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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1856
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$350

Student Body

Total Students248 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Mission Dolores Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(MDA School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,125
Tuition NotesFULL TUITION RATE $5,125 per year 2 students $7,725 per year 3 students $9,270 per year
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorFrancisco Luna


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 240 students
    2.1 miles
    925 Chenery St
    San Francisco, CA 94131
    (415) 584-8383
    2.1 K-8
  • San Francisco
    Epiphany School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 363 students
    3.3 miles
    600 Italy Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    (415) 337-4030
    3.3 K-8
  • San Francisco
    St. Elizabeth School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-9 | 175 students
    2.9 miles
    450 Somerset St
    San Francisco, CA 94134
    (415) 468-3247
    2.9 NS-9
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 261 students
    3.9 miles
    785 Sunnydale Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94134
    (415) 239-7870
    3.9 K-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 176 students
    1.4 miles
    299 Precita Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415) 648-2008
    1.4 K-8

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