St. Anthony of Padua School

1003 W. 163rd St.
Gardena, CA 90247-4427 United States

(310) 329-7170

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Mission Statement

St. Anthony of Padua School, a ministry of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, is a K-8 Catholic elementary school that strives to meet the religious, moral, intellectual, social-emotional, cultural, and physical needs of its 21st century learners. We prepare them for high school, college, and heaven. Looking to the Eucharistic Jesus as our Lord, Brother, and role model, the school is committed to the transmission of the teachings and values of the Catholic Church and Christian culture to all students.

Philosophy Statement

Since quality education demands an environment in which learning is appreciated and respected, the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students are dedicated to the task of creating a positive, effective learning environment. St. Anthony of Padua School recognizes that a successful environment requires self-discipline, which is fostered and encouraged within the basic framework of the curriculum. At St. Anthony of Padua School, students learn that they are responsible to themselves to develop their potential and God-given abilities so that they accept the consequences, both good and bad, of their free choices. Students learn that they are not only individuals gifted by God but also members of an imperfect society in which they learn to exist, not by conformity, but by striving with others of good will to build a better world. All school personnel recognize the unique gifts of each student and realize that building self-esteem by developing programs that afford opportunities to share these talents is extremely important. Success instills confidence and a positive attitude allowing growth of each one’s special God given talents.

The administration, faculty, and staff recognize and accept their role as partners with the parents. Acknowledging the parents as the primary educators, school personnel make time to communicate with the parents and offer concerns, support, and encouragement in dealing with any problems that affect the child.

School Contacts


Mrs. Angela Grey