Our Lady of Guadalupe School first began educating the children of La Habra in September of 1956. Monsignor David Coleman and the young families that had settled in the area saw a need for a Catholic School that would form its students both spiritually and academically. An invitation was extended to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange to staff the new school. The Sisters who began teaching early catechism classes accepted, and educated thousands of students for over fifty years. Since 2005, Administration and Faculty have been in the hands of dedicated and highly qualified laity. The original mission has evolved to meet the needs of Twenty First Century Learners, while maintaining the standards of a Catholic Community and Academic Excellence. Under the supervision of the Diocese of Orange, the school has continued to have a strong bond with the Congregation of St. Joseph through active membership in the CSJ Educational Network. With one eye on the successes of the past and another on the needs of the future, 2016 will mark the 60th Anniversary of Our Lady of Guadalupe School.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School takes great pride in a history of educational excellence, academic rigor, and a strong Roman Catholic Identity. Through the past six decades, we have served the community of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and the city of La Habra by providing graduates who matriculate successfully to high school, college, career, and the world beyond. Currently, Our Lady of School includes classes from Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten (a two-year program) through Grade Eight.Embracing each child as a unique and talented creation of God, we foster their relationship with their faith, build their sense of self, challenge their natural abilities, and create an environment where all students can explore and succeed.