St. Angela Catholic Grade School

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Our Mission Statement

St. Angela Merici Parish School is an integral part of the Catholic Church’s mission to proclaim the Gospel, build community, celebrate through worship and serve others. We welcome all students and encourage parent participation in support of providing a well-rounded holistic educational experience, which prepares students for high school and responsible participation in the Catholic Church and community.

We believe that every student can achieve excellence through the discovery and use of their gifts and talents. Our mission is to develop faith filled active Catholics who are life long learners, effective communicators, responsible citizens, quality producers and integrated individuals.


Welcome to St. Angela Merici Parish School!

We have the distinct honor and privilege of being the principal and vice principal at St. Angela Merici Parish School.

St. Angela School is a WASC accredited Catholic TK through 8th grade school located in Brea, California.  We provide a Catholic education that focuses on academic excellence and spiritual guidance with highly qualified teachers in a safe, structured parish community.  Our wonderful team of teachers use effective instructional methods to excite students about core curriculum in a way that meets the needs of every student.

One of the things we feel, and continue to experience, is the sense of a family-like community that is part of our parish school. Our community incorporates our motto of reverence, respect and responsibility in everything we do. Our Catholic faith is intertwined in all that we teach.  We expect our students to be faith-filled, life-long Catholic learners while they are here and after they graduate.

If you would like to speak with us, or take a tour of our school, please don’t hesitate to email or call us at 714-529-6372.

Principal Tapia

Mrs. Julianna Tapia

Mrs. Halliday

Mrs. Vanessa Halliday
Assistant Principal

Welcome to the SAM Family!

We are happy to welcome you to our SAM community. As the primary educators of our children, parents are encouraged to become active participants in their child’s experience at SAM.

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Join in!

The more parents are engaged at SAM, the more their child will engage. Check out the many opportunities to engage with our community:

Sign up to volunteer  Join our prayer team Join a fundraising team
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Campus Hours

The school is open from 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday, except for holidays and modified schedule days. Day Care is open from 6:30am through 7:45am, and 2:45pm through 6:00pm. Note that all visitors to the campus must stop at the School Office to register and pick up a temporary badge.

Drop off and Pick up

Please review our traffic procedures and follow the instructions of the volunteer traffic coordinators. Insuring the safety of our 300 students every morning and afternoon requires the cooperation of all.

Parent Testimonials

A Catholic education teaches more than strong academics; it teaches lessons for life.  

The well-rounded curriculum leads children to become faith-filled, productive and generous adults.