St. Leo The Great School

1051 W San Fernando St
San Jose, CA 95126-0951
Tel: (408)293-4846
Grades: NS-8 | 280 students
Saint Leo the Great Catholic School, a ministry of Saint Leo the Great Catholic Parish, is a Pre-K through 8th grade school dedicated to providing a nurturing and safe environment that educates the whole child: spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally.
We provide a community that strengthens Catholic Identity through prayer, worship, and service to all.
We offer an academically rigorous curriculum, promoting self-motivated learning, and preparing students for the challenges of the 21st Century.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1915

Student Body

Total Students 280 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
59%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. Leo The Great School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Formal
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Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,384
Tuition Notes Tuition for Pre-K is $8.487. Discount rates apply to multiple students, but does not affect the PreK rate.
Admissions Director Cathy Torrisi
Admissions Associate Meredith Somavia

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Altar Servers, Cheerleading, Choir, Drama, Mouse Club, Robotics, S.P.I.R.I.T. Squad, Student Council (Middle School) Altar Servers, Cheerleading, Choir, Drama, Mouse Club, Robotics, S.P.I.R.I.T. Squad,
Student Council (Middle School),

School Notes

  • PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT
  • "Christian, recognize your dignity-"  Pope St. Leo the Great
  • Saint Leo the Great Catholic School is committed to fostering the Roman Catholic faith embodied by the wisdom, charity and courage of Saint Leo the Great. Grounded in prayer, virtues, Gospel values, living out our faith, and celebrating Liturgy and the Sacraments, our students become respectful, faith-filled learners who believe in the dignity of the human person gifted to us by God. Our Catholic Identity inspires our students to serve the parish, local, and global communities by exploring and modeling the teachings of Jesus Christ.We are committed to the following beliefs:
  • Acknowledging the family as the first and foremost significant educator.
  • Working together in partnership with the family to educate the whole child: spirit, mind, and body.
  • Promoting and validating each child`s individual uniqueness in God`s eyes.
  • Providing a safe, nurturing, and secure environment.
  • Facilitating academic excellence through critical thinking, project-based learning, and technological competence.
  • Enabling students to communicate and succeed using 21st Century skills in becoming lifelong learners. 
  • In conclusion, we believe that by being called to recognize our Catholic Christian dignity, we fulfill our baptismal promises in our mission as disciples and followers of Jesus Christ.
  • MISSION STATEMENT
  • Saint Leo the Great Catholic School, a ministry of Saint Leo the Great Catholic Parish, is a Pre-K through 8th grade school dedicated to providing a nurturing and safe environment that educates the whole child: spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally. We provide a community that strengthens Catholic Identity through prayer, worship, and service to all. We offer an academically rigorous curriculum, promoting self-motivated learning, and preparing students for the challenges of the 21st Century.
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School Reviews

Saint Leo the Great in San Jose has been a great choice for our family! Lots of Silicon Valley tech types that have fostered a great community of learners. My kids have their own school email address and ability to log into Google Docs at home to access all their school work and communicate with their teachers. St Leo has lots of after school activities from athletics (football, volleyball, basketball, track and softball), theatre (Seussical Jr play @ San Pedro Square theatre), Odyssey of the Mind, Art, Band, Choir, Chess, Writer's Ink, etc. They have a 4 year old PreK/TK Kindergarten readiness program. I''m most impressed with the expertise on staff. 5th grade teacher Mrs Morallos posts her math lessons online as homework (Kahn Academy style) and then works with the kids at school doing the worksheets. It has really accelerated how much math my child has learned in a short period of time (he can rewind the lesson each night and do the practice problem in preparation for the day's work). The school has 3 dedicated math teachers, 2 Spanish teachers, 2 PE teachers and a host of resource staff.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
Worth checking out. Outstanding staff and tech program. Coming up on their 100th anniversary. Cool Middlebrook Garden program for earth sciences. Good foundation for private high schools.
- Posted by Parent, 12/11/12

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The average private school tuition in San Jose, CA is $10,529 for elementary schools and $13,710 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Jose, CA is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).