St. Junipero Serra Catholic School is valued as a leading Diocesan Catholic Parish Elementary School located in South Orange County.
Motivated by the teaching of Saint Junipero Serra and the persevering spirit of our founding families, we nurture our students to live and model their Catholic faith as servant leaders of Christ.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, St. Serra students are encouraged to use their God-given gifts and talents to serve the challenges of this ever-changing world.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 1,087 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,829
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School News

  • St. Serra featured on ABC 7 News - 06/01/2021
    Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, St. Serra School kept its doors open for in-person instruction for the entire 2020-21 school year. Despite the challenges our school faced, our student's quality education ...morewas always at the forefront of our goal and the fruit of our success. hide

Top Rankings

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Various types of Learning Differences are supported. Please call for more information.
Year Founded
1995
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students
1,087 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
St. Junipero Serra Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
23 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform code)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool - $4094 - $8137 TK - Grade 5 - $12829 Grade 6 - 8 - $13342
Admissions Director
Marc Evangelista
Admissions Associate
Anna Lee

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Campus Ministry, Etiquette Factory, Extended Care Program, Homework Club, Mock Trial, Rocket Club, SerraVision (Broadcast) Crew, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Choir and Handbells, Dance Classes, Junior Thespian Troupe, Musical Theatre, Piano Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
4th Grade Street Hockey, Golf Squad, Super Soccer Stars

School Notes

  • Welcome to St. Junipero Serra Catholic School! Families are encouraged to discover the unique community that awaits your family at St. Junipero Serra Catholic School. Our school is a faith-filled community that provides a variety of learning opportunities for your student. Our early childhood education program (Preschool- 2nd grade) allows students to learn the skills needed to acclimate socially and to build a strong foundation in faith and academic growth. Grades 3-8 will continue to build upon those skills and encourage critical thinking skills, along with our goal to establish children who are charitable and exhibit leadership qualities.
  • St. Junipero Serra Catholic School is an innovative school that uses the classroom environment and technology to meet the needs of your student's future. We welcome you to discover this unique experience by exploring our website and continue with your quest to find a school that will fit your family's needs.
  • Applying to St. Junipero Serra Catholic School is simple and our Admissions staff will be happy to assist you with any additional questions. We look forward to meeting your family in the near future!
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
St. Junipero Serra is such a great school! Having taught in a wide variety of both public and private parochial schools, I can honestly say that St. Serra has an amazing academic program and a wonderful Catholic Christian approach. There are leveled ELA and Math classes and so many enriching classes like art, creativity lab, music, religion, etc. The teachers are such Christ-like examples of servant leaders. Beautiful facilities, cutting-edge technology, after-school sports, etc. -- so much to offer!
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5  
We are blessed to have 2 children attend SJSCS. The school offers a safe environment and excellent education. We are impressed with the faculty, staff, and administration. I would say one of the many things I am thankful for is their excellent communication with parents. We receive weekly emails and updates from behavior reports to grades and assignments. Their efficiency with communication is in part thanks to their great understanding of technology and the best ways to have the students utilize it. I can't say enough good things about the education my children receive at this school!
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5  
My son has been at St Serra since 1st grade and currently is a 5th grader. We absolutely LOVE Serra and wish he had been there for Kindergarten as well. Every teacher has been outstanding and it just keeps getting better and better every year. Special shout outs to Mr. Inducil, Mr. Nuttal, Mrs. Husli, Mrs King, Mrs Salazar, Mrs. Fleming, Ms. Armenta, Mrs Sifers, and save the best for last, Mrs. Christman who is so incredibly attentive to her students' individual needs, is extremely detailed and knows exactly how to teach the kids at their level so they understand, is always so patient and encouraging and never gives up on them, keeps parents informed, as all the teachers do. The teachers at St Serra all truly love to teach and care about their students and they know how to make learning fun! The administration cares too, is organized and everyone is very accessible. They have a wonderful group of parents running the PTO with many family activities throughout the year. And the campus is so beautiful with the new chapel and STEM & admin center! Mrs. Trudell does an amazing job running the school and although the school is big, it feels like an extended family.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 1,087 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,829
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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