Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary exposes students to a rigorous and inclusive curriculum in the classroom. Additionally, students have many opportunities to expand their education and use their talents outside of the classroom with the following activities:
Religion is taught in all classrooms on a daily basis where children explore and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. Children receive opportunities to develop their faith through a variety of service activities. Here are some recent examples:
- + Sending school supplies to students and funds to build a water tower in Uganda
- + Penny Wars and Quarter Mile collection for Holy Childhood Association
- + Donating socks to the homeless
- + Collecting food and toiletries for Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Students in grades 1-8 attend Mass each Wednesday morning; the TK & Kindergarten class joins them monthly and on special holy days. Once a month our school families join the parish community to celebrate Sunday Mass. Students participate in the Stations of the Cross during Lent.
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to be altar servers, assisting priests during the Mass. Students in second grade are prepared to make their First Reconciliation in March and First Holy Communion in May.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities based on their grade level. Some of these opportunities are described below
Chess Club - meets weekly to learn techniques and tips for improving students’ chess skills. Children of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
Academic Decathlon - is open to 6th-8th grade students. Under the guidance and tutelage of teachers and parents, students compete in ten events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50 multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes. The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman Catholic doctrine, English, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Current Events, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (Art and Music). Awards are given for individual and team performance, and the winning school team from each geographic diocese competes in the annual state championship
Dance Production Group - Students in grades 2‐8 have the opportunity to augment their growth and experience of the arts program through the dance arts. The primary goal of the dance‐arts program is to provide opportunities for students to learn about and explore a wide variety of dance forms as they stay fit and enjoy a community that shares their interests and joy in movement. Students will showcase their talents at a dance production that takes place in the spring.
Choir - is open to students in grades 3rd through 8th. The choir sings at school Masses and provide students an opportunity to express their faith through music.
Yearbook team - is led by staff. It produces a keepsake annually, full of pictures representing the activities and events that students have engaged in during the year.
Musical Theater - under the guidance of Ms. Kathy Jordan and Lisa Bennett, produce a Christmas play and full-length spring musical each year. Students create the sets and learn the art of makeup application. Students can participate behind the scenes as members of the stage crew, or on stage in a variety of roles. Past performances include Bye, Bye Birdie (2018), Fiddler on the Roof (2017), and South Pacific (2016).
Junior High students are elected to Student Council each spring, to serve the following school year. Student Council is responsible for a variety of activities throughout the year, including: Leading weekly assemblies, planning and carrying out special assemblies such as the Halloween Parade and Teacher Appreciation, acting as ambassadors for the school, planning spirit week, fundraising and planning a dance for the junior high student. Student council members are held to a high standard as leaders of the student body.
Saint Elizabeth Parish School participates in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) after school sports program. CYO Athletics endeavors to help young people be more Christ-like in the way they live.The programs focus on the total development of participants in order to influence the formation of Christian values.
Saint Elizabeth students matriculate to the finest secondary schools in the Los Angeles area, including:
- Alverno High School
- Bishop Amat
- Don Bosco Tech
- Flintridge Prep
- Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
- Immaculate Heart High School
- La Salle High School
- Loyola High School
- Mayfield Senior School
- Ramona Convent
- Saint Francis High School
- San Gabriel Mission
Many have won top academic-based scholarships. Graduates have taken a variety of leadership roles at their high schools, and many have been inducted into the National Honor Society. Graduates attend competitive colleges throughout the country. The following list represents a sampling of colleges attended by Saint Elizabeth alumna students since 1995:
- Azusa Pacific University
- Cal Poly Pomona
- Cal State University Chico
- Cal State University Long Beach
- Cal State University Northridge
- Catholic University
- Dominican University of California
- Duke University
- Iona College
- Lewis and Clark
- Loyola Marymount University
- Marquette University
- Pepperdine University
- Purdue University
- San Francisco Art Academy
- Santa Clara University
- Seattle University
- The Evergreen State College
- The Naval Academy
- Tulane University
- University of Arizona
- University of California Berkeley
- University of California Merced
- University of California Santa Barbara
- University of California Santa Cruz
- University of California at Los Angeles
- University of Hawaii
- University of Montana
- University of San Diego
- University of San Francisco
- University of Southern California
- University of Virginia
- Vassar College
Kid's Club is a fun and educational environment for students after school with various events happening every month. Kid's Club publishes a newsletter every month in which you can find the latest news and important monthly information for the students and parents.
Saint Elizabeth is a non-profit organization that has been providing a quality education to the children of the San Gabriel Valley since 1919. At Kid's Club, we want to keep all children educated with great values before high schools. At Kid's Club we split the time between fun, educational, and enjoyable activities. Find in this section all the activities that happens during the Kid's Club.
Student of the Week
The safety of our kids is very important to Saint Elizabeth Parish School. Kid's Club value every student at Kid's Club. Every week, the director will choose one student who has demonstrate great behavior, arrived on time at Kid's Club, and listened to the counselors. Click below to find out who is the student of the week!