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Faith, knowledge, service Focus of annual Catholic Schools Week

Network of seven schools to reshape Catholic education

Catholic schools providing teaching love, example

Cristo Rey
high school working toward fall 2018 opening

Majority of St. Elizabeth transfers accept offers at Catholic high schools

Bright lights of
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FACE recipient:
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thing for you
to help our family'

Schools
to be closed

St. Bede School
sends shoes
to North Africa

School children
from all grades
learning to code

SJND students
step up with holiday help for families

BOD football team champions

Our Lady of Guadalupe —
with song, dance
and giant puppets

Demonstrated excellence
in science

Catholic schools outperform in SATs

New classical academy
reaching out


When the Christ
of Christmas
appears as
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When you think
of MLK, don't
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placeholder January 23, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA
Catholic Schools Week

Schools to be closed

Our Lady of the Rosary
678 B St., Union City 94587
510-471-3765; www.olrschool.com
Opened: 1967

The Franciscan Sisters of Malta staffed the school when it opened in 1967 for pupils in first through fourth grades; one grade was added each subsequent year. A kindergarten was added in 1985. The order withdrew from the school in June 1973, and a Holy Names sister became principal; the staff was comprised of lay employees. After one year, the Holy Names order withdrew the principal and lay employees have staffed the school ever since.

ALL: ALBERT C. PACCIORINI/THE CATHOLIC VOICE


St. Jarlath
2634 Pleasant St., Oakland 94602
510-532-4387; https://stjarlathschool.org
Opened: 1930

St. Jarlath School opened in fall 1930, with its first graduating class in 1934. Staffing was provided by 15 Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The last sister/administrator left in 1989 and was followed by the school's first lay principal.


St. Jerome
320 San Carlos Ave., El Cerrito 94530
510-525-9484; www.stjeromecatholicschool.org
Opened: 1955

Five sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary opened St. Jerome School in September 1955 with the first pupils filling grades one through four with a total enrollment of 160 students. A new grade was added each year until September 1959 when the school enrolled grades one through eight, and in 1982 a kindergarten was added. In 1985, an extended day care program, Red Balloon, was established to meet the increasing needs of working parents of the school's community.


St. Lawrence O'Toole
3695 High St., Oakland 94619
510-530-0266; http://stlawrenceotoole.com
Opened: 1949

St. Lawrence O'Toole was founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1949 and currently serves grades transitional Kindergarten through Grade Eight.

St. Martin de Porres
The three Oakland Catholic schools — Sts. Columba and Patrick and Sacred Heart — were combined in 1996, into St. Martin de Porres Regional School with a K-5 campus at Sacred Heart Parish in North Oakland and a middle school campus at St. Patrick Parish in West Oakland. Besides those parishes, the school is supported by the Cathedral Parish of Christ the Light.

Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
675 41st St., Oakland 94609
510-652-2220


Sixth-Eighth Grades
1630 10th St., Oakland 94607
510-832-1757; www.stmdp.org
Opened: 1996
 
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