School of the Madeleine
In September of 1957, School of the Madeleine opened with three hundred students in grades one through six. The school was staffed by Sisters of Saint Francis. During the school years 1958-1960, one additional upper grade and teacher were added, bringing the total number of classrooms to 17 with grades kindergarten through eight operating in one main building. In 1985, the kindergarten was expanded into a developmental program with two kindergarten classrooms and a pre-first class located in the convent building. Two preschool classrooms were added in the 1992-1993 school year. One was a classroom for a three-year-old program and the other for a four-year-old program. In March 2000, a new multi-purpose building was completed. It includes a library, a computer lab, a tutoring room, an extra classroom for projects, the faculty lounge and workroom, the janitor's room, a storage room and bathrooms. At the present time, School of the Madeleine offers a full program from preschool through grade 8. There are three preschool classrooms, two kindergarten classrooms, one pre-first classroom, and two classes of each grade from grade one to grade eight.
Each student at School of the Madeleine is a unique creation of God actively involved in the process of his or her own spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth. The administration, teachers, staff, and parents, as the primary educators, are committed to the development of each child by providing loving support, inspiration, and quality instruction, while integrating Catholic values, traditions, and worship throughout the school environment.
The mission of School of the Madeleine:
Students at School of the Madeleine are empowered to be committed to their Catholic faith, to become aware of their personal potential, and to mature spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.
We achieve this by:
A graduate of the School of the Madeleine is:
1. A compassionate Catholic/Christian who:
2. An independent learner who:
3. A responsible individual who:
4. An effective communicator who:
5. A globally aware citizen who:
School of the Madeleine, in the Diocese of San Diego and as part of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, mindful of its mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admit students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. School of the Madeleine, in the Diocese of San Diego and as part of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.