St. Barbara Catholic School

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St. Barbara Catholic School Photo #1 - Students learn to respect the dignity of each person as a child of God.
St Barbara Catholic School is a Transitional Kindergarten through 8th Grade Catholic Parish School.
St. Barbara Catholic School exists to support and complement the parents in their responsibility to be the primary educators of their children.
The overall mission of St. Barbara Catholic School is to teach the Gospel, and to model Jesus Christ.
Its primary goals are to assist students to grow into the fullness of life in Jesus, to be members of the community of believers, and to teach the redeeming message of God's love.
The focus, therefore, is on the development of the whole person: physically, intellectually, morally, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.
Recognizing that a Catholic School should be available to all who desire this educational environment, the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orange strive to accept everyone for whom an appropriate program can be designed and implemented.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 259 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,700
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 28 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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St. Barbara Catholic School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1963

Student Body

Total Students
259 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
94%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
St. Barbara Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
28 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Registration - $500, Service hour and fundraising requirements.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Academic Decathlon, School Newspaper, Student Choir, Student Council

School Notes

  • St. Barbara Catholic School Mission: St. Barbara Catholic School welcomes all students with open arms to a faith-filled, challenging academic environment. Opening the minds of students through the use of innovative methodologies, 1:1 educational technology, and curriculum aligned to national, state, and Diocesan standards, St. Barbara Catholic School encourages students to reach their fullest potential. We open the hearts of those we serve by respecting the dignity of each person, serving our community the way Christ calls us to, and by sharing our time, talents, and treasures with others.
  • School-wide Learning Expectations: Within a safe Catholic, Christian environment, St. Barbara School provides instruction which enhances the academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social and physical growth of our students. Therefore, our students are capable of being:
    • Individuals of faith who live the Gospel message by: Understanding and valuing basic elements of Catholicism. Growing in their relationship with Christ. Developing and growing in their prayer life. Working to achieve social justice. Reflecting God's infinite love in relationships with others. Contributing time, talent, and treasure to the Church community
    • Life-long learners with a solid foundation of knowledge who can: Demonstrate competency in the basic skills. Think critically and solve problems. Develop study skills rooted in self-discipline and motivation. Utilize technology to facilitate learning. Appreciate creativity and the fine arts.
    • Confident, effective communicators who: Read with discernment and understanding. Compute with accuracy Write with clarity. Think independently. Speak effectively.
    • Responsible citizens of the local and world communities who: Acknowledge that they can make a difference. Support and participate in local and national affairs. Develop understanding, compassion, and respect for all people Recognize dangers and opportunities in the modern world. Recognize and appreciate the struggles and sacrifices parents make Fulfill family responsibilities. Develop self-confidence and leadership qualities.
    • Respectful, health-conscious individuals who: Value themselves, others, and all of God's creation. Understand the importance of making healthy choices. Have the knowledge of and appreciation for a variety of physical activities.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 259 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,700
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 28 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Santa Ana, CA is $12,081 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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