Parochial Schools

We value the sense of community and connectedness at parochial schools. We particularly appreciate parent involvement in children’s education at parochial schools that serve low-income communities.

“Wisdom begins with wonder.”
– Socrates

The Audacious Foundation selects Catholic Partnership schools based upon the leadership of the schools, and alignment with a “whole child” philosophy. By funding in partnership with schools, we ensure that our services support the entire student body, and that students served are most in need of support. You can learn about and help support the Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools below.

Notre Dame School

Notre Dame is a devoted community of students, teachers, parents and support staff working together to create a safe, loving, compassionate, and academically challenging environment for all students.

Notre Dame School prepares students for their future by developing their faith, academic, and non-academic skills. Therefore, the school provides instruction in religion, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, and physical education. In addition, there are assemblies, field trips and other enrichment activities that enhance classroom instruction. 

Notre Dame partners with Santa Barbara Unified School District’s innovative food service program to provide nutritious, cooked-from-scratch meals.

St. Raphael School

Located in Goleta, California, St. Raphael’s is a WCEA accredited school under the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, committed to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development of each child. St. Raphael School is a close community, providing numerous opportunities for service in our local community.

St. Raphael’s mission is consistent with that of its founding Sisters: to educate all children in preschool through eighth grade in mind, body, and spirit through a rigorous curriculum, devoted faculty, and an actively involved parent community.

Curriculum is rigorous, and is taught by caring, dedicated, and highly qualified educators. St. Raphael School strives to empower all students to seek academic excellence while learning to live in and adjust to this ever-changing, technologically diverse world.

St. Mary of the Assumption School

St. Mary of the Assumption School, in partnership with parents, provides a traditional environment to educate the whole child. Making no distinction regarding gender, race, religion, or social position, St. Mary’s begins in preschool to nurture and develop the children entrusted to our care to become persons of integrity, productive citizens, and life-long learners.

In the culturally and economically diverse community of the Santa Maria Valley, St. Mary of the Assumption School strives to provide a quality preschool through 8th grade education in an environment where teachers facilitate opportunities for students to develop spiritually, academically, physically, and socially to each individual’s unique potential.