On Sunday, November 5, the Sisters of Notre Dame visited St. Matthias Parish in Huntington Park to kick-off the SND California Centennial Year. St. Matthias was one of the original schools that the SNDs founded upon their arrival in Los Angeles in 1924. Today, St. Matthias is the only Catholic school in Huntington Park and a dual language (Spanish-English) immersion program.
Current principal Alejandra Alvarez (on the right) welcomed past principals Sr. Antoinette Marie Moon, Sr. Betty Mae Bienlein, and Sr. Colette Theobald.
St. Matthias Dual Language School upholds the four cornerstones of Notre Dame Educational Philosophy: the dignity of the teacher, the worth of the individual, the centrality of religion, and the thoroughness of instruction. As Christian educators we are called to share our faith and instill Catholic values in our students. As facilitators of learning our program nurtures the intellectual, moral, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth of each child. We believe that the educational process is a Christian journey that nurtures a lifelong love for learning and preparation for full participation in the life of the Church and the global society. Our educational philosophy directs the school program to promote the development of the whole child. Our faith community is based on Catholic faith tradition and the teachings of the Church and is built upon a partnership with the parents who are the primary educators of the children.St. Matthias Dual Language School Mission Statement
For information on all of the Centennial festivities, please visit our Centennial webpage.