Marshall’s ACI Students Visit the Historic San Gabriel Mission

Before the Christmas break Marshall Fundamental School students enrolled in the Academy for Creative Industries (ACI) attended an ACI field trip at the Historic San Gabriel Mission Theater for the Pasadena Dance Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker Ballet. The tour included information about the mission itself, the museum collection, and preservation work.

The San Gabriel Mission, named for the Archangel Gabriel, was founded in 1771 by Spanish Franciscan missionaries and remains one of the best preserved missions in California. The Mission’s historic church, constructed in 1805, is the oldest functioning Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The San Gabriel Mission continues to serve as a parish church for the City of San Gabriel. Since 1908, the Claretian Missionaries have overseen the care and maintenance of the mission’s historic grounds and museum collection. The mission is located at 428 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776. For more information, visit

The Academy for Creative Industries (ACI) allows students to explore the creative arts industry as they learn and prepare for their college and/or career options. ACI offers real-world experience brings learning to life by motivating and engaging students with knowledge in their area of interest. ACI combines rigorous college preparatory curriculum with strong arts-based technical programs that are student-centered. Students must apply and interview for ACI placement. For more information please contact Assistant Principal & ACI Administrator Lanisha Kelly – or visit

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