Star of the Sea Catholic School

Tel: (757)428-8400
Grades: PK-8 | 202 students
Star of the Sea Catholic School serves all military and faith communities grades PreK3 - 8.
National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
Over 58 years of affordable private education at the Beach.
Traditional academics instilling values of faith, service, and respect.
Safe, structured, disciplined environment.
Catholic sports leagues, engaging after-school activities, and before and after care programs.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1958
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students 202 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Star of the Sea Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,825
Admissions Director Mrs. Adelaide Grandfield

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Abrakadoodle Art Program, Catholic STEM Team, Choir, Lego Bricks Engineering Club, Mad Science Club, Message in Motion Hip Hop, Musical Theater & Cheer, National Junior Honor Society, Operation Smile Final Mile Club, Robotics (ROV), Science Bowl, Student Council, Tech 2.0 Team Choir, Robotics (ROV), Science Bowl, Tech 2.0 Team, Abrakadoodle Art Program,
Catholic STEM Team,
Lego Bricks Engineering Club,
Mad Science Club,
Message in Motion Hip Hop, Musical Theater & Cheer,
National Junior Honor Society,
Operation Smile Final Mile Club,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Small, family-like atmosphere for individualized instruction
  • Resource program for developmental learning and enrichment
  • Spanish classes and technology integration for grades PreK-8
  • Algebra 1, Spanish 1, and Geosciences offered for high school credit
  • Full day kindergarten, full day and half day accredited preschool
  • Tuition assistance available
  • Fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Virginia Catholic Eduation Association (VCEA) 

Profile last updated: 05/16/2016

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School Reviews

My daughter has attended SOS three years now, Prek3 through Kindergarten full day programs. The teachers are engaged, energetic and loving. The aftercare program is fantastic as well as affordable, and on-site which truly helps working parents. The principal is always available, supportive, knowledgeable, and caring. As a non-catholic family at this school I have felt perfectly comfortable with the age appropriate religious education. My daughter absolutely loves her teachers, classmates, and the school. When there has been a concern, the teacher or principal have returned my calls immediately. The tuition is affordable when compared to other private schools. They have a Spanish teacher, who is phenomenal, as well as a guidance counselor on staff. They have many different after school programs as well, such as Basketball, Girl Scouts, dance, cheerleading, art etc. The school building itself is old, and could use some updating. Do not let that be a deal breaker. The kids do not care, and everything else makes up for it.
- Posted by Parent, 11/20/14
We are a military family so when we got orders to Virginia Beach, I worried about finding the right school for our children. After finding Star of the Sea School and my kids attending for 2 years now, I know that I not only made the right choice, but would never send my kids anywhere else! They are exceptionally military friendly, have an awesome staff, a challenging curriculum, and fantastic athletics. We are very grateful to the school that our children have thrived so much both academically and socially.
- Posted by Parent, 06/07/14
Today reaffirmed my belief that Star of the Sea is indeed the best school around. I watched as soaked teachers soothed soaked children, gave them the clothing off their backs, hugged them, danced with them, and smiled happily. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! I love the teachers. I simply cannot say enough good things. I actually had tears in my eyes and a smile on my face watching the teachers and students dance to the SOS song. Thank you for sharing your staff with my family! We are so very grateful.
- Posted by Parent, 06/07/14

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