St. Monica Academy

St. Monica Academy is an elementary school and college preparatory high school with a classical pedagogy and a classical liberal arts curriculum.
St. Monica Academy seeks to form students in faith, reason and virtue by imparting authentic Catholic principles and by introducing young minds to classical literature and the other liberal arts.
Teaching methods are directed toward developing memory, sound reasoning, and communication skills in keeping with the natural stages of childhood intellectual development.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 262 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,550
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3 / rolling

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St. Monica Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Year Founded
2001
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
262 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
St. Monica Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus, Latin
Average SAT score
1340
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(1-8 plaid jumpers (girls), navy pants (boys); 9-12 plaid skirts (girls), khaki pants and jackets (boys))

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Feb. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$5,550 for first student in family in grades 1-8 and discounts for additional students; $9,395 for high school students, with discount for additional students
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Erin Talbot
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Rebecca Quackenbush

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arizona Trip, Community Service Projects, Washington D.C. Trip

Club or Organization:
Crusaders for Life, Student Council, Yearbook Staff

Arts and Music Programs:
Schola (Choir), Shakespeare Play, Spring Musical

School Notes

  • St. Monica Academy is a co-ed Catholic school with 255 students enrolled in Grades 1 through 12.  The natural beauty of the campus, the intimate size of the classes, and the emphasis on charity contribute to a unique family-like atmosphere.  Highlights of the core curriculum are poetry, classic literature, Latin, heroes of history, hands-on math and science, performances of Shakespeare and the polyphonic masters, and devotion to the liturgical calendar.
  • The Cardinal Newman Society recently named St. Monica Academy to the Catholic High School Honor Roll as one of the Top 50 Catholic high schools in the nation, because of its academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education.  St. Monica Academy is one of only three California high schools to receive this award.
  • Out of 51 Catholic high schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, St. Monica Academy boasted the highest mean SAT scores in all three categories in 2013: Reading, Writing, and Math. The scores were as follows: Reading, 625; Writing 631; Math, 626. In the last 11 years, St. Monica students have achieved nine perfect scores of 800 on individual sections of the SAT. Three of those perfect 800s were earned in 2013.
  • Graduates of St. Monica Academy are pursuing medicine, engineering, nursing, graphic design, television and film CGI, and liberal arts at colleges such as UCLA, Notre Dame, Thomas Aquinas College, the US Naval Academy, Christendom College, Catholic University of America, and Cal State San Luis Obispo.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 262 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,550
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles County, CA is $13,842 for elementary schools and $18,714 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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