St. Nicholas Academy

St. Nicholas Academy is a Catholic elementary school located in South Louisville.
We offer a fully-certified preschool program as well as a high-quality academic program serving grades K-8. In addition to the core subjects of religion, Language Arts, math, social studies and science, we offer art, library, music, PE, Spanish, and technology. St. Nicholas provides a wide variety of academic, artistic, and athletic extra-curricular activities.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 345 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,095
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
345 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade
St. Nicholas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
19 students
Classroom Dress Code
(black pants, purple shirt, plaid skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Feb. 28
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
There are three tuition rates depending on parish affiliation. Family tuition rates are deeply discounted.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kathy DeLozier
Admissions Associate
Vikki Kisling


Total Sports Offered
8 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess club, Chess team, Governor's Cup, Kentucky United Nations, Kentucky Youth Assembly, National History Day, Quick Recall

Arts and Music Programs:
art camp, Arts clubs for middle school and intermediate grades, choir, drama club, private music lessons

School Notes

  • Students entering preschool must be age three or four before August 1 of the school year.  Students entering kindergarten in the years 2015-16 and 2016-17 must be age five before October 1.  Students from our founding parishes of Most Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sts. Simon and Jude, and St. Thomas More are given first priority for admission.  Children with special needs are admitted after consideration of the severity of the learning disability, level of support needed, and availability of resources.

School Reviews

Great school... Parents, teachers, students, staff, Knights of Columbus, parish, and the volunteers makes the school a well balance and nurturing atmosphere... Love this school
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 345 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,095
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28

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The average private school tuition in Louisville, KY is $9,671 for elementary schools and $10,333 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Louisville, KY is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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