St. Margaret Mary Catholic School
Inspiring Minds, Building Character and Living Faith

An Advantage for Life


The Office for Catholic Education of the Diocese of Los Angeles establishes the guidelines for all curriculum the school. The total development of a child depends upon his/her ability to learn as well as he/she can with attention, comprehension, and enjoyment. To attain these goals, a multi-level range of curriculum is employed in our school. These objective s are listed as follows: 


  •     To provide the essentials of Catholic doctrine and the principals of morality
  •     To teach the Catholic Liturgy with the Mass as its center
  •     To familiarize the student with the Scriptures.
  •     To expose the students to the historical development of the Church
  •     To teach truths that illuminate our understanding of life
  •     To teach reverence for God and for all creatures
  •     To prepare students for first reception of the Sacraments

Language Arts

  • To develop and practice correct grammar
  • To improve oral and written communication skills
  • To achieve a competent level in writing in accordance with acceptable English usage
  • To master logical organization of ideas in both written and spoken forms
  • To develop skill in reading and comprehension of literature
  • To acquaint students with literary classics


  • To develop mathematical skills for application
  • To teach quantitative concepts
  • To teach mathematical computations
  • To teach concepts and operations in practical applications
  • To develop the ability to  prove geometrical relationships and use of units of measurement To encourage sound reasoning and logical thinking
  • To emphasize problem solving
  • To involve the students in math competitions and math


  • To utilize a hands - on approach in teaching science curriculum
  • To impart for each student a working knowledge of terminology, laws, theories, methods of investigation, and scientific process skills
  • To expose students to relative laboratory experiences and techniques
  • To initiate student participation in science competitions, i.e. Capital Area Science Fair
  • To teach scientific achievement in historical context

Social Studies

  • To present the different geological areas of the world
  • To emphasize cultures, industries, and natural resources
  • To chronically trace the development of civilization throughout the world
  • To familiarize the student with the United States Constitution, the democratic political process, and the structure of the American government
  • To expose the student to significant contemporary world events and evaluate them in relation to past events that constitute our American heritage
  • To initiate student participation in National History Day


  • To develop music appreciation through theory and practice
  • To familiarize students with liturgical music
  • To provide the opportunity for optional after school instrumental music lessons 


  • To expose students to various art forms and styles
  • To familiarize the students with many artists and to help them appreciate beauty in all forms of art throughout history 

Physical Education/Health

  • To teach the student basic calisthenics and physical fitness
  • To teach the basics in hygiene and provide factual information regarding the danger of drugs and alcohol



  • To expose students to the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries
  • To learn basic grammar, conversation, idioms and vocabulary of the Spanish language



  • To teach basic computer terminology
  • To teach students to collect, graph and analyze data
  • To encourage students to explore a variety of simulations and applications
  • To reinforce basic computer literacy to include keyboarding and word processing
  • To instruct students on Internet safety and proper Internet behavior