Santa Teresita School is a Catholic elementary school, kindergarten through eighth grade, which serves students from Santa Teresita Parish, Boyle Heights and surrounding communities.
In the spirit of Saint Dominic, Santa Teresita School strives to teach students to know God and the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, to acquire skills and knowledge to be successful in life, and to develop Christian values of respect for self, others and all creation.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 228 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,200
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Santa Teresita Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1950

Student Body

Total Students
228 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
96%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Santa Teresita Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Santa Teresita School accepts applications for the Catholic Education Foundation tuition awards program, as well as school-based and privately funded financial aid programs. All families who seek financial aid must complete an application and are encourag
% on Financial Aid
93%
Admissions Director
S. Mary Catherine Antczak

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Girl Scouts, Student Council

School Notes

  • Santa Teresita School, a Catholic elementary school of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was established by Father Antonio Bouquet in 1950 and administered by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. We are proud to serve the Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights.
  • Belief in God and the teachings of Jesus Christ are the cornerstones of the Santa Teresita School community. We believe that all of God’s children deserve a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment. We work together with parents for the Christian and academic education of their children. As a community of dedicated administrators, teachers, parents and students, Santa Teresita School strives to develop faith-filled, responsible citizens for our global community by providing a quality education which emphasizes academic progress, self-discipline and moral training.
  • Our goal is to provide children with the love, care, respect and structure they need now to experience academic, social and spiritual growth for a better life in the future. We invite you to visit our school to experience a community in which faith and education meet, producing children who are enthusiastic, well-mannered and spirit filled learners.
  • Santa Teresita School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and co-accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 228 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,200
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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