St Cornelius School

  • St. Cornelius School has provided quality Catholic education to the Richmond community for fifty-six years.
  • It was created in the late 1940's by Catholic families who wanted a school for their children. On August 24, 1948, the school was opened and five Sisters of Notre Dame were commissioned as its first teachers.
  • The school successfully operated under the Notre Dame Sisters until they were reassigned to Southern California in 1985.
  • In that year, a school board was appointed and the first lay faculty was developed.
  • In 1989 a full time pastor was assigned to the parish.
  • Since then the school has been educating students under the guidance of the pastor, principal and lay faculty.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students210 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSt Cornelius School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,885
Tuition NotesTuition includes before and aftercare.


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,

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