Mission Basilica School is a Catholic Parochial school with single grade classrooms from Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Ideally located on the beautiful grounds of the Mission San Juan Capistrano, the school site is nestled between the Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Jewel of the Missions, and the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, a National Shrine.
Founded in 1928, Mission Basilica School is steeped in a rich heritage begun over 200 years ago by the Blessed Junipero Serra.
Our curriculum is enriched by traditions celebrated throughout the school year.
We feel our students have the best of both worlds.
The school administration and staff, through ownership and dedication to our Philosophy and Mission Statement, are committed to ongoing spiritual and professional development that promotes student learning and enriches the lives of our students.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 325 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,000
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Mission Basilica School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1928
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students
325 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Mission Basilica School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms are worn three days a week for grades K - 8. P.E. uniforms are worn two days a week. Formal school uniforms are required on days we attend Mass.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Admissions Director
Marilyn Ibsen
Admissions Associate
Barb Lank

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Academic Decathlon, Chess Club, Choir, Drama Club, Haiti Club, Homework Club, Science Club, Student Council

Club or Organization:
Golf Club

School Notes

  • Mission Basilica School is a Catholic Parochial school with single grade classrooms from Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Ideally located on the beautiful grounds of the Mission San Juan Capistrano, the school site is nestled between the Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Jewel of the Missions, and the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, a National Shrine. Founded in 1928, Mission Basilica School is steeped in a rich heritage begun over 200 years ago by the Blessed Junipero Serra. Our curriculum is enriched by traditions celebrated throughout the school year. We feel our students have the best of both worlds.  The school administration and staff, through ownership and dedication to our Philosophy and Mission Statement, are committed to ongoing spiritual and professional development that promotes student learning and enriches the lives of our students. 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mission Basilica School cost?

Mission Basilica School's tuition is approximately $8,000 for private students.

What sports does Mission Basilica School offer?

Mission Basilica School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Mission Basilica School's ranking?

Mission Basilica School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Mission Basilica School?

The application deadline for Mission Basilica School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

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Date
Last Day of School (Events)
June 13, 2023 (Tuesday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 325 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,000
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Juan Capistrano, CA is $18,442 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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