About Us

Mission & Philosophy

The teachers, staff, and parents of La Purísima Catholic School are dedicated to provide for the formation of the whole child; spiritually, morally, physically, emotionally, and academically. We strive to help our children become disciples of our Church and confident, responsible and creative leaders of our community. Teachers and staff partner with the parents, as the primary educators of their children, to instruct our students in an atmosphere of cooperation that respects individual differences and cultural traditions. Through a Christ-centered program, we endeavor to provide opportunities for our students to acquire the skills needed to meet the demands of the present, while preparing them for the challenges of tomorrow.

Learning Today to Make a Difference Tomorrow



The students of La Purisima Catholic School live the values and traditions of the Catholic Church in the charism of the Company of Mary, Our Lady. The students strive for and exemplify the following qualities as they develop as Children of God.

Fulfill Your Name:

-Students identify themselves as Catholic by living out the teachings of Jesus and modeling Mary’s “yes” to God’s plan for their own lives.

-Students practice the tenets of the Catholic faith to which they were called in Baptism.

Extend Your Hand:

-Students learn to respect the uniqueness of all people aware that each is created in God’s image.

-Students spread the Kingdom of God to the local and global community by reaching out to those in need through prayer and actions.

Maintain the Flame:

– Students acknowledge the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in their lives and ignite these virtues to strengthen their moral compass.

-Students seek to find God in all positive aspects and challenging moments of their lives.

-Students work to the best of their ability, developing academic, artistic, physical, and social talents that enrich the whole person.


School Profile

LP Quick Facts

Address: 11712 N. Hewes St.,
Orange, CA 92869
Phone: 714-633-5411
Fax: 714-633-1588

Principal: Mrs. Rosa Ramirez

Founded: 1965. La Purisima School is a Diocese of Orange parish school, in association with the Sisters of the Company of Mary.

Academic Year: Three trimesters from late August to mid-June.

Grades taught: Half-day and Full-day preschool; Full-day Transitional kindergarten; Full-day kindergarten; Elementary School (Grades 1-5); Middle School (Grades 6-8).

Accreditation: La Purisima School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA). The preschool is fully licensed by the State of California (license #300606414).

Faculty: 15 full time teachers and 3 part-time teachers. 6 hold Master’s degrees. One holds a PHD- Dr. Bube. K-8 teachers are credentialed (4 seeking to clear and one in process). Preschool and TK teachers meet the early childhood requirements.

Resources: Inclusion specialist, counselor, and librarian on campus.


  • Learning lab including library and collaborative space
  • “Technology Rich” campus
    • 1:1 technology and interactive classrooms (4-8)
    • 2:1 technology and interactive classrooms (K-3)
    • Interactive classrooms (Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten)
  • Cutting edge music classroom with individual keyboards and instruments
  • Athletic field with electronic scoreboard; outdoor basketball/volleyball courts
  • Modern playground equipment

Class Size: Maximum class size is 32 students in grades K-8. Maximum is 24 students (with 2 teachers) in each Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten. A part-time instructional aide assists grades K-2.

Student Body Demographics: Diverse multi-cultural student population.
Number: 108 boys; 110 girls (as of 01/12/11)
28% Caucasian
39% Latino
30% Asian
2% African-American

Curriculum: Religion (including weekly Mass), Family Life Education and Moral Development, Language Arts (Reading, Phonics, English, Writing, Spelling, Handwriting, Research and Library Skills), Literature, Mathematics, Accelerated Mathematics, Spanish, Social Studies (History, Geography, Current Events), Science (Physical, Biological, Earth, Life), Technology integration across curriculum, Music Education, Physical Education (Health and Safety), Fine Arts (Artist of the Month), other accelerated curricula available individually or in small groups, and opportunities to participate in Student Council, California Junior Scholastic Federation, and National Junior Honor Society as part of the regular curriculum.

After-School Enrichment Programs: Cheer (K-4), Choir, Destination Science Club, Chess, and Scouts.

Sports Program: Parochial Athletic League Boys and Girls Basketball, Track and Volleyball; Boys Flag Football; Girls Softball.

Team name: Cavaliers

Team Colors: Blue and White

School Uniform: Worn by students in Grades TK-8.



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