St. John Bosco School

St. John Bosco School educates youth academically and spiritually in the Catholic, Salesian tradition of Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness.
It is a school where children love to Learn and learn to Love.
We also believe that the specific function of a Catholic, Salesian School is to develop the human powers of each student religious, moral, academic, psychological, cultural, social, physical, and aesthetic thus preparing our youth "to open themselves more and more to reality and to form in themselves a clear ideal of life.
As Salesian educators, we strive to follow the educational approach of St. John Bosco, by creating schools with a family spirit, emphasizing reason, religion and loving kindness, in a positive atmosphere of discipline, friendliness, and cheerfulness.
In St. John Bosco`s own words, we aim to form our children to be "good Christians and upright citizens, empowering them with a joyful vision and hope of a better world.".

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 306 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. John Bosco School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1957

Student Body

Total Students
306 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
98%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
St. John Bosco School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Plaid jumpers and white blouses; khaki slacks and navy polo shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition average. Tuition varies depending on grade level.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Velma Riojas

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Junior National Honor Society, Student Government, Student Newpaper, Year Book Club, Youth Spirituality Circles

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Drama Club

School Notes

  • Please email us to schedule a school tour and placement testing.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. John Bosco School cost?
St. John Bosco School's tuition is approximately $4,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. John Bosco School?
The acceptance rate of St. John Bosco School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 84%.
What sports does St. John Bosco School offer?
St. John Bosco School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. John Bosco School's ranking?
St. John Bosco School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Least expensive tuition, Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. John Bosco School?
The application deadline for St. John Bosco School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is St. John Bosco School located?
St. John Bosco School is located in the Edgewood neighborhood of San Antonio, TX. There are 2 other private schools located in Edgewood.

School Reviews

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My last of my three children graduated from St. John Bosco School just this year. Their entry level into a strong, college prep, Catholic high school speaks for itself as to how well SJB prepares their students for college. All three of my children tested out of Algebra I, English I . . . this means they will be saving me college dollars during their junior and senior years of high school. This school takes time and care to form their students in Christian values and citizenship. As an SJB parent, I can truly say that this school takes their goals of "heaven and college" most seriously.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 306 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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