St. John Bosco Elementary School

5630 W Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78237-0782
Tel: (210)432-8011
Grades: K-8 | 351 students
St. John Bosco School educates youth academically and spiritually in the Catholic, Salesian tradition of Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness.
It is a school where children love to Learn and learn to Love.
We also believe that the specific function of a Catholic, Salesian School is to develop the human powers of each student – religious, moral, academic, psychological, cultural, social, physical, and aesthetic – thus preparing our youth “to open themselves more and more to reality and to form in themselves a clear ideal of life.
As Salesian educators, we strive to follow the educational approach of St. John Bosco, by creating schools with a family spirit, emphasizing reason, religion and loving kindness, in a positive atmosphere of discipline, friendliness, and cheerfulness.
In St. John Bosco’s own words, we aim to form our children to be “good Christians and upright citizens, empowering them with a joyful vision and hope of a better world.”.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 351 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade St. John Bosco Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Plaid jumpers and white blouses; khaki slacks and navy polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Velma Riojas

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Youth Spirituality Circles, Student Government, Junior National Honor Society, Arts and Crafts, Robotics, Drama Club, Journalism, Glee Club Robotics, Drama Club, Journalism, Glee Club, Youth Spirituality Circles,
Student Government,
Junior National Honor Society,
Arts and Crafts,
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School Reviews

My last of my three children graduated from St. John Bosco School just this year. Their entry level into a strong, college prep, Catholic high school speaks for itself as to how well SJB prepares their students for college. All three of my children tested out of Algebra I, English I . . . this means they will be saving me college dollars during their junior and senior years of high school. This school takes time and care to form their students in Christian values and citizenship. As an SJB parent, I can truly say that this school takes their goals of "heaven and college" most seriously.
- Posted by Parent, 09/08/12

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