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



Open House -- Monday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon!


Sept. 28

Box Top Collection Week Begins

Sept. 29

Picture Day, Grades 5-8

Sept. 30

Hot Lunch
Progress Reports Sent Home
Picture Day K-4
OLP and Saints Visits 8th Grade

Oct. 1

Choir Begins

Oct. 2

Minimum Day - Noon Dismissal

Oct. 5

Handbell Begins
Preschool Pictures 8:30 a.m.
Endow Program 6-8th Girls, 4 p.m.,
Church Conference room

Oct. 6

Preschool Pictures 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 6-7

Principal's Retreat

Oct. 7

Hot Lunch
Report Cards (Conf. slips sent home.)

Oct. 8

8th Graders Visit OLP and Saints

Oct. 9

Mad Moms Coffee Social, Bay Park Coffee, 8 a.m.

Oct. 10

OLP Open House

Oct. 13

PSA Board Meeting, 1:30 p.m.
PSA Raffle Begins

Oct. 14

Report Card Conference Slips Due to Teachers

Oct. 15

CCHS Visits 8th Grade

Oct. 17

Cathedral Open House
Parish Chili Cook-Off

Oct. 19

1st Installment of 8th Grade Grad Fees Due

Oct. 21

Hot Lunch
1st Reconciliation Parent Meeting, 7-8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Kindergarten  to Pumpkin Patch
8th Grade Visits CCHS

Oct. 22

Mission Assembly/Sr. Eva's Visit, 8:30 a.m.
Report Card Conference Appointment Sent Home
Group Pics Preschool, 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 23

Kindergarten and Preschool Group Pictures 8:30 a.m.
Jr. High Dance 5-7 pm (Hall)

Oct. 25

1st Reconciliation Parent Meeting 10:15-11:15 a.m. (Hall)

Oct. 26-30

Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 26

Group Pictures Grades 1-4, 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 27

Group Pictures Grades 5-8, 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 28

CYT Showcase 2 p.m.
Advisory Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 30

Halloween Carnival
Minimum Day, Noon Dismissal


Fall Is in the Air 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 Jacque Paramo.



Monthly Newsletter & Calendar
Student Supply Lists K-6
Student Supply Lists 7-8

YMCA Extended Care Program

Master Schedule 2015-2016
Tuition Schedule 2015-2016
Summer Reading Lists


We are thrilled you are considering joining our family! Applications for the 2015-2016 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!

2015-16 K-3 Application Packet

Preschool Registration Packet

2015-16 4-7 Application Packet



Our first open house for new families will be held on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. We invite all interested parents to come to tour the campus, view the classrooms and meet the administration.

Get Ready for The next main event . . . mad gatsby!

School of the Madeleine is proud to announce our Main Event 2016 -- MAD Gatsby! This Roaring 20's-inspired event will be held March 12 at the beautiful U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. If you're interested in volunteering and becoming part of the fun, contact our Main Event Chairs.


Mad Moms is a school-sponsored group dedicated to helping enrich the School of the Madeleine community through fun, social events for Moms. We'd love to have you join us at any of our events!!! There is no "membership" fee or any registration required to come to any of the events. Questions? Please contact Erin Rickwa at

Please join us for our two upcoming events: Mad Moms Back to School Party, Sunday, September 20, at the home of Gaby Sanders. Contact person is Heather Wolff. Next up is the Mad Moms Coffee Social, Friday, October 9, 7:45-9:45 a.m., at the St. Francis Room. Contact person is Erin Rickwa.


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.



Madeleine Partners with Shoes with a Heart

School of the Madeleine is a proud participant in the Shoes With Heart campaign/fundraiser. Together, we collected nearly 2,000 shoes, which will bring in $750 for our school. More importantly, these shoes will go to people in need. Many thanks to Debby Ferrante for chairing this fundraiser, and thanks to her crew: Kelli and Jon Cruz, Grace Cushman, Susan Scheper and Jacque Paramo.


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 Cindy Bayless at


We hope you have been collecting your Box Tops and are ready to turn in your full bags! Our third and last collection period for the year is coming up May 4-8. 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.

Keep an eye out for box top-related products when you are shopping.

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!


Check out Madeleine Students making news!

Collection for CCSA 

During the month of September, St. Mary Magdalene Parish is asking for donations of fruit, peanut butter, and Mac-n-cheese for needy families.  We ask that Madeleine families bring their donations to the rectory office, or leave them in the vestibule of the Church between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


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.



Last Updated:  10/08/2015

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