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Welcome to Saint Jerome Catholic School. Thank you for your interest in our school and for considering a Catholic education for your child. At Saint Jerome School, we are committed to sharing the Catholic tradition – to serve and embrace a diverse population and welcome people of all beliefs. Our vision is to provide a student-centered environment stressing the development of the whole person so that our students develop the skills and values necessary to become responsible, contributing citizens of the 21st century.
Our proud tradition of Catholic education began in 1941 when Monsignor James Rohan established Saint Jerome Catholic Parish in El Cerrito, CA. Under his leadership, the parish quickly grew and through its prosperity the parish approved property for the founding of St Jerome Catholic School.
On August 21, 1955, Monsignor Rohan welcomed five sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary to Saint Jerome Catholic School and to the parish.
The school opened its doors in September 1955 with the first students filling grades one through four with a total enrollment of 160 students. A new grade was added each year until September 1959 when the school enrolled grades one through eight, and in 1982, a kindergarten was added. In 1985, an Extended Day Care Program was established, Red Balloon, to meet the increasing needs of working parents of the school’s community.
Today, over 50 years later, our Saint Jerome School Community continues to thrive. Our success is owed to our dedicated faculty and supportive families, who over the years, continue to support and value the importance of Catholic education.
Thank you again for considering Saint Jerome School. If you have any questions, or if there is any way that we can assist you in this important decision, please feel free to contact us.