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 Thomas Olmsted and the Diocese of Phoenix approved a joint Diocesan school between the parishes to be ultimately located on the St. Gabriel campus and Annunciation Catholic School was conceived. Since that time, we have been bringing this school into being.  With the help of many faithful people, we are moving forward in designing, fundraising, and building our permanent school to serve students through 8th grade. 

The school doors opened on August 12, 2009.  In its inaugural year, Annunciation Catholic School offered 1st and 2nd grades serving a total of 23 children.  Since then we have grown into a thriving community with students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The current facility includes 8 classrooms, a library, resource room, 2 portable and wireless computer labs, and 2 playground areas.  

With our continuous growth, we are currently developing a campus enrichment plan that will include a permanent building to house two classrooms per grade level, science lab, art room, music room, and special education classroom, as well as a cafeteria/gymnasium.  

We need to remember, all that we do is for the greater glory of God. May St. Gabriel and our Blessed Mother Mary protect us.