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Mission and Catholic Identity


Lumen Christi Academies is an independent, culturally diverse network of PK-8 Catholic schools with campuses in Oakland and Contra Costa County. Centered in Christ and rooted in social justice, Lumen Christi Academies develops the whole person through a collaborative experience that is dynamic, innovative, and accessible to all.


The desired pathway to nurture Christ-centered scholars who change the world.

Root Beliefs - widely agreed upon and shared truths

  • We share in God’s love and live in service of others.
  • Mutual trust builds respectful and inclusive communities.
  • Collaborative and constructive dialogue inspires holistic development.
  • Empowered learners persevere through the lifelong journey.
  • Critical thinkers seek the truth with an open mind and an open heart.

Core Values - timeless, enduring, and intrinsically important principles

  • Faith: Christ-centered
  • Community: Unite through God’s grace
  • Service: Answer the call to
  • Equity: Advocate for opportunity and justice
  • Excellence: Strive to attain full potential