Who We Are

Since our founding in 1924, we have prepared students for success in higher education. As part of an international community of schools owned and operated by the Sisters of Nazareth, we welcome students and families of all faiths.

Our Goal

The goal of Nazareth School is to work as a team with parents and students to create a Christ-Centered Catholic community committed to high educational standards within the framework of our school-wide learning expectations. Our core values are based on Scripture and the heritage and tradition of the Sisters of Nazareth – Respect, Hospitality, Love, Justice, Compassion, and Patience. 

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Nazareth School to teach and guide students from various backgrounds in their spiritual, academic, physical, and social development. As a Catholic institution, Nazareth School community members integrate the charism and core values of the Sisters of Nazareth into the educational experience. It is the school’s aim to nurture mind, body, and spirit in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust in God and to contribute to the larger community through service, worship, and spreading the Gospel message.

Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth Mission Statement

We, the Sisters of Nazareth, founded by Victoire Larmenier, inspired by the spirit of the Gospel, are committed to the mission entrusted to us by the Church. Together with the people of God, we aim to present the love of Christ to all, especially the poor, through the ministry of care and education. We value and respect the dignity of each human being based on the words of Christ: “You did it to me.” (Matt. 25:40)

Sisters of Nazareth Core Values

  • Respect - Matt. 25:40
    As often as you did it to one of these… You did it to me
  • Hospitality - Matt. 25:37
    I was a stranger and you welcomed me
  • Love - 1 Peter 1:22
    Let your love for each other be real and from the heart
  • Justice  - Matt 5:6
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for Justice for they shall be satisfied
  • Compassion - Luke 6:36
    Be compassionate, as your heavenly father is compassionate
  • Patience Matt 5:5
    Blessed are the gentle for they shall possess the earth

Philosophy

The Nazareth School faculty and staff work in partnership with parents, the primary educators of their children, to provide a quality Catholic education. God is the center of Nazareth School, and each child is a member of His family, created in His image. Students develop a strong relationship with God and grow in the rich traditions of the Catholic faith through prayer, sacramental celebration, and service to others. Gospel values are practiced daily. Nazareth School staff, students, parents, and religious are committed to building the bonds of community among themselves and the local/global society. Through a challenging academic curriculum relevant to the needs and abilities of the students, the children are prepared for higher education and responsible citizenship with moral integrity in an ever-changing world.

Nazareth School Schoolwide Learning Expectations

Nazareth School students are:

Faithful Catholic Christians who:

  • Apply religious knowledge to life situations and make moral choices based on Scripture and Church teachings
  • Practice their faith through prayer, reflection, active participation in the Liturgy and service to others
  • Practice and model the Core Values of the Sisters of Nazareth

Active, lifelong learners who:

  • Use creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to demonstrate competency in all subjects
  • Give their best effort and take responsibility for their own learning
  • Share their talents
  • Practice the ethical use of technology to support learning

Effective communicators who:

  • Are active listeners who respect others’ feelings, thought, and ideas
  • Use oral and written communication skills with confidence and competence
  • Work well individually and as members of a group

Globally-aware citizens who:

  • Demonstrate an active responsibility for the environment
  • Respect and celebrate cultural and religious diversity
  • Practice social responsibility by responding to the needs of the local and global communities
  • Take responsibility for their actions and know that choices have consequences

Revised: 05/2016

Nazareth School Prayer

Lord Jesus, 

You were once a child in the Holy Family of Nazareth.
We are gathered as a family at Nazareth School.
Bless San Diego, our city.
Preserve it from violence and hatred.
Bless our school and all who come here.
Guide and strengthen the teachers and all who work here.
Help us to be kind to one another and cheerful each day.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit so that we may grow in your love and learn to love one another. 

Amen 

Holy Family of Nazareth
Watch over us and protect us