About us

About us

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St. Lucy School is an innovative, Pre-K through 8th grade Catholic school within a thriving parish community.

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Welcome! St. Lucy School is known for having a well-rounded program, welcoming community atmosphere, academic excellence, and commitment to the Church and society. We provide a challenging, comprehensive, and values-based curriculum enhanced with art, music, P.E., Spanish and computer classes. Outstanding technology resources are available to all students, and reflect the spirit of innovation in our school program. A peek into our renovated classrooms reveals organized, comfortable spaces, integrated technology, and evidence of a passion for learning by both teachers and students. Each day, our 330 students develop skills for life through faith-development, challenging academics, leadership opportunities, and service to others. St. Lucy students are guided to develop an appreciation and joy for learning each day!
We have one class per grade level, which makes for a close, intimate experience for teachers, students, and families as they “grow up” together. We are not too small, not too large, but just right. Our size allows students to be connected to each other across grade levels through the Buddy Program, Family Groups Program, Junior High Electives Program, and extra­curricular clubs. This helps our school feel like a family.

school-profile2In 2013, we were proud to celebrate 60 years of excellence in the historic Campbell community! Our families come from Campbell, Los Gatos, San Jose, and Willow Glen areas. We often say “It takes a village” when describing the school community. If you choose St. Lucy School, you will be welcomed whole-heartedly by the strong community of teachers, staff, fellow parents, and students. Working together to develop a sense of community and support for student growth is an important characteristic of our families from the first moment they first enter St. Lucy School. The bonds that are made, often last a life-time.

High School Readiness

Our graduates are well prepared for the challenges of high school, and 100% of our students who applied to a Catholic high school were accepted. St. Lucy Faculty prepares advanced students to succeed in testing out of entry-level high school courses such as Spanish 1, Algebra 1, and basic science.
St. Lucy students were accepted at the following local Catholic high schools:

  • Archbishop Mitty High School
  • Bellarmine College Preparatory
  • Notre Dame High School San Jose
  • Presentation High School
  • St. Francis High School
  • St. Lawrence Academy

Every spring, we poll our freshman graduates and their parents about their transition, which provides insight into the strength of our program. Our administration and teachers work closely with students and parents to shepherd them through the high school admission and decision process. Our graduates are well prepared for the challenges of high school and beyond!

St. Lucy Parish School Faculty and Staff

FullSizeRender-2-(1)The Faculty and Staff at St. Lucy Parish School are experienced, caring, and committed to educating the whole child. The faculty/staff model respect and collaboration while being responsive to student needs. Our pastor and parish priests often visit the classrooms and campus. The school is served by 13 classroom teachers as well as specialized teachers in art, science, music, physical education, library, Spanish and computers. Classroom Teachers hold California Teaching Credentials and many have received master’s degrees. Thirteen dedicated instructional aides support classroom teachers and allow for small group instruction in grades Pre-­K to 5th grade and the science lab. Because of this low student­ teacher ratio, teachers know their students well and are able to recognize their unique learning needs.

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Our Pre­-Kindergarten staff consists of a credentialed Pre-­Kindergarten Director and four instructional aides. The teacher/student ratio is 1:7. This half-day program with an extended day care program, prepares students fully for kindergarten. The St. Lucy School Kindergarten Program is a comprehensive full ­day program, with a full time staff of a master teacher with three experienced instructional aides. This offers a strong academic program characterized by a high level of personalized student/teacher interaction with a ratio ranging from 1:6­-1:9 throughout the day.

Our Resource teacher, who holds a teaching credential and master’s degree, collaborates with students, teachers, and parents in order to support students with learning differences in all grades. The Principal, Vice Principal, Director of Advancement, Director of Technology, Director of Campus Ministry and four loving and energetic Extended Day Care staff support the school programs.

Our Mission

“St. Lucy Parish School is a welcoming Catholic community that provides a Christ­-centered education rooted in academic excellence. We are committed to developing individuals who actively serve the Church and the global society.”

Our Philosophy

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St. Lucy Parish School is a Catholic Community, which teaches Christ-­centered values as a way of life. Together, parish staff, teachers, parents and students pursue the educational mission of the Church by proclaiming the message of the Gospel, serving those who are in need, and gathering together in celebration and worship. St. Lucy Parish School guides its students to develop an appreciation for learning and offers an education characterized by academic excellence. We recognize our responsibility to create a community, which will maximize each child’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, psychological and social development.

 

Every St. Lucy School graduate is:

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  • L A person who ​lives Catholic Christian values through
  • Reverence ​for God, others and self
  • Practicing acceptance, ​peace and justice
  • Participation in the sacraments
  • Contribution to the community through service
  • U A person who ​understands​ that they are individuals with integrity who
  • Demonstrate responsibility​ for their choices
  • Use their actions to positively​ influence​ others
  • Share ​their gifts
  • Demonstrate self­ discipline
  • Persevere​ through challenges
  • C A person who communicates effectively by
  • Listening to others
  • Cooperating ​with others
  • Speaking respectf​ully
  • Writing effectively
  • Y A person who ​yearns to be a lifelong learner by
  • Demonstrating an enthusiasm​ and curiosity​ for learning
  • Applying his/her knowledge to solve problems​ now and in the future
  • Opening his/her mind to new ideas​, opinions and experiences
  • Recognizing and developing his/her strengths

History of St. Lucy Parish School​:

Fun-Day-1967St. Lucy School is part of the thriving Catholic community at St. Lucy Parish in Campbell. The school is one of 29 Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Jose and was established in September 1953 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur with a student body of 122 first, second and third grade students. The school expanded yearly until we reached eighth grade. Our Pre-Kindergarten opened in 2012, adding 4-year-olds to the St. Lucy School program! The Sisters served as administrators, faculty, and staff for 37 years. Today, although there are no Sisters on staff, we continue our rich Catholic tradition of academic excellence.

St. Lucy School is proud to celebrate over 60 years of academic excellence in the historic Campbell community. St. Lucy Parish celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2015!

Full 6 year accreditation

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Our top­-notch curriculum earned us the maximum 6­-year term of accreditation by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) in 2014. The WCEA is a private educational accrediting agency established under the auspices of the Bishops of the Catholic Dioceses of California. Every 6 years we are accredited by WCEA. In June 2014, St. Lucy Parish School received the full 6 year accreditation, which is the highest award granted!

St. Lucy School is part of the Diocese of San Jose. The Diocese of San Jose is the second largest school district in Santa Clara County, educating over 16,500 students spanning from Gilroy to Palo Alto. Under the direction of a Superintendent and two Assistant Superintendents of Schools, there are fourteen preschools, twenty­-nine Kindergarten – 8th grade elementary schools, and six Catholic High Schools.

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Our Campus

our-camps-left-imgStudents at St. Lucy School benefit from a large campus situated next to the St. Lucy Parish Church. Our well­ planned facility is the best of both worlds: it has retained its historic charm while providing outstanding functionality as we grow our cutting ­edge programs and provide our students with a learning environment fit for 21st Century Learning. The hallways and classrooms reflect our Catholic Identity through religious bulletin boards, prayer tables and liturgical seasons. The spirit of the school is also seen through displays of student work and special projects. There are several dedicated learning spaces that enrich particular subjects such as science, art, and technology.

There have also been many safety upgrades made to our campus, as student safety is a top priority. During the summer of 2013, a buzzer/intercom system was installed on the front gate, a new front school door was installed with a buzzer system, lighting was replaced on campus in the primary yard and in the lunch area, and the parish installed a wrought iron fence on the south side of the school building. In 2015, lighting was added in the main school yard and an intercom/doorbell/video camera was installed on our wrought iron fence.

  • Morning Assembly/ Flagpole area
    K-8 students, parents, and faculty/staff gather outside as a community every day for morning assembly. The morning assembly is led by students in grades K-­8, and provides a wonderful opportunity for our community to gather together in prayer. Students also get used to talking in front of a group! The assembly typically includes student-­led prayer, greeting by our principal, the Pledge of Allegiance, and daily announcements that inform, build community, recognize students, and provide leadership opportunities. On Friday, the students lead us in singing the patriotic songs. Parents are welcome to drop students off before assembly or join in.
  • The T.D. Mac Lab
    The T.D. Mac Computer Lab is utilized for computer education in grades K-­8, as well as for student broadcasting, iMovie production, the Tech Club, and supervised Jr. High study hall after school. The campus is fully wireless. The infrastructure was upgraded in 2013, to allow for the expansion of iPads and laptops in the classrooms.
  • Library
    Students in grades K-5 visit the library and interact with our librarian on a weekly basis. All students check out books for research projects as needed. The school library offers online access to its extensive collection. A student book club and Scholastic Book Fair compliments the library collection. The school library is available for supervised student use during and after school, and is a perfect space for grades K­-5 to work on homework.
  • Science Lab
    The science lab is a fully equipped lab which is staffed with dedicated science teachers and instructional aides.
  • Studio
    The studio is used as a Jr. High math classroom, an art classroom and Monday Math after school club. In addition to a Jr. High Math classroom, the studio, boasts evidence of student creativity in its beautiful wall murals, and offers plenty of space for artistic expression and exploration using different mediums. Students in grades K­-5 have regularly scheduled art class, and Jr. high students may opt for an art elective each trimester.
  • Gym and Annex
    The school gym supports the school PE and after school athletic programs. The adjacent stage, attached multipurpose room, courtyard gardens, and kitchen support our various programs, events, and activities throughout the year.
  • Kitchen
    The kitchen facilitates hot lunch service, which is offered four days per week from www.ChoiceLunch.com and one day per week from parent coordinated Pizza Friday.
  • The Pavilion covered picnic area
    The pavilion is used for a lunch area for grades 4-­8, an outdoor classroom, for club meetings, and for family socials. It is also home to the Entertainment Stage during our annual Food and Fun Fest carnival.
  • The primary play yard
    The play yard includes a play structure and grassy play area. It is located immediately adjacent to the primary classrooms and Extended Day Care/Pre-K building. Pre­-Kindergarten students enjoy their own dedicated enclosed play yard adjacent to their classroom.
  • The Parish Activity Center
    The PAC, a Parish building, is used for special student events, retreats, parent workshops, receptions, guest speakers, and other special events sponsored by the school. We are blessed to be part of a vibrant parish!
  • Extended Day Care (EDC)
    The newly remodeled first floor houses a K­-8 Extended Day Care which is open from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m. It is very popular among students in grades K-­8. Pre­-K students enjoy their own private Extended Care Space on the first floor as between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.
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