St. Veronica Catholic School is the best kept secret in South San Francisco. St. Veronica Catholic School provides a quality education while keeping Christ at the center of its very being. Like its Patron Saint, the community of St. Veronica strives to keep the image of Christ present in all it does and in all its facets.
St. Veronica Catholic School has served the children in the parish of St. Veronica for fifty years. As a parish school, the walls of the classroom are mere extensions of the parish. Like any Catholic school, the strength of St. Veronica rests not in its strong academic program nor in its structure and discipline, but in the focus of the Gospel values and the journey with Christ. Along with the standard curriculum of reading/literature, mathematics, English, handwriting (grades Kindergarten through Four), science, and social studies, the students of St. Veronica Catholic School enjoy Spanish, computer education, physical education, and music. Religion is central to the curriculum and though taught as a subject, it spans all curricular areas. The faculty is supported by classroom aides, and resource teachers work to provide individualized instruction and support for those students with diagnosed learning differences. Student learning is enhanced by monthly school family projects, weekly Student of the Week assemblies, and a variety of academic competitions, such as the National Geographic Geography Bee, the San Francisco Examiner Spelling Bee, and our very own Elocution Contest.
The curriculum at St. Veronica Catholic School is supported by a host of extra curricular activities. The Extended Care Program provides assistance to those families needing extended care before and/or after school. Students may enjoy the services of Homework Club, or receive lessons in Hula (weekly dance lessons are offered for an additional fee). Student Council offers an arena for students in grades Five through Eight to exercise and develop leadership skills. The St. Veronica Catholic School Honor Guard acts as the school safety patrol assisting the faculty during morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal. Students may opt to participate in the M.U.S.E. program which provides instruction for a variety of musical instruments. The parish also provides for additional extracurricular activities as students may become part of the Parish Children’s Choir or serve in the ministry of altar servers (for students in grades Five through eight).
Lastly, the students in grades four through eight participate in the Parish Peninsula Sports League (PPSL). During the fall, boys are offered the opportunity to represent the school on the baseball field while the girls play volleyball. Basketball is offered to both the boys and the girls during the winter. Track is a spring sport for students in grades five through eight. The Cheer Squad, only open to girls and boys in the eighth grade, spans the entire year and culminates in the spring with various competitions for the cheerleaders and the mascot.