Stella Maris Academy

7654 Herschel Ave,
La Jolla, CA, 92037-0920
Tel: (858)454-2461
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)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students 206 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Stella Maris Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 30 students

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 Mission Bay Montessori Academy (2.5 miles away)
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  • La Jolla The Gillispie School
    (Nonsectarians)
    7380 Girard Avenue
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)459-3773
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.3  mi  |  288  students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • La Jolla
    The Bishop's School
    (Episcopal)
    7607 La Jolla Blvd
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)459-4021
    (Episcopal)
    0.4  mi  |  797  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • La Jolla
    The Childrens School
    (Nonsectarians)
    2225 Torrey Pines Lane
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)454-0184
    (Nonsectarians)
    1.2  mi  |  250  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • La Jolla
    The Evans School
    (Nonsectarians)
    6510 La Jolla Scenic Drive S
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)459-2066
    (Nonsectarians)
    1.5  mi  |  129  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • La Jolla
    All Hallows Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    2390 Nautilus St
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)459-6074
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.5  mi  |  246  students  |  Gr.  K-9

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