Faith formation at American Martyrs seeks to deepen students’ knowledge of their Catholic faith while inspiring them to “go forth” and live the Gospel in their homes and communities. Classes focus on developing a sense of God who cherished each of “His Children.” Students learn that God’s love is transforming and powerful, and to follow in His footsteps of love, care, and concern for others and the world.
Roman Catholic doctrine is taught following the guidelines and sequencing of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Sadlier series, along with a selection of other resources, are used during instruction. The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching are infused across the grade levels. In 2nd Grade, students prepare for and receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist. Morning Assembly, Extended Faith Families, service activities, First Friday liturgies, and rich daily prayer lives encourage spirituality among members of the American Martyrs School community.