Our Philosophy

As a ministry of the church, Saint Joachim Catholic School is a Catholic faith community which provides strong religious values that are integrated into all aspects of school life.


In collaboration with parents as primary educators, the school community endeavors to develop the whole child: mind and body, heart and soul.


Understanding that our students are the leaders of tomorrow, we foster an environment where students are challenged to think critically. They are encouraged to take responsibility for their continuing growth and learning and to adapt to ongoing technological change. Our goal is to prepare students to respectfully contribute to a culturally diverse, global society and to learn, live and love their faith, now and in the future.

Our History

St. Joachim Catholic School was founded in 1949 by Monsignor Nevin and staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The school began with 150 students in three classrooms. The first graduating class held it's commencement in 1955. The school has grown in numbers since that time to the present enrollment of 320 students.


The students who graduate from St. Joachim School usually attend Mater Dei High School, Servite High School, Rosary High School, Newport Harbor High School, Estancia High School, or Costa Mesa High School.


On April 19, 1999, St. Joachim Catholic School celebrated 50 years of educational opportunities. Thousands of students have walked our halls and now send their children and even their grandchildren to our school.