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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 248 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,892
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
All Moderate LD Supported
Year Founded
1962
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
248 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
67%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
St. Finn Barr Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
27 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2019-2020 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 Director
Mele Mortonson

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

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)

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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 248 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,892
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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