St. Leo The Great School

1051 W San Fernando St
San Jose, CA 95126-0951
     Tel: (408)293-4846
Grades: PK - 8 | 319 students
The mission of St. Leo the Great School is to create a Catholic environment and an academic atmosphere in which parents are recognized as the primary educators of their children.
We encourage parents, faculty and staff to foster a love of learning, self-confidence, and a sense of responsibility, and to help the students discover and use their God-given potential.
The faculty and staff recognizes the importance of educating the whole child.
By modeling Christian attitudes and values, the school community fosters spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth as well as a concern for physical well-being.
Through this process, the children of St. Leo the Great school will develop a better understanding of themselves, their world and their God.
It is hoped that they will effect a positive, societal change in order to bring about a just and peaceful world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1915

Student Body

Total Students 319 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 59%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St. Leo The Great School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $8,000
Tuition Notes Tuition for Pre-K varies depending on the schedule chosen.
Admissions Director Catherine Cook
Admissions Associate Syndi Gemmett

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bellarmine College Prep School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Unity Care Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Temple Emanuel-el Pre School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Jose
    Unity Care Academy
    Special Education School (Non-sectarian)
    237 Race Street
    San JoseCA 95126
    Special Education School (Non-sectarian)
    0.3 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 4 students                      
  • San Jose
    Northwood Cdc
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    1400 Parkmoor Ave Ste 220
    San JoseCA 95126
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    0.9 mi | Gr. K | 83 students                      
  • San Jose
    Temple Emanuel-el Pre School
    Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
    1010 University Avenue
    San JoseCA 95126
    Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
    1 mi | Gr. NS-PK | 92 students                      
  • San Jose
    Bellarmine College Prep School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    960 W Hedding St
    San JoseCA 95126
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    1.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1604 students                      
  • San Jose
    Po Box 5123
    San JoseCA 95150
    Special Program Emphasis
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-4 | 48 students                      

School Reviews

1 year ago
Worth checking out. Outstanding staff and tech program. Coming up on their 100th anniversary. Cool Middlebrook Garden program for earth sciences. Good foundation for private high schools.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Saint Leo the Great in San Jose has been a great choice for our family! Lots of Silicon Valley tech types that have fostered a great community of learners. My kids have their own school email address and ability to log into Google Docs at home to access all their school work and communicate with their teachers. St Leo has lots of after school activities from athletics (football, volleyball, basketball, track and softball), theatre (Seussical Jr play @ San Pedro Square theatre), Odyssey of the Mind, Art, Band, Choir, Chess, Writer''s Ink, etc. They have a 4 year old PreK/TK Kindergarten readiness program. I''m most impressed with the expertise on staff. 5th grade teacher Mrs Morallos posts her math lessons online as homework (Kahn Academy style) and then works with the kids at school doing the worksheets. It has really accelerated how much math my child has learned in a short period of time (he can rewind the lesson each night and do the practice problem in preparation for the day''s work). The school has 3 dedicated math teachers, 2 Spanish teachers, 2 PE teachers and a host of resource staff.
- Posted by Parent

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