St. Barbara Catholic School

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 school offers a quality academic program enabling our qualifying graduates to enter high school with advanced/honors classes and college track classes.
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 (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 201 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,450
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
201 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
St. Barbara Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
School uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Registration - $500, Service hour and fundraising requirements.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Carol Lopez
Admissions Associate
Carol Lopez


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Academic Decathlon, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Children's Choir, Mater Dei Band Instruments Program

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 Catholic School provides instruction that enhances the academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical growth of our students. The school uses a JOY model, which will focus on loving Jesus, Others, and Yourself.

Jesus (J)
  • A student who loves Jesus by demonstrating reverence at Mass and duringprayer
  • A student who loves Jesus by growing their faith in Christ through prayer and service to others
  • A student who loves Jesus by caring for all of God's creations
Others (O)
  • A student who loves others by demonstrating respect for all people and their individual differences
  • A student who serves others by contributing their time, talent, and treasure to help their family, church, and community
  • A student who knows others by respecting their dignity and rights
Yourself (Y)
  • A student who loves himself/herself by participating in a variety of activities and makes healthy choices
  • A student who serves himself/herself by practicing good study habits and performs to the best of his/her academic abilities
  • Astudentwhoknowshimself/herselfandisawareofhis/heracademicandpersonalgoals, andactivelydemonstrates a desiretomakeimprovements
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Barbara Catholic School cost?
St. Barbara Catholic School's tuition is approximately $6,450 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Barbara Catholic School?
The acceptance rate of St. Barbara Catholic School is 98%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
What sports does St. Barbara Catholic School offer?
St. Barbara Catholic School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for St. Barbara Catholic School?
The application deadline for St. Barbara Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is St. Barbara Catholic School located?
St. Barbara Catholic School is located in the West Grove Valley neighborhood of Santa Ana, CA. There are 1 other private schools located in West Grove Valley.

School Reviews

A small school with great academics and a lot of extra programs available for kids. Teachers care about the students and the staff is willing to help families. For a small school of about 200 students, this one is a great choice. Students are happy and the cheer team is outstanding. Tuition is reasonable for the quality of programs and education.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 201 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,450
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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