- 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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||All Moderate LD Supported|
|Total Students||248 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 43%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||12 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||21:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||27 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$6,400|
|Tuition Notes||2016-2017 school year for 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||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$700|
|Admissions Director||Mele Mortonson|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||16 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||ANTS Tennis (skills camp), Chess Club, Choir, Dance, Engineering Club, Guitar, Homework Club, Journalism Club, Linda's Musical Productions, MV Code Club, Piano, SFB Sports Program K-8, Soccer Shots (Skills Camp), Spanish Club, Study Hall, Young Leader's Club Chess Club, Choir, Dance, Guitar, Homework Club, MV Code Club, Piano, Spanish Club, Study Hall, ANTS Tennis (skills camp),
Linda's Musical Productions,
SFB Sports Program K-8,
Soccer Shots (Skills Camp),
Young Leader's Club,
- School Location Miles Grades Students
San FranciscoGrades: KG-8 | 247 students
660 Filbert St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Daly CityGrades: KG-8 | 465 students
7 Elmwood Dr
Daly City, CA 94015
San FranciscoGrades: K-8 | 273 students
1275 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
San MateoGrades: NS-8 | 305 students
16 Baldwin Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
San FranciscoGrades: PK-12 | 1104 students
801 Silver Ave
San Francisco, CA 94134
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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