STEM network initiative 

Launched in three inner-city elementary schools: Holy Spirit STEM Academy, St. Turibius School, and Divine Saviour School. The STEM Network is an all-encompassing learning ecosystem involving the network schools, community partnerships, and intentional parent engagement. Each year, the Network will onboard a new group of three schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Renovated spaces 

Sacred Heart High School in Lincoln Heights boasts a new gymnasium, Our Lady of Loretto High School in Pico-Union has inaugurated a beach volleyball court (the first of its kind in the archdiocese), and an overall renovation at Holy Spirit STEM Academy in Los Angeles was recently completed.

St. John Paul II STEM Academy 

The new Catholic high school located in the heart of Burbank opened its doors at the former Bellarmine-Jefferson High School campus. It is California’s first co-ed Catholic STEM-immersion academy where students will choose a specialized pathway of either engineering or design and media arts. 

Dual language immersion

More than 1,500 Dual Language Immersion (DLI) students returned to school at eight campuses throughout the archdiocese, learning daily content in English, Spanish, and Mandarin, including daily prayers, Masses, and performances. The DLI approach to education is rooted in the belief that students need to develop skills so that they are bilingual, biliterate, bicultural, and formed in Catholic values to be better prepared as the next generation of global leaders.

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