Our Mission

Santa Margarita Catholic High School seeks to bring the nurturing charism of Caritas Christi – the love of Christ – to our community of faith and learning. Centered in this charism, we work jointly with parents to provide an educational experience that incorporates:
  • Religious and spiritual formation
  • Intellectual and academic development
  • Physical and personal growth
  • Social awareness and moral development

We seek to encourage in our students a commitment to Gospel values, a positive sense of self-worth, self-discipline, personal responsibility, successful interpersonal relationships, and a desire to contribute positively to both the global community and the immediate society in which they live.

Our Philosophy

Santa Margarita Catholic High School (SMCHS) endeavors to bring the person and teachings of Jesus Christ to this time and place under the direction of the Bishop of Orange and in accordance with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. We strive to emulate the accepting and nurturing way that He taught: to have faith in the Father, to demonstrate a loving, mutual respect for all, to seek opportunities to serve, and to be open to the thoughts and ideas of each individual. We are dedicated to working in union with families to provide a premier, holistic education encompassing the student’s religious, moral, intellectual, physical, and personal development within the framework of an effective college preparatory education.

Santa Margarita Catholic High School 1987

Integral Student Outcomes (ISO's)