Welcome to SCL

Saint Catherine Labouré School is a Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade school, rich in Catholic tradition, offering strong core values and academic excellence. This excellent school offers on-campus Preschool, Day Care and a variety of summer enrichment programs.


What people are saying about SCL

Saint Catherine Labouré fosters a caring and safe environment where all children have equal opportunities to be challenged with rigorous content and use that knowledge at the application level. 
Mrs. Berhanu-Alemayehu, Parent
Saint Catherine’s is like a close knit family. 
Ruby Seitz, Parent

SCL educates the whole student and we all participate in the process.
Christine Miller, alumni & parent
We come from public school where this level of available activities is only *dreamed* of.
Linda May Garcia, parent

We are blown away with our choice or extracurricular activities. It’s like a Disneyland buffet for us.
Linda May Garcia, parent
 St. Catherine’s had a great positive influence on my life. It made my high school and college years easier than my peers. Enabled a prized teaching job and earned a Master’s Degree and PhD. St. Catherine’s gave me the tools and a love of life-long learning.
Dr. Donna, Alumni
SCL has given me a good environment for learning so I understand everything without worrying and distractions.
Camille, an eighth grade student.

My life depends on my choices, and SCL has given me the knowledge and tools I need to make those choices.
Alan, an eighth grade student.
SCL has made me successful in so many ways; I learned teamwork, responsibility, and leadership.
Natalie, an eighth grade student.

The teachers have provided me with skills that I need to be successful, and I have made great friends.
Joshua, an eighth grade student.

Voted Best Private

St. Catherine Labouré School has been awarded the “2016 Best Private School in the South Bay” by the Daily Breeze Readers. This is the 6th time that St.Catherine’s has earned this honor. Thanks to those who cast their vote for St. Catherine’s as the “Best in the South Bay”!

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    Come for dinner and stay for the Spring play!  8th grade will be hosting the Friday, March 24th in the hall beginning at 4:30pm-6:30 and  take-out from 6:30-8:00pm.  Then, at 7:00pm St. Catherine Labouré School will be presenting our Spring play "Unhappily Ever After". Come and stay for the play!  Admission is free.  Click here for more information and download the flyer.

    Our spring play is here!  Friday, March 24th at 7:00PM SCL proudly presents "Unhappily Ever After", a story about a counselor who has opened an office to see how various fairy tale characters are getting along. She quickly discovers none have lived "happily ever after" at all! Sleeping Beauty will do nothing but nap, the Front Prince refuses to give up his amphibian ways and nothing will pry Cinderella away from her beloved cinders. The counselor set about making everything right again, with equally disastrous results. Admission is free! Play begins at 7:00PM  Click here for more information and download the flyer.
    We've all heard of the "helicopter parent", but have you heard of the "lawnmower parent"?  Recent studies have shown an increase in college freshman, unable to deal with the stress of life away from home.  As parents, we love our children and do all to help them succeed, but at what price?  Where do we find the balance between providing a boost versus paving the way,  protecting them or letting them fall? And how do we respond to these moments to allow them to grow into well rounded, capable, independent people?                                                                     
    As people of faith, we believe in God's plan for our lives. I also believe He blesses us with children and the capacity to lead our children.  God gives us choices in our lives, but in his unconditional love for us, he still allows us to be challenged to help us grow in our faith.  We should use him as our example as parents; trust our children a little more, allow them to be challenged, knowing it will help them grow into better people because we love them. 
    Read more about "Lawnmower Parents" here.
    As we head into the season of Lent, we often consider foods we give up, but great than that, is the purpose behind it. What are the things  keeping  us from a closer relationship to God? Here are 19 things you might consider giving up this Lent and beyond .
    1. Fear: God is on my side. In Him I am more than a conqueror. (See Romans 98)
    2. The need to please everyone: I can’t please everyone anyway. There is only one I need to strive to please.
    3. Envy: I am blessed. My value is not found in my possessions, but in my relationship with my Heavenly Father.
    4. Impatience: God’s timing is the perfect timing.
    5. Sense of entitlement: The world does not owe me anything. God does not owe me anything. I live in humility and grace.
    6. Bitterness and Resentment: The only person I am hurting by holding onto these is myself.
    7. Blame: I am not going to pass the buck. I will take responsibility for my actions.
    8. Gossip and Negativity: I will put the best construction on everything when it comes to other people. I will also minimize my contact with people who are negative and toxic and bring other people down.
    9. Comparison:I have my own unique contribution to make and there is no one else like me.
    10. Fear of failure: You don’t succeed without experiencing failure. Just make sure you fall forward.
    11. A spirit of poverty: Believe with God that there is always more than enough and never a lack.
    12. Feelings of unworthiness: You are fearfully and wonderfully made by your creator. (see Psalm 139)
    13. Doubt: Believe God has a plan for you that is beyond anything you could imagine. The future is brighter than you could ever realize.
    14. Self-pity: God comforts us in our sorrow so that we can comfort others with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
    15. Retirement: As long as you are still breathing, you are here for a reason. You have a purpose to influence others for Christ. That does not come to an end until the day we die.
    16.Excuses: A wise man once said, if you need an excuse, any excuse will do.
    17. Lack of counsel: Wise decisions are rarely made in a vacuum.
    18. Pride: Blessed are the humble.
    19. Worry: God is in control and worrying will not help.

    Originally published as part of "40 things to Give up for Lent: The List" by Rev. Phil Ressler at www.greaterthings.today. To find the full list and a link to Ressler's book "40 Thing store Give Up for Lent and Beyond", visit www.greaterthings.today/40-things-to-give-up-for-lent-the-list/
  • Sports standings as of 2/21/2017
    On Saturday, the Girls B team defeated St Paul the Apostle (Green) by a score of 19-16 in a come from behind win. Their record is now 6-1. One more regular season game this Saturday and then the playoffs begin.
  • Friday, 24 Mar 2017
    4:30 - 6:30 PM
    8th Grade Fish Fry
    7 PM
    Spring Play in the hall
  • Sunday, 26 Mar 2017
    Fourth Sunday of Lent
  • Monday, 27 Mar 2017
    6:30 PM
    First Reconciliation
  • Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017
    6:30 PM
    First Reconciliation
St. Catherine Labouré School
3846 Redondo Beach Blvd
Torrance, CA 90504
(310) 324-8732
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