St. Leo The Great School

Saint Leo the Great School community leads by the example of Jesus, with respect and compassion for all, to foster faith and academic growth.
Founded in 1957, we have been instilling values and virtues in ourstudents for over half a century, educating Pre-School 3-Grade 8.
St. Leo has implemented a K-8 Lab Learner program to enhance science instruction. We have also purchased Google Chromebooks to increase technology education in the classroom.
ActivBoard technology is present in every classroom for hands on learning, which improves your child`s cognitive abilities and critical thinking skills.
Honors High School Algebra offered to qualified 8th graders and Adv.Math courses gr.5-8 (including Geometry) for those who qualify.
Three mobile labs and 15,000 volume media center assists with providing a multi-faceted learning approach to our science andsocial studies curriculum.
Spanish is offered in Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  St. Leo the Great offers a myriad of extracurricular activities, such as Robotics, Girls on the Run, Odyssey of the Mind, Art/Math Clubs, Drama, and Irish Dance
Our NVCYO Sports Program includes Basketball, Track & Field, Tennis,Volleyball, and Cheerleading.
We have an award winning Band program and a beginning and advanced Strings program.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006

Student Body

Total Students400 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade St. Leo The Great School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Saint Leo the Great School is a dynamic learning environment rooted in Catholic faith and tradition. With Jesus Christ as our model and guide, we follow faithfully on a lifelong journey to grow and develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and culturally. We recognize each child as a creation of God made in His image with unique gifts and talents. Throughout the learning environment, educators incorporate Gospel values and foster a spirit of inquiry. We employ a variety of tools and techniques to challenge each child to achieve his or her full potential. In collaboration with parents, the child's primary educators, we provide a safe, nurturing atmosphere, infused with faith, morals and Catholic principles. Together, we prepare children to be faithful Catholics and productive citizens in a global society. We strive to teach as Jesus does --- with authority, compassion and love.
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