De Flores Center

De Flores Center is named in honor of Isabella de Flores, the Patron Saint of our parish and school. On the 20th of April, 1856, St. Rose of Lima was born and received in baptism the name Isabella. Her father was named Gaspar de Flores and her mother, Maria d’Olivia. The young girl of both Spanish and Incan blood would grow to be the Patroness of Peru, the Americas, and the Philippines. It is for her that our new education center is named for.

School Philosophy

The philosophy of St. Rose of Lima School Community believes in and is committed to:

working with parents "who are first to communicate the faith to their children and to educate them"
fostering within our students the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church providing opportunities for students to pursue their spiritual, intellectual, psychological, physical and social development
helping students become strong members of family, church, civic, economic, and global communities
developing the skills necessary for students to cope with the challenges of daily life and to serve God and each other.
School Mission Statement

The mission of St. Rose of Lima School Community is to empower students to reach their spiritual, academic, social, and physical potential as they live their lives based on Catholic values.

A Brief History Of St. Rose Of Lima School

St. Rose of Lima School is a parochial elementary school accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges located in Chula Vista. It serves students in grades K-8. St. Rose of Lima School opened in 1948 under the direction of the Benedictine Sisters.

St. Rose of Lima School is staffed by lay faculty members who work to share their rich faith-life with the students. In addition to nine classroom teachers, the staff includes a computer teacher, a science teacher, a music teacher, an art teacher, two physical education teachers/coaches, a resource teacher, a librarian, instructional aides, a Catholic Charities psychology intern, and extended day care personnel.

The School Advisory Council assists the pastor and principal in the policy formation and development of the school. The areas in which the Council has responsibility and is consulted regarding policy are planning, finance/budget, curriculum, staff evaluation and review, selection and evaluation of principal and Parent Teacher Group (PTG) issues.

The Parent Teacher Group provides active support for many facets of the school program. In addition to providing help during the school day, parents initiate and carry out a full calendar of fund-raising activities, which brings substantial income to the school.

St. Rose of Lima School staff evaluates and revises curricular areas on a regular basis. A variety of up-to-date instructional techniques are employed to keep students personally involved in daily learning.

St. Rose of Lima School Community continues to evaluate its programs and services, to communicate with parents, students, and community members so that school and student growth are commensurate.

POLICY FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MANUAL, formulated by the San Diego Diocese, establishes the policy parameters within which this school operates. A copy of this manual is always available in the school office. Copies may be purchased from the Diocesan Office for Schools. Policy numbers in this manual refer to the POLICY FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MANUAL.


St. Rose,

Before you were born, a new world was being discovered for Christians and Incans. You were born from these cultures and this new world was being prepared for you. Pray that I may always avoid prejudice, hatred, and fear toward people of other races, religions, or way of life.

Patroness of Peru and the Americas, pray for the people of our land. Beg the Lord to watch over us. May the Lord of all nations bless us and make us one. I ask this through Jesus Christ, in union with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.