Cathedral Chapel School is gearing up for the 2010-11 school year, which starts on September 1.
Cathedral Chapel School will begin raising funds for a new art and science center. (photo by Ediwn Folven)
The school, part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is celebrating its 80th anniversary and has many special projects planned, including a campaign to fund a new art and science center. Principal Tina Kipp said the fundraising campaign will run from September 3 through October 8, where $25 raffle tickets can be purchased for prizes of $500, $1,000 and $1,500. All proceeds will go towards the new center, which will be located on the school’s lower level.
Kipp said the students plan to continue preparations for the archdiocese’s academic decathlon. The school serves approximately 295 students in grades K-8th, and students in grades 6th-8th are eligible to participate in the academic decathlon. Cathedral Chapel won the event in 2002, 2005 and 2008, and students will be preparing for the contest in March from the time they begin classes in September.
In addition to standard academic courses, Cathedral Chapel also offers arts programs, music classes, computer labs and sports programs, and prides itself on the diverse student body. Approximately 40 percent of the students are of Korean descent, and students come from many other backgrounds and different areas of the city.
“We are very, very happy to have so many great students at Cathedral Chapel, and are looking forward to a great year,” Kipp added.
For information, call (323)938-9976, or visit www.cathedralchapelschool.org.