Philosophy & History

We, the faculty and staff of Our Lady of Guadalupe School, are committed to providing a quality Catholic education for our students.  Recognizing the role of parents as the primary educators, we strive to create a spiritually enriched learning environment.  We utilize our educational training, skills, talents, and model our faith so that students are taught the fundamentals of a spiritual life, academic achievement, appreciation of the arts, healthy lifestyle choices, and multi-cultural awareness.  Each student is regarded as a unique individual – a blessing to our school community from the Lord. Through this reverence for all forms of life, we reflect the profound revelations of Jesus Christ.

History of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School

Our Lady of Guadalupe School was established in 1961 to serve the educational needs of the children of the parish.  The Carmelite Sisters of Oklahoma staffed the school during the next thirteen years as the school grew and flourished.  The first lay principal was appointed in 1972, and since 1974, the school has been staffed entirely by dedicated lay employees.

A kindergarten was opened in the fall of 1985 and was held in a small house near the main school.  Extensive renovation and building during 1991-1992 provided the school with a new kindergarten classroom and computer lab.

In the fall of 2012, a preschool was opened to serve the needs of the community and in the fall of 2013, a transitional kindergarten class was added to the school, also in response to the growing needs of the community.

Our Lady of Guadalupe School is a Catholic parish school under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  The pastor is the ex-officio chief administrative officer of the school who carries out the policies of the Archdiocesan Advisory Board and, on points not covered by Archdiocesan policy, determines policies appropriate to the needs of the school.  The principal is responsible for the immediate direction and supervision of the school programs. Together, the administration, faculty, and students demonstrate their commitment to and support of the mission and philosophy of Our Lady of Guadalupe School. School families are recognized as vital members of the parish community and essential to the life and future of the Church.

Father Joe Kim OFM, Conv. is the current pastor and administrator of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and the head of the school community. The current principal, Mrs. April Beuder, accepted the position in 2012.