Saint Simon Parish School

St. Simon Parish School is a Catholic, coeducational school enrolling approximately 500 students in preschool through eighth grade from Los Altos and the surrounding communities.
Our mission is to educate children to know, love, and serve God and His world. St. Simon Parish School strives to form a Community of Faith dedicated to living and teaching the message and mission that Jesus Christ entrusted to His Church.
At St. Simon Parish School our goal is to invite students and families into full participation in the life of the church as active parishioners; challenge attitudes, values, and actions which are in conflict with the Word of God; promote the human dignity of each person; appreciate the rich diversity of those with whom we share our ministry in humility, friendship and love; and maintain a zeal for excellence, especially in our educational endeavor.
We recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children.
Together, we are committed to educating the whole child in a student-centered atmosphere, which reflects the Gospel message and fosters each student's spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, aesthetic, and physical growth.
In accordance with each child's gifts and abilities, we strive to provide the students with the environment needed to become children of faith, character, compassion, justice, honor, and knowledge.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 516 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students
516 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Saint Simon Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform, blue pants, white polo shirt, plaid skirt, skort of jumper)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Rate for non-parish members is higher. Discounted rates for multiple children.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Theresa Clark
Admissions Associate
Laura Potter


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Math Counts, Robotics Club, Video Production

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Band and Choir, music

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Team Sports for Grades 4-8

School Notes

  • Applicants admitted to Saint Simon School will be contingent on a completed Application Packet, including a  $75 application fee, original Birth Certificate, Immunization record, Baptism Certificate (if Catholic), most recent Report Card and most recent Standardized Testing Report. Acceptance into Saint Simon School is also conditioned upon the outcome of a testing/observation session conducted by a Saint Simon School administrator or faculty member. Screenings are held in February for the following year.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
St. Simon School is an excellent school with a strong community that supports the students and faculty and steps up whenever needed. The past year has been difficult for schools and parents but St. Simon was able to pivot to distance learning within days of the State shelter-in-place and then open back up as soon as could safely be done.Our children began at Little Saints Preschool where they taught foundational skills about learning and living all while having fun. They learn through activities that inspire creativity and curiosity. The teachers are warm and kind and truly care and love the children. Little Saints is the best place to give our children a strong start to their educational career.
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Vera Palmer when my children came out from the school they had very good skills. Though they were not able to stay there, the whole time only one of my daughters but I love the school's.
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My children transferred from the local public school into Saint Simon in the 4th and 5th Grades. My only regret was I didn't transfer them earlier. With the rigorous, yet manageable academics, the programs for social outreach, the continued development of character and morality of the students in the classrooms, we have been thoroughly satisfied with the school. They went on to Saint Francis High School with a strong foundation!!!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 516 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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