LET’S GO, ST. MO’! St. Monica Academy’s popular high school cheer was the inspiration for the St. Mo’Town Auction & Gala. On April 29, SMA friends, parents, and benefactors will be “Dancing in the Streets” at the Pasadena Hilton to raise funds to support the school’s classical, Catholic education.


Guests will “Shop! In the Name of Love” for one-of-a-kind auction items and enjoy dinner, dancing, and live Motown hits from the Halpin Family Band. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.bidpal.net/sma2017. Proceeds benefit the school’s annual operations, including scholarships.


This year’s Auction Gala will honor Ostia Award Winner Mary Kate Zepeda. “After fourteen years of service, Mary Kate Zepeda has become the embodiment of St. Monica Academy as alma mater, or nurturing mother,” says SMA Headmaster Marguerite Grimm. “Her patient firmness in forming our first and second graders in the virtues of joy, kindness, generosity, tidiness, and diligence has helped create the school culture we now enjoy. It is Miss Zepeda who first introduces catechism by heart, literature read-aloud, poetry recited, and classical music appreciated. Anchored by a profoundly beautiful preparation for First Holy Communion, Miss Zepeda’s primary program has produced a bountiful harvest of students yearning for beauty, hungering for knowledge, and open to God’s graces. Congratulations to our first teacher to receive the Ostia Award!”


St. Monica Academy, an independent, Catholic, coeducational school for grades 1-12, is at the forefront of a renaissance in classical education, a time-honored method of teaching that inspires students to excel academically and morally. Founded by parents in 2001, the school provides 248 students in grades 1-12 with an academically rigorous education using a classical curriculum.


St. Monica Academy, 2361 Del Mar Rd, Montrose, CA 91020, (818) 369-7310 or www.stmonicaacademy.com.