Life as a Sentinel:
Located in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles, Our Lady of the Angels Academy provides a traditional Catholic education to children within a seventy-mile radius. These students, many of whom sacrifice tremendously in order to continue receiving the invaluable private formation that the academy offers, would otherwise be left without local equivalent options. The school's founder, Father Charles J. Ward, envisioned an elementary school untouched by the godless ideas and distractions of modern society. What other elementary school in California focuses on the greatest possible good for the children who attend it, religious instruction? With a firm basis in the Catholic Faith as taught by the Church Fathers and Spanish missionaries who baptized the region, the school gives its members a holy joy greater than what any other elementary school in the state can provide. One only has to look at the numerous plaques earned by the eighth grade classes year after year for victory in the National Religion Exam to realize the ardor with which the truth is given by teachers and cherished by students. Your support means more than sponsoring a graduate; it promotes the growth of young souls and furthers the noble cause for saints. Certainly, your generosity is an investment in the spiritual wealth of the Church and assurance of prayers of gratitude from the hearts closest to God. By performing this immense act of charity, you share in the spirit fostered at Our Lady of the Angels, continuing the Catholic lineage of our shared California history. This is your part of engaging in today's struggle against evil by enabling a priceless education for Our Lady's favorites.
A day in the life of an Our Lady of the Angels Academy student consists of classroom instruction, recess, and lunch. School is in session Monday – Friday. All Students will be required to be in attendance at Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. When school is in session on Fridays, there will be a noon-dismissal. At 8:00 a.m. Academy Doors open. Then at 8:25 a.m. the School Day begins. Attendance is taken by 8:30 a.m. Morning Classes carry on until 10:30 a.m. for 15 min. recess. 11:15a.m. Holy Mass is said on Tuesdays/Thursdays. 12:00 p.m. Lunch follows unless there is dismissal. 12:25 p.m. Recess for Grades K-8 precedes 12:45 p.m. Afternoon Classes. Finally, at 2:55 p.m. Students recite a decade of the Rosary and are then dismissed at 3:00 p.m. When 3:15 p.m. arrives, the academy doors close to be opened again at the start of another school day.