Mission Dolores Academy

Mission Dolores Academy is an independent Catholic school that focuses on academic excellence while developing and promoting core Catholic values. MDA is a blended learning school that prepared our scholars for the rigors of 21st Century learning through a robust combination of computer-based curriculum and traditional, small group instruction.
MDA core values have always been academic excellence and preparing our students to become lifelong learners.
Each year our graduating 8th grade class attends top college preparatory high schools while taking the values of Mission Dolores Academy along with them.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 252 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,125
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Mission Dolores Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
252 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Mission Dolores Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
MDA School Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
FULL TUITION RATE $5,125 per year 2 students $7,725 per year 3 students $9,270 per year
Summer Program Cost
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Francisco Luna


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Youth SF

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

In partnership with families, Mission Dolores Academy strives to nurture academic excellence in an environment that supports our students in becoming insightful, informed, and compassionate young adults.

Our school joins the traditional and the innovative as we help to develop confident lifelong learners.

Student Learning Expectations
We are productive citizens who practice our school`s core values:
  • A belief in God founded by the Catholic tradition, but respectful and inclusive of a broad variety of faiths
  • A commitment to be all that we can be, every day, every way
  • The knowledge that we are a part of and should contribute to a community; life is bigger than just the individual
  • Respect for ourselves and othersIntegrity and honesty with ourselves and others
We are active learners who:
  • Strive to reach academic goals for grade-level appropriate work
  • Think critically in all aspects of our lives
  • Communicate our ideas effectively both in writing and verbally
  • Understand the value and significance of our education
We are members of a learning community who:
  • Act safely, respectfully, and responsibly at all times
  • Make good choices in all aspects of our lives: academically, personally, and socially
  • Recognize, value, and respect cultural and ethnic differences
  • Support one another on the Road to Excellence
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mission Dolores Academy cost?
Mission Dolores Academy's tuition is approximately $5,125 for private students and $350 for summer students.
What schools are Mission Dolores Academy often compared to?
Mission Dolores Academyis often viewed alongside schools like St. John S Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What sports does Mission Dolores Academy offer?
Mission Dolores Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is Mission Dolores Academy's ranking?
Mission Dolores Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Least expensive tuition, Highest percentage of students of color and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Mission Dolores Academy?
The application deadline for Mission Dolores Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Mission Dolores Academy located?
Mission Dolores Academy is located in the Mission Dolores neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. There are 3 other private schools located in Mission Dolores.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 252 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,125
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $24,471 for elementary schools and $35,128 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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