Old Mission School

  • Old Mission School offers classes in preschool, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and grades one through eight.
  • Old Mission Catholic School, in partnership with our parent community, fosters academic excellence while embracing faith-based teachings in a safe, healthy, and ethical environment.
  • The philosophy of Old Mission Catholic School focuses on working cooperatively to develop three ideals: spirituality; integrity; and academic excellence.
  • We work collectively to achieve an innovative and disciplined school environment.
  • While emphasizing core curriculum, we encourage discovery, challenge, high academic standards, and service to others.
  • We strive to be for one another a model of Christ-centered integrity.
  • Each child has a right and responsibility to reach his or her full potential as a child of God - spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1876
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students383 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeOld Mission School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
5%
Average Class Size35 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms required for grades 1-6. Dress code adherence for grades 7 and 8.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,400
Tuition NotesPreschool (5 full days): $9,434 Preschool (5 full days, second child): $8,821 Elementary/Middle school: $6,010 Elementary/Middle school (second child): $5,620
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,200
Acceptance Rate
97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCallie Weaver

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Band, Drama Club, Math Counts

Club or Organization:
ASB, Mock Trial

School Notes

  • Old Mission School offers classes in preschool, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten and grades one through eight. Old Mission Catholic School, in partnership with our parent community, fosters academic excellence while embracing faith-based teachings in a safe, healthy, and ethical environment. The philosophy of Old Mission Catholic School focuses on working cooperatively to develop three ideals: spirituality; integrity; and academic excellence. We work collectively to achieve an innovative and disciplined school environment. While emphasizing core curriculum, we encourage discovery, challenge, high academic standards, and service to others. We strive to be for one another a model of Christ-centered integrity. Each child has a right and responsibility to reach his or her full potential as a child of God - spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.

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