Founded by the Adrian Dominican Sisters in 1947, St. Raphael School is a part of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Our mission and goals are to provide all students with a strong academic foundation which will assist them in succeeding in high school and later in college. We do not discriminate in any way based on race, gender, ethnic heritage or religion.
Annual test scores show that our students are constantly improving their performances in all academic fields. Each year, a significant percentage of our 8th-grade students continue on to some of the best Catholic high schools in Los Angeles. By giving our students a high quality education, St. Raphael School is laying the groundwork for continued education and preparing them to succeed in life.
Some of our most notable achievements include:
- Graduates matriculate to some of the best Catholic Charter and Magnet high schools in Los Angeles
- Full accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
- Highly qualified teachers and an exceptional teacher retention rate
- Teachers placed through Loyola Marymount University’s PLACE Corps program
- Technology-based learning curriculum is on par with far more affluent schools
- High quality vocal and instrumental music program
- Counseling program for students and families
St. Raphael is blessed by an active Development Board. With help from the Board, St. Raphael secures funding used to provide tuition support and enhance our curriculum. Among others, funding from The Ahmanson Foundation, The Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation, The William H. Hannon Foundation, The Riordan Foundation, the John and Dorothy Shea Foundation, The Specialty Family Foundation, the Weingart Foundation, and many caring individuals and family foundations has created an exceptional academic program for our students.