St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School

4850 Clarewood Dr,
Oakland, CA, 94618-0946
     Tel: (510)547-3146
Grades: K - 8 | 283 students
St Theresa Elementary School, by means of a strong academic curriculum, rooted in Catholic beliefs and values, the faculty, staff, and parish community work cooperatively to educate the whole child: spirit, mind, body; and promote community service as a way to live out Jesus' message of care and compassion develop confident, responsible Christians.
We offer a strong, dynamic curriculum which stresses the integration of faith and life, academic excellence, and thinking skills.
Our dedicated faculty and staff give time, energy, and devotion to educating and empowering students so that they will become self-directed, self-managing, lifelong learners who are prepared for the many challenges of today's world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Full-Time Resource Specialist
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 283 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 31 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,100
Tuition Notes increased tuition for non-Catholic students
% on Financial Aid 7%
Admissions Director Karen Raven

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Yearbook, Student Council Yearbook,  Student Council,

School Notes:

St Theresa Elementary School is a private Catholic elementary school nestled in the Oakland Hills. We offer Art, Music, P.E. and Spanish in all classes. All grades are responsible for community service and our Middle School students have a required number of hours in our Service Learning component of the religion class. Faith families are comprised of students from each grade, joining together to form a "family". This allows for students to get to know others from different grades. This program is especially enjoyed by the students. Sports within the CYO league are offered beginning in kindergarten (cross-country), basketball beginning in 3rd and volleyball in 4th grade. Our gym is state of the art and is used by the students throughout the day. Students in Middle School have the opportunity to participate in Student Council and  Yearbook.

Profile last updated: 09/03/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Names High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Aurora School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rockridge Montessori School (0.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

Recommended
1 month ago
My wife is a graduate of St. Theresa and we have three children enrolled. We have been very pleased with all the teachers we have had over the years, and very pleased with the results. The teachers are committed to very high standards for academic achievement and also to a religious education. They strive to nurture the whole student -- mind, body and spirit -- and in my view and according to standardized test results, St. Theresa''s succeeds. I am very pleased that my children enjoy St. Theresa and they are proud to be a part of the school and the parish. I am very pleased with the friends they have made in their classes, in other grades and on their sports teams, and I enjoy all the parents we have met over the years through school and parish functions. The school parents demonstrate a commitment to the school and is academic and social mission through their volunteerism and spirit. Our children are exposed to music, science and sports opportunities that exceed my initial expectations and surpass my own experience. St. Theresa''s has become a very important part of our lives while we have lived in Oakland. I can''t imagine living in Oakland without St. Theresa''s, and we are often reminded that we made the right choice for our children and our family.
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Recommended
1 month ago
I have an 9th grader who was educated at St. Theresa''s K-8. Like most parents, I worried about how his 9-year St. T education might stack up against other schools ?? public or private. My son now attends Bishop O?''Dowd High School, and not only did he test into all honors-level classes, he also received one of the 30 Presidential Scholarships. I wasn?''t sure how unusual this was until I talked to some parents from other private schools who were shocked at their children?''s lack of readiness based on the same placement testing ?? and, some of these kids are at very expensive private schools. Additionally, at a the ??getting ready?" orientation, O?''Dowd?''s President cited St. T as one of the schools that ??does a really great job?" at getting kids ready for high school. And finally, the outgoing student body President at O?''Dowd is a St. T graduate who is now choosing between acceptances from Stanford and Harvard. While I certainly wouldn''t expect the average St. T graduate achieve at this level, these results are noteworthy ?? and impressive. We couldn''t be more pleased with how prepared our son was for high school armed with a St. Theresa''s education!
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Recommended
1 year ago
Our family feels extremely fortunate to be able to send our children to St. Theresa School. St T''s is an outstanding academic school with a warm nurturing environment. St. T''s lives up to it''s motto of "Educating the whole child: mind, body, spirit" everyday. All students participate in band/music classes, learn in a state of the art computer lab and participate in sports and P.E. in a gym/event center that is unequaled anywhere in the East Bay. We love St. T''s!
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Recommended
1 year ago
St. Theresa is a wonderful school but more importantly a wonderful community. We have been there for 8 years and both my children love it. The smaller school atmosphere is very welcoming and the children know most of the kids in each grade. It also also close friendships with the parents. The teachers are enthusiastic and the campus is beautifryl with a new large Event Center (gym). We are very happy with our choice.
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Recommended
1 year ago
Excellent school, caring teachers and administrators. The children are taught to respect one another. The curriculum is challenging. Students begin to learn a foreign language in Kindergarten. The computer lab offers the children an opportunity to learn computer skills and the new event center/gym enables them to keep fit. The required service learning, volunteerism, teaches the children the value of giving to society.
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Recommended
1 year ago
I am a very satisfied parent at St. Theresa School. My children are happy to go to school each morning. We are very happy with the teachers and aides and find the administration very easy to work with. Although music is offered in all grades, musical instruction is part of the curriculum starting in grade 4. My children would never have known how to read music if not taught in school. The gym is state of the art and where P.E. happens. Students participate in community service and belong to Faith Families. This is a program that pairs up children from each grade. This allows them to know other students from different classes. My kids love this! Although class sizes in some grades are larger than I would like, we have never experienced any issues with having too many. The teachers handle it just fine. Overall, we are very happy with the school and community.
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