Santa Teresita Elementary School

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.

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1950

Student Body

Total Students228 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Santa Teresita Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio25:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,200
Tuition NotesSanta 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
Admissions DirectorS. Mary Catherine Antczak


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,


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).

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Santa Teresita Elementary School is Sacred Heart High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Assumption School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lac+usc Employees Childrens Center (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Angeles
    Assumption School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 122 students
    0.7 miles
    3016 Winter St
    Los Angeles, CA 90063
    (323) 269-4319
    0.7 K-8
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: PK-K | 29 students
    0.8 miles
    1401 N Mission Rd
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    (323) 221-8791
    0.8 PK-K
  • Los Angeles
    St. Lucy Ccd Center
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 2-8 | 129 students
    1.1 miles
    1419 N Hazard Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90063
    (323) 266-0456
    1.1 2-8
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: K-8 | 215 students
    1.2 miles
    2109 Sichel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90031
    (323) 225-4177
    1.2 K-8
  • Los Angeles
    Sacred Heart High School
    Sacred Heart High School Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 260 students
    1.2 miles
    2111 Griffin Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90031
    (323) 225-2209
    1.2 9-12

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