Saint Simon Parish School

1840 Grant Road
Los Altos, CA 94024-0940
Tel: (650)968-9952
Grades: PK-8 | 535 students
St. Simon Parish School is a Catholic, coeducational school enrolling approximately 550 students in kindergarten through eighth grade from Los Altos and the surrounding communities.
Our mission is to educate children to know, love, and serve God and His world. St. Simon Parish School strives to form a Community of Faith dedicated to living and teaching the message and mission that Jesus Christ entrusted to His Church.
At St. Simon Parish School our goal is to invite students and families into full participation in the life of the church as active parishioners; challenge attitudes, values, and actions which are in conflict with the Word of God; promote the human dignity of each person; appreciate the rich diversity of those with whom we share our ministry in humility, friendship and love; and maintain a zeal for excellence, especially in our educational endeavor.
We recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children.
Together, we are committed to educating the whole child in a student-centered atmosphere, which reflects the Gospel message and fosters each student's spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, aesthetic, and physical growth.
In accordance with each child's gifts and abilities, we strive to provide the students with the environment needed to become children of faith, character, compassion, justice, honor, and knowledge.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1961
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students 535 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Saint Simon Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 28 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform, blue pants, white polo shirt, plaid skirt, skort of jumper)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,270
Tuition Notes Rate for non-parish members is higher. Discounted rates for multiple children.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sally Prout
Admissions Associate Karen Carrie


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballCheering,
Flag FootballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Classes, music, dance, cooking, Math Counts, Robotics Club Math Counts, Robotics Club, Art Classes, music, dance, cooking,

School Notes:

  • Applicants admitted to Saint Simon School will be contingent on a completed Application Packet, including a  $50 application fee, original Birth Certificate, Immunization record, Baptism Certificate (if Catholic), most recent Report Card and most recent Standardized Testing Report. Acceptance into Saint Simon School is also conditioned upon the outcome of a testing/observation session conducted by a Saint Simon School administrator or faculty member. Screenings are held in February for the following year.

Profile last updated: 09/08/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Waldorf School Of The Peninsula (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Miramonte School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Waldorf School Of The Peninsula (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Altos
    Miramonte School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-8 | 176 students
    1 miles
    1175 Altamead Dr
    Los Altos, CA 94024
  • Los Altos
    Waldorf School Of The Peninsula
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-12 | 305 students
    1 miles
    11311 Mora Dr
    Los Altos, CA 94024
  • Sunnyvale
    Grades: PK-8 | 217 students
    1.2 miles
    1030 Astoria Dr
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Sunnyvale
    Community Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-NS | 225 students
    1.3 miles
    1098 W Remington Drive
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Los Altos
    Grades: PK-8 | 261 students
    1.3 miles
    625 Magdalena Avenue
    Los Altos, CA 94024

School Reviews

My children transferred from the local public school into Saint Simon in the 4th and 5th Grades. My only regret was I didn''t transfer them earlier. With the rigorous, yet manageable academics, the programs for social outreach, the continued development of character and morality of the students in the classrooms, we have been thoroughly satisfied with the school. They went on to Saint Francis High School with a strong foundation!!!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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