St. Finn Barr Catholic School

  • At St. Finn Barr Catholic School, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of the whole child, embracing his or her potential to become an independent thinker and productive member of society in accordance with gospel values and Catholic tradition.
  • Our purpose is Christian education of youth, emphasizing the harmonious development of the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional endowments of young boys and girls in accordance with Gospel values, in the spirit of Vatican Council II, and the directives of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. We believe that the future of humanity lies in the hands of those who are strong enough to provide coming generations with reason for living and hoping.
  • The faculty recognizes the parents as the primary educators responsible for the education of their children and strives to support and complement them in their role.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAll Moderate LD Supported
Year Founded1962
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students248 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
67%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St. Finn Barr Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size27 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,892
Tuition Notes2019-2020 school year "Participant" rate for 1 child. More tuition information available at http://www.stfinnbarr.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=174693&type=d&pREC_ID=361104
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$700
Admissions DirectorMele Mortonson

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Martial Arts, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Martial ArtsSoccer,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
ANTS Karate, Engineering For Kids, Gardening Club, MV Code Club, Spanish Club, Study Hall, YouthSF

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Guitar, Linda's Musical Productions, Piano, symphonic band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
ANTS Basketball, SFB Sports Program K-8, Soccer Shots (Skills Camp)
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School Reviews

5  
After a rough 6th grade year at a public middle school, we needed to find a better situation for our son, and we found it: St. Finn Barr Catholic School. The principal is dedicated, dynamic, and approachable. She welcomed us to the school and treated our son's concerns seriously and kindly. The teachers know each of their students and truly care that each one succeeds. SFB tests at the beginning of the year, and it seems like that affects how the teachers approach their work: SFB teachers do not teach to the test, they teach the child. The curriculum is thoughtful, with college-like syllabuses, opportunities for extra credit, field trips, and a variety of approaches, including computer games and creative projects like poetry and drawing. And the science! A lab, a notebook, experiments, observations. Fabulous. The students are encouraged to behave kindly and to have respect for their teachers, their classmates, and themselves. No bullying! My son has relaxed noticeably, his confidence has increased, and he does better work. My son is working hard, and he's never been happier in school, ever. How many middle-schoolers can say that? We love SFB and we only wish we had enrolled our son sooner.
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