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Principal's Message

I’d like to welcome you to Santiago.  One of the many aspects of education I enjoy is the various opportunities of growth and resiliency as we encounter new experiences.  I, along with you, will be experiencing these opportunities this school year and I am honored to be Santiago’s Principal. 


Santiago has a rich history of tradition while promoting a growth mindset for new opportunities.  As our world continues to evolve with new challenges, the learning experiences the Santiago staff provides our students helps move them forward to Career and College pathways in a rich supportive environment.  The staff members of Santiago are talented, dedicated and committed to the academic, personal, and future success of each student. 


Students, please keep in mind that high school is about being college ready, learning about your talents, pursuing your dreams, exploring career pathways, and discovering who you are and what you want to become.  I encourage you to reach out and test your skills to develop new interests.  As you advance through Santiago and to further your learning experience, commit to participate in one of many co-curricular opportunities waiting for you.  These include Athletics, academic clubs, and service clubs. 


I look forward to working with all of our families this school year in order to assist all students in fulfilling their dreams for their future.


Christine Pijl


 Santiago High School

 (714) 663-6215


Transforming teaching and learning so that all students have the foundation

for academic excellence and personal success.