Good Shepherd Catholic School was founded in 1963 by Father Francis Markey. It is centrally located in Santa Cruz, offering a fully accredited faith-based program to students in preschool through eighth grade. The school is designed to meet the needs of families who desire an affordable Catholic education for their children in the context of a challenging and values-based environment. Committed to academic excellence, our instruction is grounded in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and supported by the parishes of Resurrection Catholic Community, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and Our Lady Star of the Sea. Good Shepherd Catholic School is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).