SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral School

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SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral School Photo #1 - SS. Simon & Jude School's new Our Lady of Loreto Center (opened in September 2010) houses a full-size gymnasium, performing arts stage, E.L. Weigand Science Lab, and 6-8th grade classrooms.
Inspired by the Loreto Sisters are their charisms - FREEDOM, JUSTICE, SINCERITY, JOY & TRUTH - our mission is to promote intellectual and spiritual growth by providing a quality Catholic education in a safe, compassionate environment, challenging all to live according to the Gospel in a constantly changing world.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 489 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral School places among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

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School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1954

Student Body

Total Students
489 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
There are multi-child discounts for parishioners.
% on Financial Aid
65%
Admissions Director
Diane Stein
Admissions Associate
Eileen DeMaio
Endowment Size
$1 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Aerospace Team, Altar Serving, Chess Club, Peer Mentoring, Scouting, Student Council & Student Ambassadors

Arts and Music Programs:
Annual Musical, Band, Cathedral Children's Choir, Irish Dance

School Notes

  • We, the Catholic educators of Ss. Simon and Jude School, recognize parents as the primary educators in the formation and education of their children. We will work in partnership with parents to build upon this foundation. We believe in our God-given mission to facilitate the growth of each child in this faith community as a whole person, with responsibilities to God, the global community, and all creation. We strive to provide each student with the opportunity to acquire a personal relationship with Jesus in an atmosphere alive with the Spirit of God. Believing in the uniqueness and dignity of each individual, we encourage each student to develop a strong, positive self-image by providing and expecting a Christian atmosphere characterized by understanding, respect, and acceptance of all people. We also believe every child is capable of developing moral values and self-discipline skills. We emphasize the importance of individual potential, academic achievement, intellectual, and aesthetic growth. We are committed to teach and model behavior which will enable our students to develop the skills to become self-disciplined, reflective, discerning Catholic Christians. We will assist in the formation of children as they grow in Freedom, Sincerity, Truthfulness, and Justice. We hope our students will find God in each life experience and go into the future embracing the honor and service of God. Our mission is to promote the intellectual and spiritual growth of each child by providing quality Catholic education in a safe, caring environment. Ss. Simon and Jude School, in partnership with the parents, strives for academic excellence and instills moral values. We teach self-discipline, build self-esteem, and develop the unique qualities of our students, challenging them to live according to the gospel in a constantly changing world.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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SSJ is a wonderful Catholic School . The community is welcoming , the academics are top notch and Catholic Faith F ormation is strong .
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We have been very happy to have two children attend SSJ. The community is welcoming , the academics are top notch and Catholic Faith Formation is strong .
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5  
This school has sisters walking around and you never know who you might run into! It's such a holy school, you''ll be happy here I am!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 489 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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