St. Maria Goretti Catholic School

3950 Palo Verde Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90808

Our mission is to serve students by providing a Catholic education that challenges them to serve God in a diverse and inclusive community.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021-2022

St. Maria Goretti School is a Transitional Kindergarten to 8th-grade elementary school.  We offer full-day Transitional Kindergarten as well as Before and After School Care and after school enrichment programs for our students.  At St. Maria Goretti School, your child will receive an excellent education as well as the opportunity to learn and grow in the Catholic faith.


Our school families tell us that they value what our school is doing for their children.  Most often, they tell us that there are several reasons they choose to entrust their children with us:


  • Students receive personal attention in small class sizes (Average Class Size is 15-20 Students)
  • We help build future leaders in the community through service opportunities and a rigorous academic curriculum infused with a one to one device in grades 2 to 8.
  • We have a track record of success-our graduates go on to succeed at some of the best high schools, including St. Anthony High School, St. John Bosco High School, St. Joseph, High School, Servite High School, and Mater Dei High School.  Each year we are very proud that many of our 8th graders receive full and partial scholarships to the high school of their choice.
  • We are a secure and safe campus equipped with cameras to help protect our students.
  • Our students attend Mass weekly, pray several times throughout the day, and are taught morals through our daily religion lessons.


Perhaps our most important gift is the active love we demonstrate each day by working with each student to help them become the best student and future leader they can be.  I believe that you’ll feel and see this active love if you decide to become a part of our St. Maria Goretti community.


Scholarship opportunities are available, so please do not hesitate to inquire about the process.  Registration packets are available in the office, and forms are on the Admissions and Forms page.

We hope that you will consider joining the St. Maria Goretti Catholic School family!


The school, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color, national origin, and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, medical condition, sex, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation and some archdiocesan schools operate as single-sex schools. While the school does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student's emotional, academic, and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student's needs.