St. Catherine’s Academy (SCA), an all-boys Catholic School with a military tradition in Anaheim, CA accepts boys from all over the world. This year, SCA has the pleasure of housing students from China, Mexico, Nigeria, and Tonga. There is a total of 20 Mexican students who come from Guadalajara, Sonora, and Leon, Mexico. While Mexican Independence Day was on the 16th of September, SCA celebrated the holiday today for its 20 students who are with us from their native country.
To celebrate and honor the students, the Mexican national anthem was played during morning formation and a special tribute was paid in honor of our students. Students also enjoyed an authentic Mexican feast during lunch to make them feel more at home.
According to Wikipedia, the Cry of Dolores (Spanish: Grito de Dolores) was uttered from the small town of Dolores Hidalgo, near Guanajuato in Mexico, on September 16, 1810. This event is considered the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. The "grito" was the pronunciation of the Mexican War of Independence by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest. Since October 1825, the anniversary of the event is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day.
SCA celebrates every student’s traditions in effort to recognize customs from back home, as well as sharing United States traditions to all students attending the academy. St. Catherine’s Academy is happy to distinguish itself as the school where today’s young boys become leaders of tomorrow.
For more information about becoming a St. Catherine’s Academy Cadet or to request a tour of the campus, visit: www.stcatherinesacademy.org or call (714) 772-1363.
St. Catherine’s Academy, founded in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, is an independent Catholic school with a military tradition for boys in Transitional kindergarten through 8th grade. The school offers both day and resident programs.