St. Stephen Martyr School opened its doors in 1926 to provide thefamilies of Monterey Park with an opportunity for their children toreceive a Catholic School education.
Under the leadership of Fr.Michael Conneally, four classrooms were opened and staffed by thesisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.
The school celebratedits first graduating class in 1928.The needs of the Catholiccommunity in Monterey Park continued to grow.
As a result, a newchurch and convent were built. New classrooms were added to theschool until it became a fully enrolled 16-room school servingstudents in grades 1 through 8.
front When the 16-roomconfiguration was completed in 1964, the school served 743 pupils.By early 1980's, enrollment was approximately 600 students.
St.Stephen Martyr uses a collaborative school model. Sharedparticipation from stakeholders such as parents, students, and thecommunity allow us to gather diverse input and buy-in.
We have aformal Advisory School Board, Parent-Teacher-Organization, andStudent Council. Shared governance is important in accessing thetalents and skills of our community to promote the well-being ofour students.
At St. Stephen Martyr School, parents, teachers,students and staff form a learning and faith community committed tohelping each student develop academic and communication skills,grow in understanding of Catholic faith, demonstrate Christ-likequalities of compassion, tolerance and respect, become life-longlearners who demonstrate personal responsibility and commitment tothe larger community.
- Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
- Enrollment: 213 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the application deadline for St. St.ephen Martyr School?
The application deadline for St. St.ephen Martyr School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
I graduated grade school at saint stevens 1970 a life changing experience that shaped my outlooks on God Country and Family and my transitioning to high school was very easy because I was now a leader not a follower. Father Gorman had a tremendous effect on all of us a truly great priest. I am glad too see the school doing so well. God Bless all of you.
As a new family to this school, I have observed many great things happening. Most evident is the dedication and collaboration that is put into providing a nurturing and rigorous educational program for each student by all the teachers and principal. The small class size allows for maximum interaction between the teacher and student, assuring that our children get the assistance needed to excel and make great academic gains. I am excited to see the results of the new changes and programs being implemented for the next school year. Great job Father Leo, Mrs. Arellano and staff!!!
Preschool teachers are very kind and professional. They really know how to teach the children well. My child really had a great time in their class. Ms. Jessica director if preschool is very good with the children and patient. She takes time to speak to parents about any concerns you may have. Fun learning environment.
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