St. Jude Mission School offers unique education opportunities

St. Jude Mission School in San Jacinto is open for enrollment and serves the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians and adjacent communities. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
St. Jude Mission School is a nonprofit Catholic elementary school serving the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians and adjacent communities since 2002. Sharing its grounds with the St. Joseph Mission Church, which has been serving its congregation for more than 100 years, the school offers more than the traditional 3Rs of education. Expanding to include one grade each year since it opened, St. Jude now offers classes from prekindergarten through fifth grade. Small class sizes offer students a chance to receive individualized assistance when and where needed. Administrator Donna Ferry has been a Catholic schoolteacher for more than 20 years. She said St. Jude offers students small group instruction and one-on-one tutoring. The primary grades also participate in learning centers. Students a
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