Stella Maris Academy

7654 Herschel Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037-0920
     Tel: (858)454-2461
Grades: K - 8 | 214 students
Stella Maris Academy strives to provide an environment in which students can develop their intellectual abilities, learn to make moral decisions, and be formed in Christian values and attitudes.
As educators, we are dedicated to the holistic belief that the total child’s needs are to be addressed.
We are concerned about meeting the individual needs of each student as a journey toward positive self-esteem.
Children who believe in themselves believe they can learn.
Through a positive approach to learning, we try to challenge, support and facilitate the development of each student’s initiative, creativity and leadership potential.
Stella Maris welcomes students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin.
Although we are a Parochial School of Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, children from other parishes as well as children of other religions are accepted as space is available.
The faculty and staff of Stella Maris Academy affirm the rights and responsibilities of parents as the primary educators of their children.
We recognize that the Catholic School is one of the most effective means of assisting parents in their educational task.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students 214 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 55%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Stella Maris Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 30 students
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Bishop's School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Gillispie School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Gillispie School (0.3 miles away)
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  • La JollaThe Gillispie School
    7380 Girard Avenue
    La JollaCA 92037
    (858)459-3773
    0.3 mi | 288 students | Gr. NS-6                      
  • La JollaThe Bishop's School
      (Episcopal)
    7607 La Jolla Blvd
    La JollaCA 92037
    (858)459-4021
      (Episcopal)
    0.4 mi | 797 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • La JollaThe Childrens School
    Alternative School
    2225 Torrey Pines Lane
    La JollaCA 92037
    (858)454-0184
    Alternative School
    1.2 mi | 250 students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • La JollaThe Evans School
    6510 La Jolla Scenic Dr S
    La JollaCA 92037
    (858)459-2066
    1.5 mi | 130 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • La JollaAll Hallows Academy
      (Roman Catholic)
    2390 Nautilus St
    La JollaCA 92037
    (858)459-6074
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.5 mi | 238 students | Gr. KG-8                      

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