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Spiritual Formation

Central to each student’s experience is spiritual formation. We offer a wide array of opportunities for students to engage in their faith – including daily prayer and religion classes, weekly liturgy, retreats, and student driven social justice service opportunities. Ultimately, these experiences help our students develop a love for God and an appreciation for others.

St. Gertrude the Great recognizes itself as a Salesian center for family, education and recreation which is characterized by a method based upon familiarity, affection and trust. St. John Bosco wrote, “Without familiarity, there is no love expressed, and without love expressed there is no trust.” As a result, a special bond of mutual respect and love is nurtured between student and educator.

Schoolwide Learning Expectations (SLE)

A St. Gertrude the Great Student embodies the meaning of CHURCH by celebrating Mass, each other, and the gift of life.

A St. Gertrude the Great Student demonstrates the meaning of SCHOOL by studying as the Disciples of Christ and engaging in academic curiosity.

A St. Gertrude the Great Student lives the meaning of HOME by serving the community as an Apostle and promoting the sanctity of family life.

A St. Gertrude the Great Student exemplifies the meaning of PLAYGROUND by respecting the rights of others, the dignity of self, and the stewardship of the environment.

Contact Us

St. Gertrude the Great School

6824 Toler Avenue
Bell Gardens, California 90201
Phone: (562) 927-1216
Fax: (562) 927-5607

Office Hours

Mon – Thur: 7:30 am–3:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am–2:30 pm

School Hours

Mon – Thur: 7:45 am–2:50 pm
Friday: 7:45 am–1:05 pm