School of the Madeleine

1875 Illion Street • San Diego • California 92110 • Telephone (619) 276-6545


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School of the Madeleine is a private Catholic elementary school located in South Clairemont in San Diego. It is the parish school of St. Mary Magdalene church and serves students from preschool (License #370806443) through eighth grade.

The school is staffed by a lay faculty dedicated to the Catholic Education of the students. School of the Madeleine has a reputation for a strong religious and academic program and student success. 

The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  To view School of the Madeleine's mission, philosophy, and school-wide learning expectations, click here.

Principal - Donna Wittouck

Vice Principal - Jean Coleman

About Us



Madeleine's Next Open House Will Be Held Sunday, January 8!


Dec. 13

Madeleine Family Priority Applications for Siblings Due

Dec. 14

Christmas Program Families A-J 1:30 pm
Advisory Board Meeting 5:30 pm

Dec. 15

Band Concert 1 pm
Christmas Program Families K-Z 1:30 pm

Dec. 16

Mass 11 am

Dec. 17-Jan. 2

Christmas Vacation!

January 3

School Resumes

January 5

Family Life Parent Meeting 5:30-6:30 pm (HaLL)

January 6


January 8

Madeleine Open House 11:30-1:30

Jan. 9-13

Star Testing
Art Show

Jan. 11

2nd Grade to Junior Theater

Jan. 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Jan. 17-20

Star Testing

Jan. 17

Family Life Gr. 5 Girls 1 pm

Jan. 18

1st Eucharist Parent Meeting 7-8:30 pm (Hall)

Jan. 19

Family Life Gr. 5 Boys 1 pm
Kindergarten New Parent Meeting 6 pm (Hall)

Jan. 21

High School Placement Test

Jan. 22

1st Eucharist Parent Meeting 10:15 am (Hall with childcare)

Jan. 24

Family Life Gr. 6 Girls 1 pm

Jan. 25

Report Cards
Family Life Gr. 6 Boys 1 pm

Jan. 30-Feb. 3

Catholic Schools Week

Dec. 17-Jan. 1

Christmas Vacation!

March 11

Main Event, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego

March 24

Grandparents Day

Christmas season begins at School of the Madeleine







MadDads is Madeleine’s informal dads’ group. The goal is to create a network of involved and active fathers. The MadDads can take if from there to decide whether they want to plan social events or special projects. If you are interested, please email



Every time parents shop at Office Depot and provide School of the Madeleine’s identification number, our school will receive 5% of the total purchase price in gift cards. These gift cards can be used by our office to purchase copier paper or other office supplies. If you are planning to purchase school supplies or f you own your own business and shop at Office Depot, please consider using Madeleine’s ID number. Our school number is 70013744.



School of the Madeleine is part of the United Way Donation Program. You can designate the school as the benefactor for your donation by listing the school and its address.



Counseling services at School of the Madeleine will be provided by Ben Fishburne, MFT, who will provide assessments, brief counseling, and will be available to speak with you with any recommendations. All counseling will be conducted on school grounds during Mr. Fishburne's scheduled hours with the school on Mondays. Counseling Referral and Agreement Forms. Rita McCreary, parish counselor and licensed therapist, will be available to students on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Counselors can be contacted via the school office.


The Athletic Club maintains the grass field in the back of the main school building and supports Madeleine’s after-school sports program! Visit the Madeleine Athletic Club website at


Used school uniforms need a home. All are free! You don't need to bring in an item in order to take one. The uniform exchange is a free service for Madeleine families. If you have any questions, please contact Juliet Conniff.



Monthly Newsletter & Calendar
YMCA After Care Program

Master Schedule 2016-2017
Tuition Schedule 2016-2017


We are thrilled you are considering joining our family! Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now available via the links below. If you have any questions or need further information, please email Jean Coleman. Thank you for your interest in School of the Madeleine!

2017-18 K-7 Application Packet

Preschool Registration Packet


If you would like a tour of our school, please call the school office at 619-276-6545. Be sure to view the video below for an up-close look at the school.


You are invited to join us as we celebrate School of the Madeleine’s 60th Anniversary at our Main Event: “The Diamond Jubilee,” an elegant evening celebrating The School of the Madeleine’s Diamond Anniversary. Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017 at The Manchester Grand Hyatt. This year’s event will be hosted by Clint August from 101.5 KGB and the CW6 and former San Diego Charger Nick Hardwick!

The evening will be filled with amazing auction items and one of a kind experiences to bid on, great food, drinks, dancing to live music and a few special surprises that you’ll just have to be there to see!

Just like years past we will hold an online auction prior to the gala and are thrilled to bring back mobile bidding for this year’s event!

There are so many opportunities to be a part of this fun evening that benefits our children, their education and our school! It’s a great way to get involved and satisfy some or all of your PSA hours.

For additional information, volunteer positions or underwriting sponsorship opportunities please visit or contact Gina Petty or Shauna Brown at Like us on Facebook!


During the month of January, St. Mary Magdalene Parish is asking for donations of spaghetti, canned spaghetti sauce, canned tuna and canned fruit or needy families. We ask that Madeleine families bring their donations to the school office, take them to the rectory office or leave them in the vestibule of the Church between 8 am and 4:00 pm.

We hope you have been collecting Box Tops throughout the summer and are ready to turn in your full bags! Our first collection period is Sept. 26-30. You can send them in with your child in a baggie with their classroom number. The class that sends in the most will be getting a little treat! Box Tops can be dropped off in the collection container located outside of the office. For Kindergarten parents, there will be a container located in the courtyard for your convenience.

Thank you for making a difference, one dime at a time. To learn more on how you can help earn cash for our school, click here. Keep collecting!


It's easy, fast and a way to make a BIG difference for our school. Do your online shopping via the eScrip Online Mall and a portion will be donated back to School of the Madeleine. This is a safe, secure and effortless way to earn money for our school simply by doing the online shopping you'd do anyway! There are more than 1,000 merchants to choose from. Click on the eScrip Online Mall logo above, or click here to browse and shop. Make your everyday shopping a fundraiser!

Another way to earn money for Madeleine: Register your grocery cards or debit/credit cards with eScrip on their website. A portion of what you spend comes back to our school.

If you have any questions about how to sign up or take advantage of this incredible fundraiser, please contact Julie Ott at

AmazonSmile: You Shop, Amazon Gives donates .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can support School of the Madeleine with every Amazon purchase! Another easy, fast way to make a BIG difference. Visit AmazonSmile to get started.



We congratulate 6th grader Sean M. Sean's poem was chosen as one of ten winning poems in the country in a contest held by Scholastic Book Clubs that requested entrants to write a stanza that might inspire others to act humbly, kindly and compassionately, as encouraged by Tim McGraw's new song "Humble and Kind." Sean received a guitar signed by Tim McGraw!!



The Madeleine Science Lab is up and running! This beautiful facility is being enjoyed by teachers and students and is the realization of a long-held dream. We are eternally grateful for our donors! It was recently blessed by Fr. Steve. See more pictures here.



* Full day camp (8:30-3:00) for one week (6/12 to 6/16).  Extended care option is available.  Open to all students (rising Kindergarten thru 7th grade).  Activities for everyone (track, basketball, soccer, volleyball, kickball, football, water games, movies, arts & crafts, board games and more summer fun!).

* Registration will open in March. Registration fee includes all food (daily lunch, snacks, drinks & treats).  All kids will receive a camper bag filled with a variety of unique items and camp t-shirt, supplied by the sponsors of the Catholic Sports Camp. 

* Supervisors - Coach Stabile & Coach O'Neal.  Questions - visit the camp website at  or send email to COACHSTABILE@AOL.COM.



Last Updated:  12/13/2016

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