St. Rose School

Since 1913, St. Rose School has helped raise saints and scholars in a small community centered on Catholic faith and values.
We provide a comprehensive pre-k through eighth grade education that includes art, music, PE and much more, helping to form lifelong learners who respect others and serve their community.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 268 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,440
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Rose School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
268 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
St. Rose School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
26 students
Classroom Dress Code
Khakis or skirt/skort with cotton polo

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial aid and Catholic parish subsidy available for qualifying applicants.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant


Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Through feedback and surveys, here`s what families share most often about why they value "the little school where big things happen."
  • WE`RE SMALL. St. Rose is a safe, self-contained campus, with one classroom per grade and limited class sizes. Students and families know, trust and take care of one another. Community is important, and we make sure that no one gets lost in the shuffle.
  • WE VALUE VALUES. Kindness, honesty, respect and generosity are not abstract concepts. Virtue education is intrinsic to our mission, and students in all grades participate in community service projects to care for those in need.
  • OUR STUDENTS SUCCEED. A comprehensive PK-8 curriculum helps create lifelong learners and prepares students for what`s next. Currently, 100% of our graduates are accepted to their first-choice Catholic high school.
  • DIVERSITY BENEFITS ALL. We welcome Catholic and non-Catholic families, and encourage applicants from diverse cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. If a family wants to be here, our generous tuition assistance program can help make it happen.
  • WE WORK AS A COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE. No school is perfect, but we work hard to address challenges together. We rely on parental involvement, an active School Advisory Council, "coffee chats" with the principal and pastor, surveys and more. We're not perfect, but we might be the perfect fit you.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Rose School cost?
St. Rose School's tuition is approximately $8,440 for private students.
What schools are St. Rose School often compared to?
St. Rose Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like All Saints School by visitors of our site.
What sports does St. Rose School offer?
St. Rose School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Swimming and Track and Field.
What is St. Rose School's ranking?
St. Rose School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Rose School?
The application deadline for St. Rose School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is St. Rose School located?
St. Rose School is located in the Rose City Park neighborhood of Portland, OR.

School Reviews

We joined the St. Rose School community when my son was in PreK. We thought we would only be here for one year because both my husband and I grew up in public schools. What I didn't realize was what a wonderful community we were walking into. After the first two weeks in PreK, I knew we'd be sticking around. Our son is going into 8th grade next year and this school has been integral in forming him as a kind, empathetic young man. Our daughter is going into 3rd grade and loves the school like her second home. Both kids are constantly challenged in academics and loved for who they are. I can't imagine sending them anywhere else.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 268 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,440
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $12,284 for elementary schools and $14,116 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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