Since its inception in 1961, Resurrection Academy has maintained a standard of high academic achievement and a tradition of Catholic excellence. We are a part of the San Bernardino Diocese and have been served by the Congregation of the Resurrection.
In 1964, Resurrection Academy was a four room building staffed by the Daughters of the Divine Charity. In 1964, a second structure was added so new grade levels were able to be added annually. Grades kindergarten through fourth existed as self-contained classrooms, and grade five and six, seven and eight existed as combination classes. In 1980, the seventh and eighth grade combination class was discontinued due to low enrollment. Five years later, a need for a preschool in the community become apparent, and one was opened that has since become an integral part of Resurrection Academy. The need for morning and afternoon extended care program was investigated and deemed necessary. In 1986 an extended care program was established and has since become a valuable asset that meets the needs of a large portion of our students' families. The construction of the social hall in 1988 has met many of the needs of both the school and the parish.
In 1994, a middle school building was constructed to house grades six through eight. Grade seven was established that year, and grade eight enrollment the following year. In 2003, our preschool was expanded to accommodate 30 students through a capital improvement grant of fifty-thousand dollars from the Children and Families Commission of San Bernardino County.
Resurrection Academy is a parish school with dedicated, committed, and qualified administration, faculty, and staff. It is a very close knit, family oriented community. Many of the families are related or have a close affinity to each other. Our parents have chosen our school because of the Christian values taught, high quality education, strong emphasis on discipline, small school environment, philosophy of education, and our safety record. The parents of Resurrection Academy are supportive of the school's endeavors as shown by their financial support and by volunteering their time in the various school activities.
The administration and teachers, supported by parent expectations, have set high academic standards for our students who are all expected to become life-long learners. Typically, at least half of our graduates choose to test and are accepted into Catholic high school to continue their education. Many of our graduates return and report on their high school and college successes. We also have several alumni who choose to send their children to Resurrection Academy to receive their education.
Through the years we have accepted students with diverse ethnic background as well as students with various learning abilities. We celebrate our diverse ethnic backgrounds through various cultural events. We provide the educational support needed to accommodate our student's various learning abilities through after school tutoring, small group pullout, one on one instruction, language art and math resource teachers, and modified instruction by the teacher. Resurrection Academy continues to thrive due to the team effort given by administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students.