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 (2022)

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

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

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1963

School Calendar

View the St. Irenaeus Parish School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
First Day of School (Events)
August 29, 2022 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break - No School (Events)
November 21, 2022 (Monday)

Student Body

Total Students
312 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
69%
State avg.: 48%
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.
Profile last updated: 12/16/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

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

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