St. Perpetua School

3445 Hamlin Road
Lafayette, CA 94549-0945
     Tel: (925)284-1640
Grades: K - 8 | 261 students
St. Perpetua School is a Catholic educational community within St. Perpetua Parish.
Students are taught to view life according to the teachings of Jesus Christ while they are encouraged to develop a sense of social justice and a desire to serve others.
The Saint Perpetua Parish School community nurtures each student in a safe environment rich in Catholic values and academic excellence.
We are committed to a dynamic and constantly improving environment of academic excellence, spiritual awareness, emotional support and physical well-being.

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 Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 261 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 7%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. Perpetua School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 30 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(navy pants/shorts, plaid skirts/navy sweatshirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,790
Tuition Notes 1 child in parish
% on Financial Aid 1%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Karen Goodshaw
Admissions Associate Lisa Sanders

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Springstone (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Springstone (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Child Day School - Lafayette (0.9 miles away)
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  • LafayetteSpringstone
    Special Program Emphasis  (Non-sectarian)
    1035 Carol Ln
    LafayetteCA 94549
    Special Program Emphasis  (Non-sectarian)
    0.9 mi | 49 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • LafayetteThe Child Day School - Lafayette
    Daycare / Preschool
    1049 Stuart St
    LafayetteCA 94549
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.9 mi | 87 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • LafayetteDiablo Valley Montessori School
    Montessori School
    3390 Deer Hill Road
    LafayetteCA 94549
    Montessori School
    1.1 mi | 110 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • LafayetteContra Costa Jewish Day School
    955 Risa Road
    LafayetteCA 94549
    1.4 mi | 160 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • LafayetteMeher Schools
    999 Leland Dr
    LafayetteCA 94549
    1.5 mi | 191 students | Gr. KG-5                      

School Reviews

2 months ago
This is a very nice school for K-8 for any kid to go to. The unique aspect of this school is positive, friendly environment they uphold. Its a very real aspect of this school being connected to the church.... its a lovely place to go to school. Its small, so everyone gets to know everyone is a very positive environment.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Saint Perpetua is an outstanding school. The teachers love what they do and are there for the children and do whatever they can to help each succeed. The school also provides a place where my children's spirit can be stimulated as well as their minds. The facilities have all been updated and provide a beautiful place to learn. My children benefit from regular music, art, PE and spanish classes. Also offered though the after school program are enrichment classes like Mandarin, Mad Science, and soccer. As a graduate of this school, it is my pleasure to give the gift of an education at this school to my own kids.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
If you want a school that knows your child, knows your family and cares about the big picture of education, ethics, good citizenship and building great leaders of tomorrow, then St. Perpetua is the school for you. Great academics, caring teachers, involved parent community and administrators who understand the needs of all involved -- an excellent blend that will serve your child and your family well. In an area where we are surrounded by public schools that offer excellent academic programs, you'll experience how St. Perpetua School offers a solid foundation well beyond your academic needs.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I highly recommend St. Perpetua School. We chose the school for its commitment to academics and class size. What you quickly realize once you are there is the community is what makes the school.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
St. Perpetua Elementary School is a gem! As a parent of three graduates, our children were blessed with the education and community that surrounded them. As an educator I am always impressed by the lengths to which the faculty works to meet the needs of individual students. Creating a triad consisting of student, parent and teacher is the framework in which they set the goals and objectives for student success. My children are now all in college and I continue to be grateful for the foundation they received at St. Perpetua School.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Outstanding school. It has an amazing community, incredible parent involvement and the teachers truly invest themselves into the children. We love it but more importantly, our children love it. It is a true pleasure to be involved with St. Perpetua School.
- Posted by Parent

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