Our History

For many years, the Catholic communities of Our Lady of Joy, St. Gabriel the Archangel, and St. Rose Duchesne longed for a Catholic school north of Loop 101. In the spring of 2009, Bishop Olmsted and the Diocese of Phoenix approved a Diocesan school to serve these three
parishes, located on the St. Gabriel campus, and Annunciation Catholic School was conceived.

The school doors opened on August 12, 2009. In its inaugural year, Annunciation Catholic School welcomed 23 students in first and second grades. Adding a grade per year we reached our full K-8 status in 2015. Now in the spring of 2018, we have a total enrollment of 200 students from fourteen parishes. We have graduated our first two eighth grade classes and are proud to say that 100% of students who applied to a Catholic High School were accepted, half of them with honors.

We have recently embarked on a Capital Campaign to raise funds for our permanent school and parish complex.