Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are extremely excited to fully welcome our students back to campus, enabling them to experience all that Bishop Amat Memorial High School offers. Although we are proud of the learning and accomplishments that our school community achieved during remote education, we all know that the heartbeat of Catholic education happens in persion, when we gather in communion with one another. We are especially pleased to welcome the Class of 2025 and more than thirty transfer students into these “hallowed halls.” I will be journeying with all of you as a freshman of sorts, as I begin my role as Amat’s tenth principal.
 
Lancer Life is an essential tool for students and parents. We update this resource annually to provide you with an understanding of the expectations and protocols that we follow at Bishop Amat. In it you will find detailed information regarding our Christian Service program, our academic programs, our athletic teams, and extracurricular programs. Additionally it serves as a wealth of information describing our dress and grooming policies, behavioral and attendance expectations, and school procedures. We ask that you familiarize yourself with this document as the year progresses and to consult it when you have a question or need.
 
Even though we are overjoyed to initiate a school year in person, we must acknowledge the continued threat that the Covid-19 pandemic poses to our community. With that in mind, we look forward to partnering with you to ensure that we create a safe and effective environment for all students that attend Amat. Throughout the year we will continue to be guided by the mandates and recommendations of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. We anticipate that the indoor mask mandate for schools will be in effect for the foreseeable future. Additionally, we are committed to sanitizing classrooms multiple times a day and leaving doors and windows open to increase ventilation and air flow. We feel confident that with your support and with student participation, we can move through the year successfully and safely.
 
Finally, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the parents of Bishop Amat Memorial High School for your continued faith in Catholic education. The past few years have not been easy and we recognize the many sacrifices that you made to enable your sons and daughters to remain enrolled at Amat. You have been “Steadfast, Loyal, and True,” and the entire Bishop Amat Family will honor that commitment with hard work, prayer, and our continued faith that all children at Amat can and will learn, and will graduate prepared for college, life, and Heaven.
 
God bless,
 
Gabriel Escovar
Principal