St. Monica Parish School

4320 87th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040-0980
Tel: (206)232-5432
Grades: PK-8 | 268 students
STEM + Arts Education
STEM + Arts Education
St. Monica is a parish school.
In union with parents as the primary educators and the Archdiocese of Seattle, we promote the internalization of the Good News of Jesus Christ as is expressed in our Catholic faith.
The Mission of St. Monica Parish School is to cultivate critical thinking and creativity skills, while instilling moral values in a Christ-centered environment where academic excellence and servant leadership skills are modeled and embraced. We foster a Catholic environment providing for the growth of the whole child by focusing on spiritual, academic, physical, and moral development.
We motivate and encourage our children to reach their highest potential by offering a challenging curriculum and a supportive environment designed to empower them with knowledge and self-discipline.
We invite our children to live a life modeled on the gospel values by encouraging a life of prayer, sacraments, and service to one another and the larger community.
We provide opportunities for our children to be leaders in our school and community, instilling in them the awareness that they can make a difference in our world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 268 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade St. Monica Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 28 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Anca Wilson, Principal
Admissions Associate Ruth Carton
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School Reviews

We have been thrilled with St. Monica Parish School. The teachers are wonderful and the classes small. The school uses a rigorous STEM + the Arts based curriculum with full time Spanish, Science, Art, PE and Music teachers on staff. In addition to the regular teachers, St. Monica employs a Reading, Science and Math Specialist to work with all levels from the gifted children that may need an extra challenge, to those that need a little extra help to keep up. The parent involvement is outstanding. It seems that everyone is helping out in some way and happily. There is after school care available on regular and drop in basis, after school programs include robotics, math Olympiads, global reading challenge, chess club, beginning and advanced band and CYO athletics. There is a real sense of community at St. Monica. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend St. Monica! We were lucky to have Principal Wilson join us this year - She is an inspiring and caring leader that greets all the children by name. Our School population is 50% Mercer Island families and the rest come from Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Renton, Sammamish and Kirkland.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Our son has attended St. Monica Parish School for 8 years now, and all I can say is, THIS SCHOOL IS A TRUE GEM! If you''re looking for a school that offers top-tier educational programming (Science, Technology, Math, SS, Lit/LA), in a faith-based environment, with small class instruction, you''ll find your treasure here!! Students come from all over the area (Mercer Island, Bellevue, Renton, Seattle, Issaquah, and Sammamish) to be part of this wonderful school community. We continue to be impressed with their commitment to excellence!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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