St. Andrew Catholic School

42 Chestnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91103-0911
Tel: (626)796-7697
Grades: PK - 8 | 268 students
Saint Andrew School has been an educational presence in Pasadena since 1897, providing a student-centered curriculum which educates the whole child.
Throughout the years, Sisters of the Holy Names and dedicated lay women and men have integrated Catholic values in all areas of the curriculum.
The school community believes that learning is most effective in an atmosphere of faith, love, respect and family-spirit.
Faculty, priests, students and parents recognize and value diversity in persons, cultures, experiences, methods of learning and ways of doing things.
This atmosphere fosters a love of learning which enables students to become adults who make ethical and moral decisions and contribute meaningfully to society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1897

Student Body

Total Students 268 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 55%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St. Andrew Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 23 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,500
% on Financial Aid 50%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Decathlon, chess club, cooking, crafts, jazz hip hop dance, karate, select children chorus, spelling bee chess club, cooking, crafts, karate, spelling bee, Academic Decathlon,
jazz hip hop dance,
select children chorus,

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Profile last updated: 04/25/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Maranatha High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New Horizon School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is New Horizon School (0.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

St. Andrews is a great school, if by great school you mean a false sense in social status then yes. Compared to other schools in the area both private and non, based solely on academics this school does not hold a candle to knowledge. Having gone here then transferred to a public school I quickly realized that I was far behind my peers, it took me years to fully comprehend why this was. This school focuses mostly on their religion than facts and basic (in my opinion) education. As a Catholic I see the appeal of putting your child in a Catholic private school but as a parent and past student I will take my chances on a better school elsewhere. The church on the other hand is my congregation and will most definitely recommend being part of it.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/24/15
St. Andrew offers children a good catholic education, access to local cultural sites, computer lab, buddy program, loving teachers and real world mix of students for one of the lowest tuitions in the area (and only require 10hrs of parent volunteer time compared to others who require 40hrs). I encourage you to tour the school and see if it is the right fit for you child. They do not have a waiting list and accept students from Kinder through 7th grade.
- Posted by Parent, 07/09/12

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