St. Leo Catholic School

St. Leo Catholic School Photo #1 - Our School
St. Leo Catholic School Photo #1 - Our School
St. Leo Catholic School serves students in Kindergarten-8th Grade.
They offer a faith-based liberal arts curriculum emphasizing literacy through phonics, grammar and handwriting, math and science proficiency, exposure to a foreign language, such as Spanish, music/art appreciation and teamwork through their athletic program.
St. Leo focuses on rigorous academics, personal responsibility and service to others in light of the Gospels.To learn more about how St. Leo Catholic School prepares students for success in the classroom and for life, visit

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 195 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,200
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Leo Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students
195 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
St. Leo Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
23 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
family sibling discount
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Associate
Melissa Kinsley


Total Sports Offered
5 sports

School Notes

  • Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School in 2005
  • Librarian received the NCEA distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2007
  • Our Active Student Council "Lights the Way" to help those in need in our community.
  • In both 2010& 2011 the School sponsoredVeterans for the Flight of Honor
  • In 2011 a St. Leo 6th grade student won the state Geography Bee and represented the NC at the National Geographic Bee
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Leo Catholic School cost?
St. Leo Catholic School's tuition is approximately $7,200 for private students.
What sports does St. Leo Catholic School offer?
St. Leo Catholic School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Leo Catholic School's ranking?
St. Leo Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Leo Catholic School?
The application deadline for St. Leo Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the St. Leo Catholic School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

May 24, 2024 (Friday)
Last Day of After School Care
May 28, 2024 (Tuesday)
Noon Dismissal - FIELD DAY - Last Day of school
May 29, 2024 (Wednesday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
We moved from public school to St. Leo, and we are thrilled that we did. Security and quality education are the two biggest concerns for us. I give St. Leo top marks for both. Also, we are not a Catholic family. But the administration and teachers have welcomed and given us the utmost respect. One of the things I have found most encouraging is the quality of the learning materials. St. Leo provides an environment for our daughter to be safe, learn, and develop her independence in an atmosphere that teaches her to respect herself and others. It is a winner.
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We have had all three of our children attend St. Leo's. It has been an invaluable experience for our entire family. The academics, faith and community development all excel. The academic rigor especially in middle school has far surpassed our expectations. The elementary basis provides the necessary skills to build on in later grades, including high school.
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We have had children at St.Leo`s for almost 15 years. St. Leo`s has nurtured our children, helping them become caring and responsible people, while providing them with an excellent education. They provide the children with a strong educational foundation and strong study skills. St. Leo`s grads are known to excel in high school (in both public and private schools). I highly recommend St. Leo School.
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One of the best decisions I have made as a parent has been sending my child to SLCS. The teachers and staff have been phenomenal in keeping our children safe and our school OPEN for in the classroom learning during this crazy time of COVID. My child loves going to school and looks forward to each day. Our principal is no nonsense when it comes to bullying but will take a pie in the face week after week, all in the name for charity! SLCS is more than just a school to send your children, it`s family.
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about St Leo's. I spent an obsessive amount of time researching Kindergarten options for my 5-year-old (and oldest of my three sons). I wanted challenging academics paired with a community/personal feel so that he would feel comfortable in his first year at "real" school. Our experience at St Leo's has surpassed all my expectations. The teachers and staff truly care about each child; teaching them academics but also guiding them on how to be a kind and caring person. What has amazed me the most is how my son's love of learning has grown since he started at St Leo's. He is excited about school and the things he learns each day- from reading to math to the adorable songs in Spanish, I catch him singing around the house. I can tell he feels confident and comfortable at St Leo's. I feel fortunate to be part of the St Leo's community and highly recommend St Leo's Catholic school.
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St. Leo`s nurtured and challenged our children while fostering our catholic values. Our children were well prepared for high school and beyond. The school community becomes family. If you are looking for a wonderful K-8 experience for your children I highly recommend St. Leo`s.
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We've been sending our two kids here for 8 years. Our third will join in 2 more years. The school has thoroughly prepared them for the next grade. It's a very family centric school with a highly engaged faculty. The school is not test heavy, like the public schools are around here, yet the academics are challenging and teach the kids critical thinking skills that are so valuable throughout life.
- Posted by
St. Leo's has been a wonderful home for our family. Going on our 12th year here and we couldn't be happier! As a public high school teacher, I have always been impressed with the students who graduate St Leo. The students complete 8th grade with maturity, study and homework skills, wonderful writing ability and kindness. I would recommend this family-oriented community to anyone!
- Posted by
Hidden gem of a school, right in Winston-Salem. The teachers go above and beyond and have the flexibility to tailor the curriculum to help and challenge your child to learn at their best. Core values are woven within every lesson. Students take part in a mentoring program that provides support to each other while building self confidence. The families are close knit, welcoming and take care of each other. You couldn't ask for anything more in a school.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 195 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,200
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Winston Salem, NC is $9,126 for elementary schools and $14,139 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Winston Salem, NC is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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