Lumen Christi Academies

Today’s Students,

Tomorrow’s Leaders.

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Lumen Christi Academies is a network of seven Catholic schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

The Academies collectively educate nearly 1,300 students. Our network is striving to make Catholic education accessible to families desiring a faith-filled learning experience. We are collectively committed to nurturing ethical scholars who will change the world.

To realize this mission, we have established community of practice across the network that is centered on student growth and development. This intentional collegiality is marked by the sharing of ideas and strategies, collaborative problem solving and creative innovating. All shareholders (students, parents, teachers, leaders) embrace a growth mindset that challenges everyone to improve through active learning that leverages creativity, effective strategies, best practices, and constructive feedback.

Looking to enroll your child in Lumen Christi Academies? Please select one of the links below to contact the school in which you are interested. They will be happy to answer your questions.


Empowering teachers and students for a brighter future. 

Our teachers collaborate monthly to explore new innovative teaching strategies and practices.


Lumen Christi Academies Officially Launch by Bishop Barber’s Decree on July 1, 2018

"By launching this new network, we are igniting a renaissance in East Bay Catholic education. Lumen Christi Academies is an intentional and daring refashioning of our beloved Catholic elementary schools to better serve our communities, families and students. Every time we baptize a baby, part of the sacred rite reminds parents they are the first teachers of their children in our faith. And on that joyous baptismal day, the entire congregation smiles, applauds and agrees to help these parents. It is my happy duty as a bishop to make sure the parents and teachers who will share our faith with the next generation have the support they need. The most powerful and reliable resource I can offer is Catholic education, so central to developing the faith and morals of our children. There is no more effective way to form the whole person – intellectually, morally and communally – than to infuse a rigorous academic program with the timeless message of Jesus Christ, and deliver it in a safe, respectful atmosphere. Catholic education promotes lifelong commitment to faith, prayer and virtue, a high sense of social justice, greater numbers of religious vocations and an embrace of a way of life based on responsible stewardship. If this vision resonates in your heart and soul, I ask you to seriously consider joining us in the Diocese of Oakland as we ignite the hearts, minds and souls of our young students and their families.”

-Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ

Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ

Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ