The Santiago Experience

"A Public School with A Private School Approach"

Santiago Calendar

Administrators for the Day

Congratulations to our Administrators for the Day: Luke Adams, Giselle Alvarez, Laurent Dessureaux, Ian Goode, Spencer Jacobs, Brenton Lively, Paula Morrison, Angelo Sartwell, Paige Smith, and Charlotte Wagner.

Welcome to Santana TV

Santana TV is an opportunity for students to share upcoming events taking place at Santiago.

Santiago Events

Breakfast with the Principal

Thank you to all of our parents who helped at our Breakfast with the Principal. Thank you to all of our families who participated with donations to our Santiago/Ferris Bueller Fundraiser. 

Thank you written in calligraphy


Thank you to the many generous parents who donated to the Santiago/Ferris Bueller Fundraiser in September. Please view our list of prizes and dates of distribution.

PALS Charity Drive

The Positive Action Leadership Santiago team organized a charity drive for CHOC in Orange which spanned between October and November. The PALS team made all the contacts themselves, developed announcements to be read over the PA, as well as created flyers to raise awareness about the charity drive. Our team collected, toys, books and art supplies and delivered them to CHOC on Nov. 8, 2018. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to take part in such a rewarding opportunity. Thank you to all the Santanas who contributed to our charity drive.

Image of orange leaves with Happy Thanksgiving written acrossWe wish our Santiago families a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Our campus will be closed from November 19-23. Classes will resume Monday, November 26.


Parent Volunteers Needed Sign Up Today

We are looking for parents to help us with various student activities throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on our Google sheet. Thank you.


After school tutoring from Monday through Thursday 3 pm to 4pm

Student Activities

Santiago Dress Day

Students had a great day dressing in their fun costumes!

McTeacher Night

Thank you to all of our Santiago families and community who participated in McTeacher Night!

Strive Assembly

What a great Strive Assembly we had where students heard a motivational speech given by El Modena High School's Coach Mitchell. Also from ELMO, we heard from football players Wyatt Terlaak and Jack Keays as they explained the importance of teamwork.

Our students were also treated to music from Mr. Rodriguez's choir, a demonstration of sign language from Mrs. Napoli's class, spirited performances from Cheer, ASB skits, and fun Spirit Key competitions. We would like to offer congratulations to all of our Bronze, Silver and Gold Strive students.

Thank you to all of our participating staff and students who did a wonderful job of working together to create our first Strive Assembly of the year!


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Santiago is OC's 1st Charter, founded in 1995!


1 of 6 OC Schools: 2017 CA Civic Learning Merit Recipient


100% of students & families supported at Santiago.


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