Spanish Program

Research has shown that students who learn a second language show improved overall school performance and superior problem solving skills. Knowing a second language has a positive effect on intellectual growth and enhances a child's mental development, produces students with more flexibility in critical thinking and greater sensitivity to language, improves children's understanding and articulation of their primary language, and improves job opportunities in ALL careers. As a majority Latino-serving institution, we understand the community we serve and thus, beginning in Pre-K, incorporate Spanish as a core class in which students are immersed in the language daily.

10 Reasons to be Bilingual

St. Mary's firmly believes the importance of bilingual education to the understanding of self and community. Below are ten reasons, according to a Northern Illinois University study, to be bilingual:

  1. Edge in the Job Market
  2. Bigger Retirement Account
  3. Mastery of Native Language
  4. Better Travel Experiences
  5. Other Languages Come Easier
  1. Global Perspective
  2. Bigger Brain
  3. Sharper Memory
  4. Broader Education Options
  5. New-Found Meaning
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Nelson Mandela

Saint Mary's is a private K-8 Catholic school located in Whittier, California. We offer an academically rigorous program for all of our students beginning with our writing program in kinder and continuing through our algebra course in 8th grade.

Our Contacts

7218 S. Pickering Avenue
Whittier, CA, 90602
Phone: 562 698 0253