Since its founding, Good Shepherd Catholic School has earned a reputation as the area's finest Catholic School with strong academics, a well-established athletic and extracurricular program, a strong Christian community, and, what is most important, students who are leaders in their studies and in their communities.
Good Shepherd Catholic School's mission is to challenge its students to attain spiritual, academic, social, and physical excellence, recognizing and assisting parents in their role as primary educator.
Good Shepherd is a Catholic, coeducational, elementary school that serves students who live in an ethically, socially, and economially diverse segment of the San Diego Diocesan community.
Believing in the value, dignity, and uniqueness of each individual as a child of God, Good Shepherd Catholic School recognizes the right of each child to acquire a quality education.
This education enables him/her to reach spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, physical, and personal maturity.
Each child's education will allow for basic academic skills development, achievement to his/her fullest potential, heightened awareness of the need for Christian citizenship, international understanding, and inter-cultural harmony.
We believe that this type of education best takes place in a Catholic/Christian faith community.
Good Shepherd Catholic School nurtures the habit and capacity for lifelong learning.
Our students are being prepared to take an active role in the lives of family, Church, and the economic and civic community of the twenty-first century.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 361 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Good Shepherd Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1982

Student Body

Total Students
361 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
84%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Good Shepherd Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Since its founding, Good Shepherd Catholic School has earned a reputation as the area's finest Catholic School with strong academics, a well-established athletic and extracurricular program, a strong Christian community, and, what is most important, students who are leaders in their studies and in their communities. Good Shepherd Catholic School's mission is to challenge its students to attain spiritual, academic, social, and physical excellence, recognizing and assisting parents in their role as primary educator. Good Shepherd is a Catholic, coeducational, elementary school that serves students who live in an ethically, socially, and economially diverse segment of the San Diego Diocesan community. Believing in the value, dignity, and uniqueness of each individual as a child of God, Good Shepherd Catholic School recognizes the right of each child to acquire a quality education. This education enables him/her to reach spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, physical, and personal maturity. Each child's education will allow for basic academic skills development, achievement to his/her fullest potential, heightened awareness of the need for Christian citizenship, international understanding, and inter-cultural harmony. We believe that this type of education best takes place in a Catholic/Christian faith community. Good Shepherd Catholic School nurtures the habit and capacity for lifelong learning. Our students are being prepared to take an active role in the lives of family, Church, and the economic and civic community of the twenty-first century.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 361 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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