St Nicholas Elementary School

  • The St. Nicholas School community of parents, students, and educators is committed to the teaching of Catholic truths and values and the fostering of life-long learning.
  • We provide the spiritual, academic and physical foundations on which the whole child can build toward success.
  • St. Nicholas School is dedicated to providing a values-centered learning environment that shows children the way to witness the reality of the Risen Christ.
  • The Gospel message is the core of our educational process.
  • It guides our students to develop into articulate, participatory members of their community.
  • The faculty and staff recognize the parents as the primary educators of their children and strive to support and complement them in this role.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1953
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students251 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSt Nicholas Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
52%
Average Class Size24 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,500
Tuition NotesTuition is different dependent on grade level $8,500 is average
% on Financial Aid
7%
Endowment Size$1.2 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoftballSwimming,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama/Theater, Mandarin Chinese

Recreational Athletic Programs:
golf, tennis

School Notes

  • The St. Nicholas School community of parents, students, and educators is committed to the teaching of Catholic truths and values and the fostering of life-long learning. We provide the spiritual, academic and physical foundations on which the whole child can build toward success. St. Nicholas School is dedicated to providing a values-centered learning environment that shows children the way to witness the reality of the Risen Christ. The Gospel message is the core of our educational process. It guides our students to develop into articulate, participatory members of their community. The faculty and staff recognize the parents as the primary educators of their children and strive to support and complement them in this role.
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  • Winter Park
    Grades: PK-8 | 538 students
    2419 miles
    142 E Swoope Ave
    Winter Park, FL 32789
    (407)644-7537
    2419 PK-8
    538

School Reviews

5  
We love St. Nicholas Catholic School! The academics are fantastic; the school is a Blue Ribbon School! The classes all have dedicated aides, so the teacher student ratio is something around 1:12, so there's a lot of small group learning and individualized attention. Even in the lower grades the kids are doing cross-disciplinary projects. They have a reading specialist for the lower grades who is just amazing. I love so many of the teachers. There's also music, art, and physical education, two fantastic science teachers with a great science lab, and a dedicated technology teacher with a brand-new technology center. They've just gone to 1:1 tablets for all grades. The academic focus really pays off - St. Nicholas kids go to terrific high schools (and ultimately colleges), with something like a 99%+ acceptance rate at St. Francis and something similar at Bellarmine College Prep, as well as many of the other Catholic High schools in the area. In addition to academics, St. Nicholas is an amazing community. There's a real emphasis on loving one another. Their buddy system (where a kindergartener is paired with a 4th grader, they will be buddies for the next 4 years) really fosters bonds between upper & lower grades from the beginning. They have a program for the older kids to help manage playground conflict. The kids regularly participate in community service projects. They all know one another; the big kids are really kind and really do know the little ones. And when we go to the grocery store or downtown Los Altos or Mountain View, and we see St. Nicholas folks - and we say hello, and sometimes stop and talk.
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