Mission and Philosophy Statements
Our Lady of Malibu is a Catholic school that provides a rigorous academic program to foster the spiritual and intellectual growth of children in grades K through 8.
Our mission is to develop within our students the foundational knowledge and skills, together with the motivation and character, that will enable them to excel in high school and college and to exercise life-long leadership in bettering the world in light of Gospel values.
Our Lady of Malibu School provides enhanced educational resources and facilities to ensure proficiency with the tools of emerging technology. Our school nurtures students’ natural gifts and encourages expression through the arts in music, drama, and the visual arts.
Our students participate in age-appropriate service projects grounded in Catholic values and directed toward character formation, development of leadership abilities, and active commitment to an ethic of social justice in the community.
Founded in 1958, Our Lady of Malibu School serves students from Malibu, Topanga, Calabasas and Agoura Hills as part of the overall mission of Our Lady of Malibu parish.
Our mission is supported by a safe, nurturing, and family-oriented environment, limited class size, and close collaboration with parents.
Our Lady of Malibu School is committed to integrating elements of faith into the learning process. Recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children and the family as the heart of Catholic education, the faculty act as co-educators, supporting and enriching what families have begun with their children. The faculty work in partnership to foster an environment conducive to academic learning that supports the development of Catholic faith and values, and provides a strong foundation for further education.
We endeavor to educate the whole child, physically, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and spiritually. Each child is uniquely gifted and talented, and we strive to help our students identify their strengths and to discover ways of developing them.
We provide a safe and stimulating environment that meets the academic needs of each child. We prepare our students to be successful in college preparatory high schools and beyond. We offer a challenging curriculum with innovative programs, such as foreign language, the arts and music, sports, and technology. These create opportunities for all children to reach their full potential.
In addition to a strong academic curriculum, we provide opportunities for service, worship and prayer, and involvement in community life. Since we believe that service to others is a key to living a rich, satisfying life, we strive to provide age-appropriate service learning projects for all. We help students reach their full potential through relationships with others by actively fostering experiences of community.
We welcome children of all religious traditions. We believe that as these students learn about Catholic tradition and practices, they will be in a better position to understand, share and live their own religion.