St. Irenaeus Parish School

The Catholic faith community of St. Irenaeus School is committed to helping our children develop to their full spiritual and academic potential.
Our mission is to welcome all children and recognize individual differences, gifts, abilities, and learning styles.
We partner with our parents and the Parish to foster discipleship, stewardship, and leadership.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 312 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,520
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Irenaeus Parish School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1963

Student Body

Total Students
312 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
69%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
St. Irenaeus Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Casual uniform most days, formal uniform for specific events

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies depending on parishioner status and number of children in the family. Tuition is adjusted yearly.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Lily LoBasso
Admissions Associate
Lisa Sambrano

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading/Pep Squad

School Notes

  • Our school opened its doors for the first time in September of 1963. From that time our mission has been to provide our students with the best Catholic education possible. Our commitment to providing our students with a challenging academic program continues. Our students' academic preparation and achievements are reflected in their honors, awards, and successes in their high school and college years, and in their careers. We offer a variety of extra-curricular activities and programs including fine arts, Honors Math, Accelerated Reading and Math, PE, and Extended Day Care.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Irenaeus Parish School cost?
St. Irenaeus Parish School's tuition is approximately $6,520 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Irenaeus Parish School?
The acceptance rate of St. Irenaeus Parish School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
What sports does St. Irenaeus Parish School offer?
St. Irenaeus Parish School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Irenaeus Parish School's ranking?
St. Irenaeus Parish School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for St. Irenaeus Parish School?
The application deadline for St. Irenaeus Parish School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

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Date
First Day of School (Events)
August 26, 2024 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break - No School (Events)
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
School Open House (Events)
January 26, 2025 (Sunday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 312 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,520
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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