Star of the Sea Catholic School

Tel: (757)428-8400
Grades: PK - 8 | 232 students
Star of the Sea Catholic School serves all military and faith communities throughout Virginia Beach.
A 2011 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Star of the Sea offers over 55 years of traditional Catholic education.
Our unique oceanfront setting allows for innovative learning opportunities.
Advancing technology is utilized to expand the scholastic and creative abilities of our students.
As a Christ-centered environment, Star of the Sea Catholic School is dedicated to spiritual growth, academic distinction, and social responsibility that prepares students for successful achievement.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 232 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Star of the Sea Catholic School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,437
Admissions Director Mrs. Adelaide Grandfield


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Catholic STEM Team, Chorus, Guitar, National Junior Honor Society, Science Bowl, Student Council, Tech 2.0 Team Band, Chorus, Guitar, Science Bowl, Tech 2.0 Team, Catholic STEM Team,
National Junior Honor Society,
Student Council,

School Notes:

    • Small, family-like atmosphere for individualized instruction
    • Resource program for developmental learning and enrichment
    • Spanish classes for grades PreK-8
    • Algebra 1, Spanish 1, and Geosciences offered for high school credit
    • Full day kindergarten
    • Tuition assistance available
    • Fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Virginia Catholic Eduation Association (VCEA) 

    Profile last updated: 05/19/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Virginia Beach Friends School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stratford Preschool (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Norfolk Christian School-Beach (1.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended June 07, 2014 - We are a military family so when we got orders to Virginia Beach, I worried about finding the right school for our children. After finding Star of the Sea School and my kids attending for 2 years now, I know that I not only made the right choice, but would never send my kids anywhere else! They are exceptionally military friendly, have an awesome staff, a challenging curriculum, and fantastic athletics. We are very grateful to the school that our children have thrived so much both academically and socially. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended June 07, 2014 - Today reaffirmed my belief that Star of the Sea is indeed the best school around. I watched as soaked teachers soothed soaked children, gave them the clothing off their backs, hugged them, danced with them, and smiled happily. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! I love the teachers. I simply cannot say enough good things. I actually had tears in my eyes and a smile on my face watching the teachers and students dance to the SOS song. Thank you for sharing your staff with my family! We are so very grateful. - Posted by Parent

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