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St. Sebastian School, West LA

Pre-K to 8th Grade. Dual Language Immersion

About St. Sebastian School & FAQs

Mission Statement:
Saint Sebastian School provides academic excellence in a Catholic, multilingual setting in order to prepare students to serve as faith-filled disciples in our global community.

Our school community believes…

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our school is a safe and supportive environment for all community members
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our diversity and our individuality enrich our Saint Sebastian Family
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all community members can and will find joy in learning
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in treating all of God’s Creation with respect and kindness, as Christ would
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in developing critical thinkers committed to serving others

Our Teachers Love Working Here…

Meet Our Teachers & Staff

Mr. Andrew Suk

Mr. Andrew Suk

Principal

Fr. Germán Sanchez

Fr. Germán Sanchez

Pastor

Ms. Marisa Fuentes

Ms. Marisa Fuentes

Preschool Director

Ms. Nallely Lopez

Ms. Nallely Lopez

Preschool Lead Teacher

Ms. Arby Guevara

Ms. Arby Guevara

Admissions & Enrollment

Ms. Leslie Valdez

Ms. Leslie Valdez

Admin Assistant

Ms. Leticia Perez

Ms. Leticia Perez

Preschool Teacher

Ms. Angelica Santiago

Ms. Angelica Santiago

Preschool Teacher

Mr. Arturo Figueroa

Mr. Arturo Figueroa

Preschool Aide

Ms. Janinne Villatoro

Ms. Janinne Villatoro

TK Teacher

 Mrs. Arianna Orozco

Mrs. Arianna Orozco

TK Teacher's Aide

Ms. Nathalie Escobar

Ms. Nathalie Escobar

Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Emely Rivas

Ms. Emely Rivas

K Teacher's Aide

Ms. Jasmine Ramos

Ms. Jasmine Ramos

1st / 2nd Grade Teacher

Ms. Luz Regnier

Ms. Luz Regnier

3rd / 4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Angelica Ceja

Ms. Angelica Ceja

5th / 6th Grade Teacher

Ms. Melina Mendez

Ms. Melina Mendez

7th / 8th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Ariel Oki

Mrs. Ariel Oki

Art Teacher

 Mr. Stephen Jablonski

Mr. Stephen Jablonski

Music Teacher

Sr. Francina Vivier

Sr. Francina Vivier

Religion

Mr. Roy Maalouf

Mr. Roy Maalouf

P.E. Teacher

Mrs. Emily Hillman

Mrs. Emily Hillman

Lunch Server / Aftercare

 Ms. Amanda Hillman

Ms. Amanda Hillman

Aftercare

Mr. Anthony Flores

Mr. Anthony Flores

Lunch Coordinator

Mr. Francisco Garcia

Mr. Francisco Garcia

Maintenance

FAQs

What type of school is Saint Sebastian School?

We are a private, Catholic coeducational preschool, elementary and middle school serving preschool, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and grades one through eight. Our focus is on Dual Language Immersion in Spanish and English.

Are non-Catholics admitted?

Yes. We welcome students and families of all backgrounds and denominations.

How many students are enrolled in the school?

130

Do you have small class sizes?

Yes, we have classes that are around or under 20.

What languages are taught?

We offer dual language immersion program for grades TK – 8. In this program, students are taught half in English, half in Spanish. We also offer full Spanish Immersion for Preschoolers.

Does Saint Sebastian offer a sports program?

We currently offer Boys and Girls Basketball. We also have a Soccer Enrichment program on campus. See Programs for more information.

What other extracurricular activities are offered?

Saint Sebastian offers academic decathlon, private tutoring, music lessons, choir, student council, yearbook club and more. See Programs for more information.

What are school hours?

MONDAY to THURSDAY: 8am – 3pm with optional aftercare from 3:15pm – 6pm.

FRIDAYS: 8am – 12 noon with optional aftercare from 12:15pm-6pm.

Please see our school calendar for any special dates and dismissal times.

How early can I drop off my student?

Students can be dropped off beginning at 7am every day.

Do you offer after-school care?

Yes, after-school care is offered for an extra fee, hours are from:

Monday to Thursday: 3:15pm – 6pm
Fridays: 12:15pm – 6pm

What are your school office hours?

Monday to Friday: 8am – 4pm

What are the steps needed to enroll a new student?

The first step is to submit an application. We will follow up to set up a time to visit Saint Sebastian. Depending on your child’s age, we may schedule a time for the student to interact with the class and/or take a readiness exam. Please see our admissions page timeline for information on deadlines to submit required materials

Is the Dual Language Immersion admissions process different?

Yes. Prospective students for our Dual Language Immersion Program must take a Dual Language Readiness Assessment Test administered by Saint Sebastian School. The test is taken after the application is received. In addition, students who are applying to enter Elementary or Middle school will be scheduled to visit the school and spend time in the classroom with current students. Students will be evaluated based on their likelihood of success in the program.

When is your admissions deadline?

The deadline for priority admissions is mid-February. Students who apply after that date may be admitted on a space availability basis.

How does tuition fee compare with other private elementary schools?

The average private school tuition in Los Angeles, CA is $15,180 for elementary schools. Please compare our lower fees on Admissions page.

Is financial aid available ?

Yes, financial aid is available for qualified families for TK to 8th grade students. We DO NOT offer financial aid for our preschool program.. Free or low cost lunch programs are also available as well as used school uniforms.

Is there a discount for two or more students?

Yes. There is a sibling discount of $1,000 for families with two or more children enrolling at Saint Sebastian School.

How is tuition paid?

Tuition can be paid in full up front or divided into 10 or 12 monthly payments.

Payment is made using TADS online payment system which withdraws directly from the enrollee’s bank account. ​Enrolling in a TADS tuition payment plan allows you to select a payment option that best suits your financial needs. Please note, payments made through a credit card are assessed an additional charge for processing.

 Can tuition be prorated?

If students enroll mid-year, tuition will be prorated based on student’s start date.

Are there any costs beyond tuition?

There is a registration fee for all grades. This fee ensures your child’s space at the school and is collected yearly. New and used school uniforms are available. There may be additional fees for afterschool activities and lunch.


 


Need more information about Saint Sebastian School?

You may visit our school, call 310-473-3337 or email admissions@saintsebastianschool.com

Our Spiritual Goals

As a Catholic academic community, we educate for Gospel values, build community, provide opportunities for worship and educate for service.

We prepare our students for success in high school, the university, the workplace, and beyond by teaching the essential skills of problem solving and effective communication. Problem solving skills help individuals adapt to challenging situations. We provide a variety of opportunities for students to think logically, creatively, and critically. To help students build effective communication skills, we help them develop their oral and written language abilities.

We strive to provide a positive and constructive environment where students experience personal growth in areas of emotional and social development. We help our students reach their potential to become servant leaders in our school community and in society. We educate for Gospel values through teaching the doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church. We are a school community of faith, which embraces students and families from different cultural backgrounds. We build community by creating opportunities for students and parents to use their diverse talents.

We provide daily opportunities for worship as a school community and in individual classrooms. Moreover, we celebrate the weekly mass, Catholic feast days, and church seasons as a community of faith.

Finally, we educate for service. We collaborate with families to display Christian behavior and inspire students to be servant leaders as Jesus taught. To help students initiate positive change and follow in the footsteps of Jesus, we offer developmentally-appropriate community service opportunities for them.

Our Academic Goals

We are facilitators of learning who seek ways to motivate students to achieve their potential and become lifelong learners. As such, we are committed to improving teaching strategies through professional development opportunities. To help our diverse student population strive for academic excellence, we employ research-based programs and utilize differentiated instruction techniques. We also integrate technology into the curriculum to help students develop the skills necessary to meet the challenges of the modern world.

Our instruction is based on Archdiocesan and California state standards. Because our teaching is student-centered, we periodically analyze student data to drive instruction. We use student assessment results to help our students achieve the standards. ​

Our Social / Emotional Goals

To help address the needs of the whole student and to encourage students to become lifelong learners outside the class we offer co-curricular programs to support their emotional, social, and physical development.

We provide occasions for acknowledgement of student achievement and personal growth. We also recognize school community members (i.e. parents, families, faculty, and staff) and their contributions to the school community throughout the year.

We work closely with parents, the primary educators, to create a system of support for our students. For example, we provide programs and scholarships to meet the needs of working families. We also regularly communicate with our parents and families through a variety of means. Because of the importance of parents within the school community, they are encouraged to participate through service hour opportunities. Our collaboration with parents is essential for best preparing our students for high school, the university, and beyond.

Our Vision

​St. Sebastian School is a Catholic, academic community serving Preschool through 8th grade children of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Following in the footsteps of Jesus as the model servant leader, St. Sebastian School is committed to forming morally aware young men and women who are well-prepared for high school, the university, and beyond through our comprehensive academic, faith-oriented program.

As a community of faith, St. Sebastian School collaborates with families to nurture student development in mind, body, and spirit. As an Archdiocesan school, we ensure the teachers and students are well-equipped with the tools necessary to provide a challenging, educational environment where students themselves are inspired to be servant leaders and agents of change for others as Jesus taught.

Our Philosophy

It is the life and the light of Christ which serves as the core and the foundation for all we do at St. Sebastian School. By integrating elements of our faith into learning in two languages we provide the highest quality Catholic dual language educational experience. Students, teachers, and parents are called to integrate Gospel values into their daily lives through the experiences of prayer, service to others, as well as to celebrate the diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds of all they encounter.

We are a Catholic dual language school in a vibrant community. The parish and parents work closely with the principal to ensure the necessary resources to provide a safe and nurturing environment. By recognizing that parents are the primary educators of our students, our faculty establishes a partnership to ensure effective and consistent communication. Together our dynamic community forms highly functional bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate students to go forth and evangelize. ​

Our History

1924: St. Sebastian Church was founded to serve the Veteran’s Hospital in West LA.  St. Sebastian was chosen as the patron of our parish because he is the patron saint of soldiers and athletes.

1950: St. Sebastian School opened its door and for over 70 years we have been providing quality Catholic education to young students.

2015: the school incorporated its signature Spanish-English Dual Language Immersion program.

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