Mission & Philosophy
As a leading Catholic, college preparatory high school of choice in Los Angeles, Bishop Mora Salesian is committed to love, teach, and inspire the young men entrusted to our care by providing spiritual, intellectual, and social growth opportunities modeled on the spirit of Christ.
In the Salesian tradition and through an innovative and rigorous learning environment, Salesian empowers its diverse students to develop character, rooted in faith, as they become responsible, conscientious citizens of our world. We combine the experience of church, school, playground and home in a supportive environment according to St. John Bosco’s educational philosophy of reason, religion, and loving kindness.
The focus of Bishop Mora Salesian is to prepare young men for life after high school. The Salesian teaching style of reason, religion and loving kindness assists students in
gaining a higher awareness of self by educating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.
Each student is placed into a college preparatory academic program based on entrance exam results, teacher recommendation, and personal interviews. Honors and Advanced Placement classes are offered, as are courses designed for students who need additional attention in reading and math.
Salesian is equipped with state-of-the-art computers in three separate technology centers on campus. The school offers a strong fine arts curriculum, with classes in drama, drawing, painting, and music.
Salesian's academic courses provide our young men with the knowledge necessary to integrate their faith and culture, enabling them to become "good citizens of this world and the next." And because our student to faculty ratio is 16:1, personal attention can be given to every pupil.In the past ten years, 95% of each graduating class has been accepted to college. Salesian alumni are now studying at Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, USC, UCLA, Loyola Marymount, Long Beach State, Stanford, DePaul, Boston University, Pepperdine, Whittier College, Pitzer College, and many other colleges and universities.
The Salesian School system is dedicated to young people in an educational and formative environment. The Salesian School is a house, a church, a school and a playground where the students find a new style of life and prepare their future as good citizens for their country being faithful to their own religion.The figure at the center of the Salesian educational institution is Saint John Bosco or Don Bosco, the word Don means Father. Not only Father, Don Bosco was to his students a Teacher and Friend of the Youth.
Don Bosco was a visionary of 19th century Italy who could create a fascinating system of education for boys and girls from marginalized areas of any society. "Prevention" for Don Bosco means to help the youth before he or she gets in troubles.
The Salesians of St. John Bosco (or the Salesian Society) originally known as is a Roman Catholic religious institute founded in the late nineteenth century by Saint John Bosco in order to, through works of charity, to care for the young and poor children of the industrial revolution. The Salesians' charter describes the society's mission as "the Christian perfection of its associates obtained by the exercise of spiritual and corporal works of charity towards the young, especially the poor, and the education of boys to the priesthood."