Come Visit Us!

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center is open for tours for prospective students and our conference center, garden, and aquatics center are available to rent for events! Please contact us to schedule your visit; advanced reservations are required.


SMSC’s two-acre therapeutic Garden includes a full citrus orchard, beautiful flower gardens, a passive-solar greenhouse, a propagation house, ornamental trees, green shrubs, and fragrant herbs. With over a quarter mile of flower-lined trails, the garden is a picturesque place to provide a beautiful backdrop to any special event.


Our garden mesa provides you with an excellent opportunity for a wedding reception, a baby shower, a brunch or an evening under the stars.

Aquatic Center

Want to treat someone with a pool party? Well, at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center you can rent out our pool for your next pool party. Perfect for birthday parties, staff parties, aquatic getaways or just for fun. At St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center we can provide the opportunity for you to have a very classy poolside reception for an office thank you, end of summer party, or to celebrate an extraordinary occasion.


With concrete paved walkways and patio areas, a junior size Olympic pool and shower facilities we will be able to host a swim meet or just recreational swimming.

Sophie's Gallery

Sophie’s Gallery is open to the public!


Sophie’s Gallery & Gift Shop, Downtown El Cajon
140 E. Main St.
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: 619.593.2205


Monday – Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm


Sophie’s Too
Located right inside the St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Building


2119 East Madison Avenue.
El Cajon CA 92019-1111
Phone: 619.442.5129


Monday – Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm

Conference Center

From a simple luncheon to an up-scale dinner, our event staff will provide you with ideas on how to make your event a success. Our large activity room can be set up to your liking. Whether you have a lecture, need to teach a class, or just host a reception, our staff can assist you with your set-up needs.


Our activity room patio will give your guests the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while still having the ability to step inside and enjoy our temperature controlled room.


Contact our event staff at 619-442-5129 ext. 115 or 121 or via email at for rates and availability.

Take a Tour

We welcome prospective students and their loved ones to take a tour of SMSC! Call us or fill out our contact form to schedule your tour today!

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