St Stephen Martyr School

Tel: (626)573-1716
Grades: PK-8 | 213 students
St. Stephen Martyr School opened its doors in 1926 to provide the families of Monterey Park with an opportunity for their children to receive a Catholic School education.
Under the leadership of Fr.
Michael Conneally, four classrooms were opened and staffed by the sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.
The school celebrated its first graduating class in 1928.The needs of the Catholic community in Monterey Park continued to grow.
As a result, a new church and convent were built.
New classrooms were added to the school until it became a fully enrolled 16-room school serving students in grades 1 through 8.
front When the 16-room configuration was completed in 1964, the school served 743 pupils.
By early 1980’s, enrollment was approximately 600 students.
St. Stephen Martyr uses a collaborative school model.
Shared participation from stakeholders such as parents, students, and the community allow us to gather diverse input and buy-in.
We have a formal Advisory School Board, Parent-Teacher-Organization, and Student Council.
Shared governance is important in accessing the talents and skills of our community to promote the well-being of our students.
At St. Stephen Martyr School, parents, teachers, students and staff form a learning and faith community committed to helping each student develop academic and communication skills, grow in understanding of Catholic faith, demonstrate Christ-like qualities of compassion, tolerance and respect, become life-long learners who demonstrate personal responsibility and commitment to the larger community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 213 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St Stephen Martyr School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Ramona Convent Secondary School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Monterey Park United Methodist (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Monterey Park United Methodist (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Monterey Park
    Monterey Park United Methodist
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: PK-K | 87 students
    0.3 miles
    333 S. Garfield Avenue
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
  • Monterey Park
    Grades: PK-KG | 70 students
    0.5 miles
    618 N Moore Ave
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
  • Monterey Park
    Happy Day School Inc
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 120 students
    0.5 miles
    507 N Chandler Ave
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
  • Monterey Park
    It's A Small World Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 19 students
    0.6 miles
    333 N Alhambra Avenue
    Monterey Park, CA 91755
  • Monterey Park
    Grades: PK-K | 21 students
    1 miles
    315 N New Ave
    Monterey Park, CA 91755

School Reviews

As a new family to this school, I have observed many great things happening. Most evident is the dedication and collaboration that is put into providing a nurturing and rigorous educational program for each student by all the teachers and principal. The small class size allows for maximum interaction between the teacher and student, assuring that our children get the assistance needed to excel and make great academic gains. I am excited to see the results of the new changes and programs being implemented for the next school year. Great job Father Leo, Mrs. Arellano and staff!!!
- Posted by Parent, 07/06/15
Preschool teachers are very kind and professional. They really know how to teach the children well. My child really had a great time in their class. Ms. Jessica director if preschool is very good with the children and patient. She takes time to speak to parents about any concerns you may have. Fun learning environment.
- Posted by Parent, 08/30/14

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