Who we are…

Our History

The School was founded by the Columban Fathers in 1959 as a mission school of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Westminster, CA. St. Polycarp School has over a 60 year tradition of academic excellence, rich spiritual formation and strong family ties. 

St. Polycarp School was reimagined in the Spring of 2020 as a pioneering online academy during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.  The school now serves the Diocese of Orange as the official online, distance learning program.

St. Polycarp Catholic School is fully accredited through the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Our Mission

St. Polycarp School, Online Catholic Academy is committed to sharing the Gospel message, building community, and providing a loving and safe environment for all Scholars to grow academically and spiritually.

Our Purpose

St. Polycarp Online Catholic Academy was created to provide an alternative option for Catholic families to continue distance learning. The program combines remote learning best practices with Catholic school advantages: faith based curriculum, accountability, support, and structure in an online family friendly environment.

Our Goals

To provide an outstanding online high school preparatory curriculum rooted in Catholic faith and fundamentals

To create a virtual Catholic community committed to supporting Scholars