Following in the footsteps of Jesus as the model servant-leader, St. Ferdinand Catholic School is committed to forming morally aware young men and women well-prepared for high school, the university, and beyond through our rigorous academic, technology-oriented program. St. Ferdinand Catholic School is an extension of the Archdiocesan community. Daily prayer, monthly mass, and the teaching of Catholic faith and morals are integral components to our school’s curricular program.
ACADEMICS & CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
In keeping with our motto, “Where Inspiration Begins,” the formation of faith is interwoven into various elements of our curriculum. Religion is taught at each grade level.
Occasions of prayer and reflection are offered during the school day so that our student body may experience the joy of the children of God. Students in the second grade are prepared for the reception of the Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist.
A non-2nd grade student who would like to receive the sacraments may be prepared for the reception of the sacraments as well. Interested families must speak with the school’s Religion Coordinator.
The Faculty of Saint Ferdinand Catholic School follows the curriculum of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Time allotment suggestions for each subject are stipulated by the Archdiocese and the state of California. SFCS meets or exceeds all curricular guidelines set by the State of California and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
All students are required to participate in physical education classes and activities as directed by school personnel. Students with a medical or special circumstance must notify the Physical Education teacher with a note from a parent.
The school will not be responsible should a child become ill and notification was not given prior to physical activity. Parents must understand that students may often offer excuses for not participating in PE activities to avoid the physical exertion. PE teachers may not honor a student’s request to sit out of PE activities without a written note from a parent.
The physical education uniform must be worn on physical education days only and will comprise part of each child’s PE grade. Students who do not wear the PE uniform on scheduled PE days are considered out of uniform and will be down- graded on the PE grades for those days.
In keeping with sound academic standards, students wishing to enter into Kindergarten in the fall must meet the following minimum academic requirements.
At Saint Ferdinand Catholic School, we recognize the importance of early childhood education in fostering good habits of faith and studies. Our preschool program is fully integrated with our regular school program and reflects the holistic and challenging Catholic academic program that we offer for grades kindergarten through eighth grades. It offers our youngest Vikings the opportunity to master the foundational skills, particularly in math, that will allow them to continue into kindergarten successfully.