St Catherine Laboure School

  • St. Catherine Laboure Parish School is a Catholic school offering kindergarten through 8th grade curriculum and welcoming to all faiths.
  • We serve the families of Torrance, California, and the surrounding cities.
  • The school seeks to build a community of faith, to understand the gifts of our students, to integrate the teachings of the Church, to foster respect, to lead by example, and to appreciate parents as the primary educators of the students in our care.
  • St. Catherine Laboure Catholic School provides a diverse and challenging curriculum in a community rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the traditions of the Catholic Church.
  • Lesson plans for all academic subjects are constructed within the framework of the State of California Curriculum Content Standards.
  • St. Catherine Laboure School provides a safe, nurturing environment in which students are inspired to develop their talents, to serve others, and to make a difference in the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students506 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
93%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St Catherine Laboure School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Torrance
    Nativity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 312 students
    3.6 miles
    2371 W Carson St
    Torrance, CA 90501
    (310) 328-5387
    3.6 K-8
    312
  • Torrance
    Grades: K-8 | 279 students
    3.5 miles
    4625 Garnet Street
    Torrance, CA 90503
    (310) 371-0416
    3.5 K-8
    279
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
    Grades: K-12 | 855 students
    7.3 miles
    26800 Academy Drive
    Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
    (310) 377-1543
    7.3 K-12
    855
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
    Grades: K-8 | 416 students
    7.1 miles
    26444 Crenshaw Blvd
    Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
    (310) 377-4848
    7.1 K-8
    416
  • Redondo Beach
    Grades: NS-8
    3.1 miles
    525 Earle Lane
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    (310) 798-5181
    3.1 NS-8
    n/a

School Reviews

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This is a great school for parents looking for a no frills, solid education. The principal runs the school with a genuine heart for the kids and their education. The teaching staff is great and there's a definite sense of community at this school. As the other reviewer said, there are no fancy facilities, but our child has learned so much in the last year and now halfway through this school year. The class sizes average around 25 with two classes for each grade. The school also offers many extra curricular activities; sports, arts, music. Great school. Great community! Can't rave about it enough!
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The average private school tuition in California is $11,569 for elementary schools and $20,000 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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