Welcome to St. Helen Catholic School. St. Helen School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade coeducational Catholic school located in the city of South Gate, California. St. Helen School is a ministry of St. Helen Church and is under the direction of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Throughout these pages, you will find information about our excellent spiritual, academic and enrichment programs and opportunities available to our students and families Pre-K through the eighth grade, including our full and half-day Pre-Kinder program and our full day Kindergarten program. St. Helen School is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Academic excellence is the hallmark of a St. Helen School education. Our curriculum is aligned with Archdiocesan and California State Standards. Students are challenged to meet the highest academic standards, built on the educational vision and principals of the of the Sisters of Notre Dame:
Impelled by Jesus Christ and his mission and our rich educational heritage, we provide a Catholic-Christian environment of educational excellence for the transformation of individuals and society.
We form persons who are skilled and committed to journey together in hope as witnesses and catalysts for the responsible care of all God’s creation and for justice and peace, especially for those on the margins of society.
(1) The Centrality of a Good and Provident God
(2) The Human Dignity of Each Person as an Image of God
(3) The Notre Dame Educator as a Gospel Witness
(4) An Integrated Education for Transformation
At St. Helen School we take great pride in the fact that our mission calls for us to educate the whole child. In partnership with parents, we strive to prepare our students to become loving and productive members of society.