Our story began in 1926, when seven religious sisters from Belgium, the Daughters of Mary and Joseph (DMJs) came to Culver City to build a Catholic school that has served the local and global community for the past 90 years. Today, the DMJ’s charism and visionary dedication permeates our school culture for the benefit of our students, families, parishioners and the community-at-large.
SAS is a member of the I3 Innovation Institute at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Recognized for its faith-filled learning environment, rigorous academics, Ambassador Program and innovations, SAS has evolved into a 21st Century learning community that focuses on global competence, intercultural skills and student leadership. The school offers world languages of Spanish, French and Arabic and various other electives, such as digital composition.
Among our current faculty are four SAS alumnae, Ms. Doody, (Vice Principal), Mrs. Flicker (Religion Coordinator & Student Government Moderator), Mrs. Sagliani (Teacher) and Mrs. Flippen, (Early Childhood Vice Principal). Our alumni are over 3000 strong, and their work and lives were deeply impacted by the nurturing Catholic education they experienced at SAS.
Today, our Early Childhood Continuum stretches over four years from Licensed Preschool 2+, 3+, TK to Kindergarten. In collaboration with LAUp and the Race-to-the-Top, SAS meets the growing needs for young learners through quality education. In Grades 1 – 8 students continue to grow in their faith, learn to appreciate their unique cultural heritage and develop the fundamental skills needed for success in high school and beyond. For the past years, SAS graduates have had a 100% success rate in their admission to a Catholic High School of their choice.
Our year-long celebration of the 90th Anniversary is a true acknowledgement of the dedication, mission and vision of the past 90 years. We thank all religious sisters, pastors, educators, administrators, students and families who have made SAS the great school it is. We are committed to making the next 90 years as successful as the past! Join us as we celebrate the impact of Christ’s love in our school, parish and community. For details about our 90th Anniversary or to reconnect with your Alma mater, please tap “the 9oth” at the top of the navigation bar.