As members of the Salesian Family at St. Dominic Savio School, the reason for our existence is to be leading Christians and distinguished learners. We are nurtured through the Catholic traditions as we celebrate the gifts of everyone; we are committed individuals who will prosper as tomorrow’s leaders. We share in “the saving mission of the Church” and are dedicated to building a strong foundation in our lives through the teachings of St. John Bosco of Reason, Religion, and Loving-Kindness.
Philosophy of SDSS
We believe that St. Dominic Savio School contributes to the development of the whole student. As Salesian educators we recognize the individuality and diversity of each child; using their God-given gifts and talents to serve others.
Following in the footsteps of St. John Bosco and Salesian Family, our purpose as Salesian educators is to form partnerships with our parents; in the home, church, playground and school, to facilitate the academic education of our students and prepare them to be the future of our Church.
SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS
We are Academic Achievers who:
Develop organizational and study skills. AA1
Access technology to enhance learning. AA2
Think critically and creatively. AA3
Reach mastery of standards. AA4
We are Catholic Christian who:
Are knowledgable of the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. CC1
Show devotion and respect to our Blessed Mother. CC2
Have a personal relationship with God through a variety of prayers. CC3
Participate in the sacramental life of the Church. CC4
We are Community Contributors who:
Show respect and concern for people. COM1
Acknowledge and appreciate the gifts and talents of others. COM2
Are aware of current events and the affects on the world. COM3
Perform missionary work in our communities. COM4
We are Effective Communicators who:
Read, write, speak and listen reflectively and critically. EC1
Use communication skills to problem solve. EC2
Work collaboratively and are team players. EC3
St. Dominic Savio School is mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color, or national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, sex, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation.
While the school does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student’s emotional, academic and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.
St. Dominic Savio School and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Archdiocesan schools do not discriminate based on race, color, disability, sex, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. However, certain schools in the archdiocese operate as single gender schools.
Parents/guardians must be informed that they may request a minor adjustment for students with a disability and of the appropriate procedure to address any complaints of disability discrimination. These procedures are located in the Resources and are included in the parent/student handbook.
St. Dominic Savio Parish started in 1954 with the Salesian Fathers in charge. The Salesian Sisters (Daughters of Mary Help of Christians) have since been involved in the school, which was founded the in September of 1956. The school colors are red, white and blue. Our mascot is the American Patriot.