Welcome to St. Didacus Parish School
Thank you for visiting our website.
Please call our principal, Mrs. Christine Dean, at 619-284-8730 if you have any questions.
Tour the School
Schedule a guided tour during regular school hours. Visit the classrooms, and meet the principal and some of our faculty.
Come and experience what makes us different!
Attend Our Open House
Our Annual Open House is a great way to learn about the school. Open House is held annually in the spring semester.
St. Didacus School is able to offer student visas for children who are not US citizens. Along with St. Augustine High School and the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, these visas allow families in Mexico to obtain a quality Catholic education in the United States. Our school is approved by the Department of Homeland Security’s SEVIS program for these student visas. More information on this is available at the school office.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the academic standards?
We have high academic standards, and our students go on to attend college prep Catholic high schools and go into honors/baccalaureate classes at the public high schools. Our standardized test scores demonstrate a focus on academic excellence with results consistently well above national as well as local, public, and private school averages.
Do you have to be Catholic to attend?
No. Non-Catholic students and their families are welcome at the school. St. Didacus School provides a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment. Whether you are a Catholic or non-Catholic family, the St. Didacus school community is warm, friendly, and welcoming to all. Daily religion classes and service, however, are part of our whole school program.
Is a Catholic education any different from public school or the parish religious education program?
At St. Didacus, Catholic teachings extend beyond the formal lessons students receive every day in their religion class. Our students pray daily, celebrate Mass weekly as a student body, attend retreats, and participate in service projects for the broader community. Teachers are able to incorporate the teachings of Christ into all content lessons; they do not have to separate faith from subject matter. Students are taught to recognize the presence of Christ in themselves and others. The discipline program reinforces this concept by guiding the students to treat each other with dignity and respect. The school’s religious program is an extension of what happens at home.
Are the teachers qualified?
Yes. All teachers have a current teaching credential and continue to take a specific number of continuing education classes. The classroom teachers also are certified by the Diocese of San Diego to teach religion.
Is there parental involvement?
Yes. Each family is asked to perform 30 hours of service to the school a year. A large majority of our parents exceed this amount.
Can I afford it?
There is financial aid available for incoming students. It is available on a first come, first served basis, and is based upon financial need as determined by a third party organization. Application forms are available in the school office.