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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded2005

Student Body

Total Students345 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade St. Nicholas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size19 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(black pants, purple shirt, plaid skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 28
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,095
Tuition NotesThere are three tuition rates depending on parish affiliation. Family tuition rates are deeply discounted.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKathy DeLozier
Admissions AssociateVikki Kisling


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Louisville
    Grades: PK-8 | 452 students
    3.5 miles
    1927 Lewiston Dr
    Louisville, KY 40216
    (502) 447-3155
    3.5 PK-8
  • Louisville
    St Andrew Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 274 students
    4.9 miles
    7724 Columbine Dr
    Louisville, KY 40258
    (502) 935-4578
    4.9 PK-8
  • Louisville
     Assumption High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 877 students
    7.2 miles
    2170 Tyler Ln
    Louisville, KY 40205
    (502) 458-9551
    7.2 9-12
  • Louisville
    Grades: K-12 | 167 students
    5.5 miles
    5515 Johnsontown Road
    Louisville, KY 40272
    (502) 937-3516
    5.5 K-12
  • Louisville
    Grades: PK-8
    3.3 miles
    8307 St. Andrews Church Road
    Louisville, KY 40258
    (502) 447-6500
    3.3 PK-8

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The average private school tuition in Louisville, KY is $9,524 for elementary schools and $10,604 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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