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Archdiocese of Los Angeles
The 257 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles strive to be communities of faith in which the Christian message, the experience of community, worship, and social concern are integrated into a total experience for students, their parents, and the members of the school staff. In addition to the programs and projects which the Department of Catholic Schools annually adopts to implement its vision and goals, the staff provides a wide range of services to its schools. In partnership with parents, we prepare our students to become full and active members of the Catholic Church, to serve others, and to make a difference in the world. We commit our schools to provide a quality education so that a Catholic Education is an Advantage for Life.
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The Archdiocese of San Francisco serves the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The Department of Catholic Schools oversees 63 elementary and 14 high schools with a combined enrollment of 26,460 students. Fifty-two percent of these students are of ethnic minorities.
Association of Christian Schools International
ASCI serves over 5,000 Christian schools, with more than one million students, in over 100 countries. Programs and services are designed to assist protestant Christian schools in offering effective Christian school education. In California, ACSI serves approximately 900 member schools with a total enrollment of more than 160,000 students, preschool through high school.
BJE—Builders of Jewish Education
BJE helps 155 affiliated schools and over 2,500 educators provide high-quality education to 31,000 students. The programs, services, and scholarships provided by BJE enhance educational quality and make Jewish education accessible to ever increasing numbers of students.
California Association of Independent Schools
CAIS is an association of more than 200 schools statewide that value engaging college preparation, social responsibility, and ethnic, racial, and socio-economic diversity. The Association maintains a demanding accreditation process and offers a broad array of professional development programs. Members schools vary widely, ranging in size from 84 to 1,750; providing campuses that are urban, suburban, or rural; enrolling student bodies that are coeducational or single sex; and offering boarding and day facilities. While the majority of member schools are secular in orientation, one-third are religious and include institutions that draw upon the Catholic, Christian Science, Episcopal, Islamic, Jewish, non-denominational Christian, and Quaker faith traditions.
California Catholic Conference
The staff office of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops and the official voice of the Catholic community in California's public policy arena. For listings of schools, visit our web site, place your mouse pointer on "About the Conference," click the "Dioceses" option and select your diocese of choice.
California Association of Private Special Education Schools
The primary mission of CAPSES is to promote the delivery of quality special education instruction and related services in both public and private education programs and provide a unified voice for the private special education school sector in California with public and private agencies, policy makers, and parents.

Christian Schools International, Southwest Region
Christian Schools International represents over 500 membr schools serving over 125,000 students across the U.S. and Canada. The mission of CSI is to advance Christian education and to support schools in their task of teaching students to know God and his world and to glorify him through obedient service. In California, CSI serves over 15 member schools with a total enrollment of over 7,000 students.
Diocese of Fresno Education Corporation
DOFEC is responsible to the Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno to lead, support, and supervise the 22 elementary and 2 secondary Catholic schools in the diocese. Each school is also a community of academic excellence that focuses on developing and nurturing the whole person.
Diocese of Oakland The Diocese of Oakland
The 31st largest Diocese in the United States and the third largest in California, the Diocese of Oakland has 44 elementary schools and nine high schools, and over 17,500 students in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The focus of the Department of Catholic Schools is to provide leadership and service to all of those involved in the ministry of Catholic Education.

The Diocese of Orange
The Diocese of Orange is committed to education that encourages students to accept the gospel values of Jesus Christ. Our Goal is to transform society through Christian educational communities that are dynamic, inclusive, diverse, and academically challenging. Under the Office of Faith Formation, 34 elementary and 7 high schools within the diocese promote the holistic development of each student in spirit, mind, emotions, and body.

The Diocese of Sacramento
The Diocese of Sacramento's Catholic School Department is responsible for the overall supervision, administration, and organization of 43 diocesan elementary schools and 9 high schools. It is the mission of the Catholic School Department, through a model of centralized collaboration and communication, to support pastors and principals in their pastoral and educational administrative mission and to provide an effective Catholic educational environment for the spiritual and academic formation of each student.

Diocese of San Bernardino
The Diocese of San Bernardino's Office of Catholic Schools serves twenty-three elementary schools, three high schools, and three parish pre-schools. The mission of the Office of Catholic Schools is to assist and support the schools of the diocese in implementing the common mission of the Church and the Vision of the diocese while promoting academically strong programs in an environment that is sensitive to the multicultural reality and which provides a safe faith-filled place for youth.
Diocese of San Jose
The Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Jose serve over 16,000 students, taught by over 1,500 educators. Additional staff members provide support services in all areas of school life. Our 35 schools reach from Palo Alto to Gilroy, and from the east foothills of San Jose to the cities of Saratoga and Cupertino in Northern California. We are a faith community of professional educators committed to the teaching mission of the Church. We are called to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, and we accept the challenge to model its message. We believe that our mission is an extension of the ministry of Christ; and, therefore, through Catholic education, we share the responsibility to further the three aims of Christian education: message, community, and service.
Diocese of Stockton
The Diocese of Stockton serves the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mono and Alpine. The Catholic Schools Office oversees 11 elementary schools and 2 high schools with a combined enrollment of approximately 4,300 students.
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
The community of Episcopal schools in the Diocese of Los Angeles consists of some 38 schools ranging from preschool through high school, serving some 9,600 students whose racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds reflect the exciting diversity of Southern California.
Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California supports congregations and schools in their educational activities, and equips them by providing materials, expertise and resources, in cooperation with other diocesan and ecumenical organizations.
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, California, Nevada, Hawaii District
The CNH District is one of 35 districts of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Our district covers Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii and serves children from preschool through high school in 75 different locations.
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Pacific Southwest District
Our mission involves serving, enabling, equipping, and supporting Lutheran school educators, administrators, and congregational pastors and leaders so that through them children and families may be equipped as disciples of Christ. The District provides service to over 18,000 students enrolled in 157 schools, preschool through high school.
Lutheran Schools of Northern California—ELCA
Serving the congregations in the Sierra Pacific Synod of the ELCA as Lutheran Schools strive to provide quality, Christ-centered education through their schools and ECE Centers. Lutheran Schools of Northern California (LSNC) is a network of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA).
Seventh-Day Adventists Pacific Union Conference
The Pacific Union has over 4,300 students in elementary and secondary schools in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. The Seventh-day Adventist educational program is predicated on the belief that each student is unique and of inestimable value, and emphasizes the development of the whole person.
CAPSO is an affiliate of the Council for American Private Education, a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools.

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