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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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1963
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students247 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
34%
Average Class Size25 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(See website)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,300
Tuition NotesThere are discounts for multiple students in family.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,775
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDiane Rabago
Admissions AssociateVicki Delucchi

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

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.
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    Grades: K-8 | 317 students
    2.5 miles
    2701 Cabrillo College Drive
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)465-3301
    2.5 K-8
    317

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