St Theresa Elementary School

455 S Compadre Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262-0922
Tel: (760)327-4919
Grades: PK-8 | 299 students
St. Theresa School is a Catholic learning community, united by our love and concern for all children.
We are dedicated to providing a challenging and spiritual environment, based upon the timeless Gospel values and traditions or our faith.
Our shared vision is to inspire both a love of learning and service to others, with Jesus as our teacher.
Based upon our Catholic faith, we, at St. Theresa School, believe in educating the whole child, academically, socially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
We recognize the parents as the first and primary educators of Jesus Christ.
We celebrate the fact that each child is unique and thus requires individual attention.
Through the adaptation of teaching methods and materials, we help each child reach their personal best.
We guide our students to come to know, love, and serve God through the Gospel values of Jesus and the teachings of the Catholic Church, by loving one another, and through acts of Christian service.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported mild learning differences
Year Founded 1948

Student Body

Total Students 299 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St Theresa Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 30 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes The tuition for parishioners is $4,200. Non-parishioners pay $4,500. We offer a reduced tuition for second, third, etc. children.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Cheryl Corey


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerTrack and Field,
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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   05/17/16
I thoroughly enjoyed this school. The teachers called every week as per my request to let me know how my 12 year old was doing. We loved the camaraderie and Christian/Catholic background of everything there. No complaints other than I shouldn't have sent my child back to public school. This school was worth it's weight in funds!!!
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The average private school tuition in Riverside County, CA is $5,453 for elementary schools and $10,938 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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