St. Monica School

St. Monica School is a Co-ed Catholic Elementary school that serves students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, St.
Monica School is also currently a member of the Sisters of St.
Joseph of Orange Education Network. The administration, faculty, and staff of St.
Monica School cooperate with our parent community to provide a loving, Christ centered environment where each student is nurtured and given the opportunity to thrive.
Our academic curriculum is challenging. We pride ourselves in producing graduates who are well prepared to excel in the high school of their choice.
Offered both within our curriculum and as extra-curricular activities, we offer an active athletic program, a focus on science, technology use that is integrated into the classroom curriculum, and participation in the fine arts and music.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 214 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,320
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
214 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
St. Monica School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Our three family rates are Catholic In-Parish, Catholic Out of Parish, and Non-Catholic
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Vincent M. Sweeters
Admissions Associate
Donna Dillon


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
Book Club, Chinese Language Program, Creative Writing Club, Dance & Aerobics, Ecology Club, Group Guitar Lessons, Group Piano Lessons, Media Club, Peer Tutoring, Science Adventures Club, Service Club, Student Choir, Student Council, Yearbook Club

School Notes

  • Class Sizes: The average size for our classes is between 20 - 25 students. Standardized Test Scores: Averaged by class, our students' ITBS Scores (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) are consistently within the 75th - 85th percentile range. 50% is the national norm. We follow the test taking philosophy of the San Francisco Archdiocese Department of Catholic Schools, which is to administer standardized testing in September so that the results can be used as a diagnostic tool for planning the remainder of the year's curriculum. Graduates: Our graduates attend the best college preparatory high schools in San Francisco, including St. Ignatius, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Archbishop Riordan, Mercy, and Lowell. Extra-Curricular Activities: We offer a variety of activities, which are moderated by members of our faculty and are free for student participation, including the Student Council, Student Choir, Altar Service, Yearbook Club, School Newspaper, Peer Tutoring, Media Club, and the Junior High Service Club. For an additional cost, students are invited to participate in the CYO Sports program (three sports each for the girls and boys of grades 3-8), our After School Chinese Language Program, Group Musical Instrument Instruction (guitar and piano), Dance, and the Science Adventures After School Club. Facilities: Classrooms for K-8, Library, Gymnasium, Art Room, Science Room, Music Classroom, Piano Room, Computer Lab, Counseling Center, and Extended Care Facility.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Monica School cost?
St. Monica School's tuition is approximately $5,320 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Monica School?
The acceptance rate of St. Monica School is 30%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. St. Monica School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
What sports does St. Monica School offer?
St. Monica School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Monica School's ranking?
St. Monica School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Least expensive tuition, Lowest average acceptance rates, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Monica School?
The application deadline for St. Monica School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is St. Monica School located?
St. Monica School is located in the Little Russia neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. There are 1 other private schools located in Little Russia.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 214 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,320
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $24,471 for elementary schools and $35,128 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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