Mission & Philosophy
San Gabriel Mission Elementary, adjacent to the historical San Gabriel Mission, is one of California’s longest operating Kindergarten through 8th grade parish schools. We are committed to academic excellence through a standards-based curriculum, which is enriched by the Dominican and Claretian charisms of sharing the Word and Truth of Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to developing each child’s full potential through our Schoolwide Learning Expectations. As a faith-based community, students, parents, teachers, staff, administration, and clergy witness the Gospel message through worship, community service and daily life experiences.
San Gabriel Mission Elementary School is an academic community whose well-rounded curriculum is permeated by Catholic faith and Gospel values. We assist and enable parents to fulfill their role as primary educators of their children as they develop their intellectual abilities, critical thinking, moral decision-making, and their personal relationship with God. We awaken in our students an enthusiasm for life-long learning and an ambition to achieve academic excellence and to lead a well-balanced life. We challenge our students to answer God’s call by instilling in them the value of social responsibility. We inspire students to be global citizens who serve others while working for justice and peace in our multi-cultural society. We foster a spiritual life by giving each student opportunities to practice Christian values in our school community, which leads them to be active participants in both Church and society.
The vision for San Gabriel Mission Elementary School is to promote and educate the whole child and to prepare each student to make meaningful contributions to their community and in the world. Through a safe nurturing environment, while integrating the latest technology, we strive to develop academic potential, spiritual and moral growth, create socially responsible and environmentally conscious individuals. Our vision is to continue preserving the tradition of family and community values through partnerships among parents, students, staff, administration, and clergy.