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JSS Mission Statement

Carmel Mission’s Junipero Serra School cultivates academic excellence and positive character development in a safe and nurturing environment where students, families, and staff are valued members of a united Catholic faith community.

About Us

Junipero Serra School is a Roman Catholic elementary school that supports and educates Catholic youth from the Monterey Peninsula community. Families of other faiths are welcome. JSS is affiliated with the Diocese of Monterey and the Department of Catholic Schools. The school is located in Carmel, CA on the grounds of the historic Carmel Mission Basilica. The school offers classes from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Fully credentialed teachers staff the school. The average class size is under 25 students with one class per grade level. Extended Care is available before school and after school from12p.m. - 6p.m. The school schedule is 8a.m. – 3p.m. Junipero Serra School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.