La Purisima Catholic School

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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.