About St. Euphrasia
St. Euphrasia is an intimate and friendly school, located in a safe and pleasant community. Multicultural and ethnically diverse, it provides an outstanding center of life and learning from Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade. The curriculum exceeds California State standards and our school consistently scores well above grade level on standardized testing.
We are very proud of the academic paths that our students continue to follow after graduating from St. Euphrasia, exceling in high schools across Los Angeles. Every member of the graduating class were successfully admitted to their first choice high school, and 25% of them were accepted with Honors and/or Scholarships.
And the academic journey doesn’t end there. Upon high school graduation, our students are regularly accepted at prestigious universities and colleges across the United States.
St. Euphrasia Schools is a Catholic community dedicated to nurturing each student’s faith, values, and stewardship while developing the academic achievement of all learners.
St. Euphrasia School is an intrinsic part of the parish community’s Catholic education ministry. As facilitators of learning, we recognize the role of parents as the primary educators of their children. We provide an educational program that is sufficiently varied and flexible to foster the development of the whole person.
The Department of Catholic Schools is the agency responsible for executing archdiocesan policies and procedures in the operation of the parish school. The Catholic elementary school is a recognized educational institution with the State Department of Education. St Euphrasia Elementary School is fully and jointly accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The accreditation must be renewed every six years. St. Euphrasia School underwent accreditation during the spring of 2011. Our school is currently accredited through June, 2017. Renewal of our accreditation has begun and evaluation is scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year.
st. Euphrasia Quotes
Quotes from St. Euphrasia that continues to bring us meaning today:
“One person is of more value than that of the whole world.”
“Nothing was too small, to arduous or too costly to put in to action day or night for God’s little ones.”
“If you always love one another, if you always uphold one another, you will be capable of working wonders!”
“We are called to become like Jesus, the Good Shepherd, passionately concerned for people in need of God’s healing love and authentic friendship.”
St. Mary Euphrasia was born Virginia Rose Pelletier (in France) during the French Revolution, on July 31, 1796. Her compassion for God’s hurting ones urged her to enter the Order of Our Lady of Refuge at Tours in 1814. As a Superior of the House of Tours, she founded a contemplative branch, which is now known as the Contemplatives of the Good Shepherd. These sisters express their charism in a life devoted to prayer, solitude, work and austerity. In 1831, Mother Euphrasia became the Superior General of the Congregation of the Good Shepherd Sisters. She founded 110 convents on five continents during her lifetime. Today, the Good Shepherd Sisters continue their missionary zeal to heal the broken-hearted, save the abandoned, fight for social justice and pro-life causes, and the bring hope into the lives of the marginalized, especially girls and women. The following are quotes of St. Euphrasia that continue to bring us meaning today: “One person is of more value than that of the whole world.” Nothing was too small, to arduous or too costly to put into action day or night for God’s little ones.”, and “If you always love one another, if you always uphold one another, you will be capable of working wonders!”