St Nicholas Elementary School

Tel: (650)941-4056
Grades: K-8 | 250 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 Kindergarten-8
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students 250 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St Nicholas Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Pinewood School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Heritage Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Los Altos Christian School (1.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Altos
    Heritage Academy
    Grades: K-7 | 48 students
    1.2 miles
    858 University Ave
    Los Altos, CA 94024
  • Los Altos
    Grades: K-12 | 595 students
    1.4 miles
    327 Fremont Ave
    Los Altos, CA 94024
  • Los Altos
    Grades: PK-8 | 261 students
    1.5 miles
    625 Magdalena Avenue
    Los Altos, CA 94024
  • Los Altos
    Waldorf School Of The Peninsula
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-12 | 305 students
    2.1 miles
    11311 Mora Dr
    Los Altos, CA 94024
  • Los Altos Hills
    Grades: 7-12 | 297 students
    2.2 miles
    26800 Fremont Rd
    Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

School Reviews

5.0  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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