St Nicholas Elementary School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
12816 El Monte Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022
Tel: (650)941-4056
Grades: PK-8 | 251 students
  • The St. Nicholas School community of parents, students, and educators is committed to the teaching of Catholic truths and values and the fostering of life-long learning.
  • We provide the spiritual, academic and physical foundations on which the whole child can build toward success.
  • St. Nicholas School is dedicated to providing a values-centered learning environment that shows children the way to witness the reality of the Risen Christ.
  • The Gospel message is the core of our educational process.
  • It guides our students to develop into articulate, participatory members of their community.
  • The faculty and staff recognize the parents as the primary educators of their children and strive to support and complement them in this role.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1953
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students 251 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St Nicholas Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
52%
Average Class Size 24 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $8,500
Tuition Notes Tuition is different dependent on grade level $8,500 is average
% on Financial Aid
7%
Endowment Size 1.2 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoftballSwimming,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Drama/Theater, Mandarin Chinese, golf, tennis Chess Club, Drama/Theater, golf, tennis, Mandarin Chinese,

School Notes

  • The St. Nicholas School community of parents, students, and educators is committed to the teaching of Catholic truths and values and the fostering of life-long learning. We provide the spiritual, academic and physical foundations on which the whole child can build toward success. St. Nicholas School is dedicated to providing a values-centered learning environment that shows children the way to witness the reality of the Risen Christ. The Gospel message is the core of our educational process. It guides our students to develop into articulate, participatory members of their community. The faculty and staff recognize the parents as the primary educators of their children and strive to support and complement them in this role.

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School Reviews

5  3/17/2016
We love St. Nicholas Catholic School! The academics are fantastic; the school is a Blue Ribbon School! The classes all have dedicated aides, so the teacher student ratio is something around 1:12, so there's a lot of small group learning and individualized attention. Even in the lower grades the kids are doing cross-disciplinary projects. They have a reading specialist for the lower grades who is just amazing. I love so many of the teachers. There's also music, art, and physical education, two fantastic science teachers with a great science lab, and a dedicated technology teacher with a brand-new technology center. They've just gone to 1:1 tablets for all grades. The academic focus really pays off - St. Nicholas kids go to terrific high schools (and ultimately colleges), with something like a 99%+ acceptance rate at St. Francis and something similar at Bellarmine College Prep, as well as many of the other Catholic High schools in the area. In addition to academics, St. Nicholas is an amazing community. There's a real emphasis on loving one another. Their buddy system (where a kindergartener is paired with a 4th grader, they will be buddies for the next 4 years) really fosters bonds between upper & lower grades from the beginning. They have a program for the older kids to help manage playground conflict. The kids regularly participate in community service projects. They all know one another; the big kids are really kind and really do know the little ones. And when we go to the grocery store or downtown Los Altos or Mountain View, and we see St. Nicholas folks - and we say hello, and sometimes stop and talk.
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