Saint Jude School

Committed to excellence and guided by the Catholic faith, Saint Jude School is dedicated to the development of children from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 as creative thinkers, innovative problem solvers, effective communicators, and emerging leaders.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1965

Student Body

Total Students153 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Saint Jude School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,275


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Celebrate Service Club

School Notes

  • Mission Statement: Saint Jude School, a pre-K to Grade Eight Catholic School, is committed to providing academic excellence, while fostering diversity and development of the Catholic faith. We believe that students must be empowered by the values of Catholic tradition and a spirit of hope, respect, and love that will enable students to live and work in search for justice and peace. We offer a curriculum to teach skills needed to succeed in today`s world and be prepared for the world of tomorrow.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waltham
    Our Ladys Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 318 students
    2.4 miles
    920 Trapelo Road
    Waltham, MA 02452
    (781) 899-0353
    2.4 PK-8
  • Brookline
    Grades: NS-8 | 287 students
    5.6 miles
    67 Harvard St
    Brookline, MA 02445
    (617) 566-7184
    5.6 NS-8
  • Lexington
    Grades: PK-K | 38 students
    5.2 miles
    451 Lowell Street
    Lexington, MA 02420
    (781) 674-2595
    5.2 PK-K
  • Medford
    Grades: PK-2 | 60 students
    5.6 miles
    105 College Ave
    Medford, MA 02155
    (617) 627-2424
    5.6 PK-2
  • Newton
    Grades: NS-6 | 350 students
    1.7 miles
    200 Jackson Road
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 202-9772
    1.7 NS-6

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
What a great choice for our family! Our child is thriving at Saint Jude School. The curriculum is competitive, small class size and character education is unparalleled. This is more than a school, it is a community! The teachers across grades know and care for you children and support their development as strong, caring and responsible individuals.
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Excellent school with a curriculum that is challenging, but also fosters each individual child's interest. The smaller class sizes give each child the encouragement and chance to excel, as well as having teachers whom have the time management to cater to each child's needs without being over worked. While lacking in an official drama department, the monthly masses are a theatrical production in itselves; as well as the many different productions that are put on throughout the year. Children learn the discipline, courage and importance of public speaking from an early age, without being forced. Watching your child excel academically is wonderful, but watching your child excel cognitively as well as becoming a compassionate and well-rounded humanitarian has been more than I could ever have hoped for. I chose this school for the individual academic attention for my child, the continuity and importance of daily education in religion to become a polite, well-rounded humanitarian in our society.
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My 2 young sons are thriving at St. Jude and as a parent I am in love with the affordable academic excellence as a private education option (even when we were a single income family we were able to keep up with the tuition). For the Pre-K and Kindergarten programs, I found them to cost about half of what the local daycare options were (so technically we were actually saving money every month). A very safe, nurturing and engaging environment that not only challenges through academics, but supports kindness, compassion and active participation through helping others (both inside and outside of the school community). I sincerely appreciate the focus on traditional phonics (which had my son reading books on his own by age 5) and the intimate class sizes which support more individualized support/instruction when needed (my eldest in 3rd grade has sensory & distraction challenges and we have found the partnership of each of his teachers to be wonderfully engaged). We will be here through 8th grade!!
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Saint Jude School has been the best decision we could have made for our children. In addition to providing our kids with top academics, Saint Jude School helps develop their character, and challenges them to be the best students and people they can be. You can spot a Saint Jude student in a crowd. They are kind, respectful, confident and willing to work hard. I cannot recommend this school enough.
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