Prospective Parents

Welcome!


Tour the School

Schedule a guided tour during regular school hours, 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. by calling the office. Visit the classrooms, and meet the principal and some of our faculty
Come and experience what makes us diverse!


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. This school year the open house is Sunday, January 26th, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.


SEVIS

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. Our curriculum can be found here.

Do you have to be Catholic to attend St. Didacus?

No. Non-Catholic students and their families are welcome at the school. St. Didacus Parish 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 parent 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?

The current tuition can be found here. 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.