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Mission & Philosophy

“We Educate for LIFE with the Mind and Heart of Christ.”


Holy Innocents Parish School, as part of the Catholic Educational System of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is dedicated to the growth and development of its students. Under the patronage of the Holy Innocents, the first witnesses to Christ, we seek to instill a reverence for all human life by helping our students become responsible and participating members of the Catholic Church and of society.


Holy Innocents Parish School, as a learning community, seeks to teach with the Mind and Heart of Christ in an atmosphere infused with profound respect for the gift of life and wonders of creation. We are fully aware of our role in assisting parents as the primary educators in the holistic formation of their children in view of their ultimate goal, the good of that society to which they belong, and in the duties of which they will, as adults, have a share. Our curriculum is based upon a commitment to the development of the whole child regardless of race, color, class, or creed. In light of our parish patrons, the Holy Innocents, we seek to provide an atmosphere in the school that facilitates the growth of a faith that is a simple, true, and unwavering witness to Christ. Intimate friendship with God is deepened through the habit of prayer, sacramental living, Eucharistic Adoration, and service to others. The program of religious studies, academic curriculum, and system of discipline is designed to facilitate this formation of the whole child. It is the shared responsibility of the teachers and families at Holy Innocents Parish School to believe and practice this same philosophy and to cooperate to achieve development in Faith, Academics, Integrity, The Arts, and Health.

"What a beautiful mission our good Lord has entrusted to you! He’s entrusting you with those He loves most (children). Let us bless Him for it! I do hope that you will imprint upon their little hearts both the love and holy reverence of God, which will serve them as wings to go to heaven." -Mother Luisita, Foundress of the Carmelite Sisters

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Holy Innocents School

2500 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: 562-424-1018
Fax: 562-492-9250