Parish Schools

Elementary Education

Serra Catholic School
23652 Antonio Pkwy.
Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Phone:  949/888-1990              Fax:  949/635-1921

Mrs. Angeline Trudell, President

Enrollment: 1,005 (Jr.K-8th Grade)


Serra Catholic School in Rancho Santa Margarita welcomes children from the parishes of San Francisco Solano, Rancho Santa Margarita; St. Kilian, Mission Viejo; Santiago de Compostela, Lake Forest, and Holy Trinity, Ladera Ranch.

Serra Catholic School is an elementary school with grades Junior-Kindergarten through 8th Grade.

Serra Catholic School’s Mission Statement reads:

Steeped in the Gospel values and the Catholic tradition, we believe ourselves to be a faith community, centered in prayer, modeling for students and one another, what it means to be a Follower of Jesus:

  • A Catholic Faith-Filled Life and Missionary Spirit
  • A Lifelong Love of Learning
  • A Reverence for One’s Own Physical Being
  • A Positive and Realistic Self-Image
  • A Willingness to Share One’s God-Given Gifts


Catholic High School Education

Santa Margarita Catholic High School
22062 Antonio Pkwy.
Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Phone:  949/766-6000                 Fax:  949/766-6005

email:    Website:

Mr. Raymond Dunne                 Principal

Lucretia L. Dominguez               Asst. Principal – Administration
Mary Beth Dougherty Ed.D.        Asst. Principal – Curriculum and Instruction
Thomas Smith                               Asst. Principal – Student Services

Reverend Craig Michael Butters  Chaplain

Enrollment: 1,650 (Co-Educational)

Santa Margarita Catholic High School Mission Statement

Santa Margarita Catholic High School endeavors to bring the person and teaching of Jesus Christ to this time and place under the direction of the Bishop of Orange and in accordance with the magisterium of the Catholic Church.

We strive to emulate the accepting and nurturing way that He taught us; to have faith in the Father; to demonstrate a loving respect for people; to seek opportunities to help rather than judge; to be open to the thoughts and ideas of each individual; and to desire service in the wider community.

Within this framework, we are dedicated to working in union with families to provide excellent, holistic education. We are committed to the fullest development of the student religiously, morally, intellectually, physically, and personally.

Our object is to provide an effective college preparatory education for each of our students. In addition to excellence in the skills and abilities of the various arts and disciplines, we seek to develop in our students a positive sense of self-worth, self-discipline, personal responsibility, commitment, and a desire to lead.