole individual. Activities are established based on scholar interest, feasibility and affordability, and on how the activity supports the vision and mission statements. Opportunities could include, but are not limited to:
- Student Leadership and Campus Ministry
- Honor Societies
- Debate, Mock Trial, Model United Nations
- CIF Sports Participation – could include Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Softball, Baseball, Track and Field, Swimming, Water Polo, Equestrian
- Mustang Theatre
- Choir and Band
- Service/Community outreach clubs
- World Culture and special interest clubs
- Spirit Teams and Dance
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic High School is proud to be the only Catholic high school in the Temecula Valley and within a 40 mile radius. As a Catholic school vetted to the teachinga and traditions of the Catholic Church, coursework will follow the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops Curriculum Framework. Opportunities for reception of the sacraments, prayer, service to others, and faith sharing will be woven into the campus life experience.
COMMITMENT TO INDIVIDUAL GROWTH
Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic High School puts each individual student at the heart of learning. Each student enters the community with unique gifts, talents and dreams. We are committed to journeying with students to attain levels of excellence and enhance skills to prepare them for the world that awaits them. Students are assigned a faculty mentor to journey with them through these challenging young adult years. Classes are formed based on student ability and interest in addition to meeting the A-G requirements and College Board standards. If a student dreams to be the next culinary sensation, create a breakthrough in curing disease, or legislating for the marginalized, Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic High School will provide the foundation for their success.
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SPACES
While waiting for the high school building to be constructed, the students will study within learning spaces on campus to meet academic needs while stimulating the philosophy that learning can take place anywhere creative minds meet and are challenged to soar. Traditional classroom spaces are combined with more open space concepts to promote a quality environment for our students.