St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School

567 S Richmond Ave
Carson City, NV 89703-0897
     Tel: (775)882-2079
Grades: NS - 8 | 200 students
St. Teresa School opened its doors in September 1957 to grades one through six.
The school has expanded over its fifty plus years and we now offer academic excellence for students in preschool through eighth grades.
Approximately 200 students attend our preschool school classes through Eighth Grade.
Our kindergarten class is a full day program.
St. Teresa School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The school received an exemplary review with a certification term of 6 years.  The Diocese of Reno Curriculum Standards and Best Practices for Teaching Religion guide our religious education curriculum.
These documents provide a course of study that serves as a primary scope and sequence for St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School.
The religious series, Blest Are We, is used in grades Kindergarten through 8th grades.
The school also uses the Common Core State Standards from Nevada in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Technology, and Physical Education as a base for our curriculum.
Our teachers reach well beyond the minimum state standards.
Emphasis is placed on religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Many Learning Differences Supported. Please contact the principal.
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 200 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 59%
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,400
Tuition Notes Discounted rate available for parishioners. Sibling discount offered. Financial Aid Program and Scholarships available
% on Financial Aid 18%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,050
Acceptance Rate 99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Christina Lawson
Admissions Associate Michelle Kelly


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Boy Scouts, CYO Annual Track Meet, Choir, Extended Day Program, Girl Scouts, Math Enrichment, Missoula Children's Theatre, National Junior Honor Society, Skiing Program, Student Council, Talent Show, Yearbook Art Club, Boy Scouts, Choir, Girl Scouts, Skiing Program, Talent Show, Yearbook, CYO Annual Track Meet,
Extended Day Program,
Math Enrichment,
Missoula Children's Theatre,
National Junior Honor Society,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • To ensure a top level education and positive experience for our students, St. Teresa uses the latest teaching methods:
  • Rotating middle school classes emphasize an integrated curriculum that reinforces subject matter throughout all content areas
  • Accelerated Reading and Mathematics programs
  • Electives are offered in the areas of art, music, sports, technology, and drama
  • Art, music, and physical education programs for all grades
  • Eighth grade life skills training, focused on fostering positive decision-making skills and self-esteem
  • Daily religious education focusing on Scriptures, Catholic teachings and values and their application in student and family life
  • Classroom buddies which partner elementary students with middle school students to assist in social, religious and educational activities, bolstering self-confidence and enhancing unity among all classes in the school

Thanks to a grant received from the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, in 2008 we opened the E.L. Wiegand Knowledge Center which includes:

  • State of the art science lab with 26 laptops, Promethean board, incubator, telescope, Van Da Graff Generator, all inclusive science kits for life science, physics, genetics and electronics, a hydroponics lab and microscopes
  • Computer lab with 30 workstations and laptops.
  • Comprehensive library with 6 computers and software programs to evaluate student reading levels and comprehension skills
  • Student computers in all classrooms and audio enhancers available to enable students to hear instruction with minimal distraction
  • Technology in the classroom:
  • My Access computer program is used to reinforce proficiency in writing skills Interactive projectors in every classroom
  • Accelerated Reader used to assess reading level and comprehension.
  • Classroom set of 26 laptops for individual student use in the classroom
  • Document camera in Kindergarten and 1st grades
  • Approximately 200 students attend our preschool school classes through Eighth Grade.
  • Smart Interactive Projectors or Smart Whiteboards in every classrooms

Our kindergarten class is a full day program. St. Teresa School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school received an exemplary review with a certification term of 6 years.

The school is on a traditional school year schedule. The school year begins the last week in August and ends within the first two weeks of June. Instructional hours for all classes are from 8:25 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. School uniforms are required.  

Profile last updated: 09/12/2014

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School Reviews

1 year ago
My wife and I love this school. Beginning with the pre-school and continuing in elementary school, our children are growing and learning, not only in traditional course work, but in being kind, considerate, and thoughtful young ladies. I attribute this to administrative and teaching staff who share these same values. This school is where parent involvement is not only very high, but expected by fellow parents, the principal, as well as the teaching staff. Where, as parents, we are given the opportunity and encouragement (by the principal and teachers) to make a significant difference in our children''s education.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
The quality of teachers at this school is amazing. They are highly certified and create a fun learning atmosphere. My children love going to school and have a great sense of belonging here. The families are all very involved and are included in all aspects of the school. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a highly academic, safe and supportive preschool- 8th grade experience.
- Posted by Parent

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