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Good Shepherd Catholic School, a fully accredited elementary, junior high and pre-school, is located in the heart of Santa Cruz County.
An exceptional alternative to public education is provided for students of diverse backgrounds by highly qualified teachers. Within the context of Christian values, parents and teachers, like a family, work together towards a common goal.
By striving for excellence, Good Shepherd gives students the life-long skills of mind and heart required for self-esteem and service to others.
Good Shepherd operates under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Monterey.
Good Shepherd Catholic School is an inter-parish faith community that commits itself to excellence in education through the creation of a nurturing and stimulating environment that embraces and proclaims religious, academic, social, physical and aesthetic values.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 201 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,300
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1963
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
201 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Good Shepherd Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
34%
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
See website

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
There are discounts for multiple students in family.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,775
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Diane Rabago
Admissions Associate
Vicki Delucchi

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Choir, Homework Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sports Program

School Notes

  • Good Shepherd Catholic School, a fully accredited elementary, junior high and pre-school, is located in the heart of Santa Cruz County. An exceptional alternative to public education is provided for students of diverse backgrounds by credentialed teachers. Within the context of Christian values, parents and teachers, like a family, work together towards a common goal. By striving for excellence, Good Shepherd gives students the life-long skills of mind and heart required for self-esteem and service to others. Good Shepherd operates under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Monterey. Good Shepherd Catholic School is an inter-parish faith community that commits itself to excellence in education through the creation of a nurturing and stimulating environment that embraces and proclaims religious, academic, social, physical and aesthetic values.
  • Find us at https://www.facebook.com/gscsschool and www.instagram.com/gogsrams
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Best Catholic education I ever received!
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5  
Good Shepherd has been a haven for our family since we moved here in 2020. We have felt so welcomed. My kids are getting one on one attention with the small class sizes. They love their teachers and my fifth grader talks about how her teacher makes learning fun. She has been busy with projects, reading books and writing reports, vocabulary and spelling. In math, her teacher challenges her at her individual level. Outside of school, they enjoyed playing volleyball and soccer this year as well as all the art classes and Spanish classes. My two older kids have their own computers to use at school. The caterpillars in the Life Lab garden were a big hit for my preschooler. My 5th grader just got back from Science camp with all smiles. Overall we have been so thankful to have found this school and have been grateful for the faith-based foundation in a school striving to challenge students to achieve their academic best.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 201 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,300
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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