St Stephen Martyr School

  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students213 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St Stephen Martyr School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio24:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • Downey
    Immaculate Heart Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 1-11 | 16 students
    8 miles
    8561 Via Amorita
    Downey, CA 90241
    (562) 861-8962
    8 1-11

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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.
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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!!!
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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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