St. John Bosco Elementary School

5630 W Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78237-0782
Tel: (210)432-8011
Grades: K-8 | 351 students
St. John Bosco School educates youth academically and spiritually in the Catholic, Salesian tradition of Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness.
It is a school where children love to Learn and learn to Love.
We also believe that the specific function of a Catholic, Salesian School is to develop the human powers of each student – religious, moral, academic, psychological, cultural, social, physical, and aesthetic – thus preparing our youth “to open themselves more and more to reality and to form in themselves a clear ideal of life.
As Salesian educators, we strive to follow the educational approach of St. John Bosco, by creating schools with a family spirit, emphasizing reason, religion and loving kindness, in a positive atmosphere of discipline, friendliness, and cheerfulness.
In St. John Bosco’s own words, we aim to form our children to be “good Christians and upright citizens, empowering them with a joyful vision and hope of a better world.”

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 351 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade St. John Bosco Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Plaid jumpers and white blouses; khaki slacks and navy polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Velma Riojas


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Youth Spirituality Circles, Student Government, Junior National Honor Society, Arts and Crafts, Robotics, Drama Club, Journalism, Glee Club Robotics, Drama Club, Journalism, Glee Club, Youth Spirituality Circles,
Student Government,
Junior National Honor Society,
Arts and Crafts,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Cross High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Cross High School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is International Christian School (1.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Antonio
    Holy Cross High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 465 students
    1 miles
    426 N San Felipe Ave
    San Antonio, TX 78228
  • San Antonio
    Grades: PK-7 | 87 students
    1.5 miles
    4151 Culebra Road
    San Antonio, TX 78228
  • San Antonio
    St. Martin Hall
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 223 students
    1.7 miles
    411 Sw 24th Street
    San Antonio, TX 78207
  • San Antonio
    Grades: PK-12 | 517 students
    1.9 miles
    325 Castroville Road
    San Antonio, TX 78207
  • San Antonio
    St John Berchmans School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 362 students
    2.7 miles
    1147 Cupples Rd
    San Antonio, TX 78226

School Reviews

My last of my three children graduated from St. John Bosco School just this year. Their entry level into a strong, college prep, Catholic high school speaks for itself as to how well SJB prepares their students for college. All three of my children tested out of Algebra I, English I . . . this means they will be saving me college dollars during their junior and senior years of high school. This school takes time and care to form their students in Christian values and citizenship. As an SJB parent, I can truly say that this school takes their goals of "heaven and college" most seriously.
- Posted by Parent, 09/08/12

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The average private school tuition in San Antonio, TX is $5,544 for elementary schools and $7,264 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Antonio, TX is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).