St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School

St. Teresa School opened its doors in September 1957 to grades one through six.
The school has expanded over its fifty plus years and we now offer academic excellence for students in preschool through eighth grades.
Approximately 250 students attend our preschool through Eighth Grade.
Our kindergarten class is a full day program.  St. Teresa School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The school received an exemplary review with a certification term of 6 years in 2015. The Diocese of Reno Curriculum Standards and Best Practices for Teaching Religion guide our religious education curriculum.
These documents provide a course of study that serves as a primary scope and sequence for St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School.
The religious series, Blest Are We, is used in grades Kindergarten through 8th grades.
The school also uses the Common Core State Standards from Nevada in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Technology, and Physical Education as a base for our curriculum.
Our teachers reach well beyond the minimum state standards.
Emphasis is placed on religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NV School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 246 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,950
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Nevada for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Many Learning Differences Supported. Please contact the principal.
Year Founded
1957
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
246 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 33%
Students by Grade
St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
59%
Average Class Size
18 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Discounted rate available for parishioners. Sibling discount offered. Financial Aid Program and Scholarships available
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christina Lawson
Admissions Associate
Shannon Segale

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Extended Day Program, Missoula Children's Theatre

Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Math Enrichment, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama Program, Talent Show

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CYO Annual Track Meet, Skiing Program

School Notes

  • To ensure a top level education and positive experience for our students, St. Teresa uses the latest teaching methods:
  • Rotating middle school classes emphasize an integrated curriculum that reinforces subject matter throughout all content areas
  • Accelerated Reading and Mathematics programs
  • Electives are offered in the areas of art, music, sports, technology, and drama
  • Art, music, drama, Spanish and physical education programs for all grades
  • Eighth grade life skills training, focused on fostering positive decision-making skills and self-esteem
  • Daily religious education focusing on Scriptures, Catholic teachings and values and their application in student and family life
  • Classroom buddies which partner elementary students with middle school students to assist in social, religious and educational activities, bolstering self-confidence and enhancing unity among all classes in the school


Thanks to a grant received from the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, in 2008 we opened the E.L. Wiegand Knowledge Center which includes:

  • State of the art science lab with 26 laptops, Promethean board, incubator, telescope, Van Da Graff Generator, all inclusive science kits for life science, physics, genetics and electronics, a hydroponics lab and microscopes
  • Computer lab with 30 workstations and laptops.
  • Comprehensive library with 6 computers and software programs to evaluate student reading levels and comprehension skills
  • Student computers in all classrooms and audio enhancers available to enable students to hear instruction with minimal distraction
  • Technology in the classroom: Grades 4 - 8 have 1:1 devices. Every student is issued a Chromebook. Each classroom Kindergarten through 3rd has a cart of ipads for each student.
  • My Access computer program is used to reinforce proficiency in writing skills Interactive projectors in every classroom
  • Accelerated Reader used to assess reading level and comprehension.
  • Document camera in Kindergarten and 1st grades
  • Approximately 250 students attend our preschool school classes through Eighth Grade.
  • Smart Interactive Projectors or Smart Whiteboards in every classrooms

Our kindergarten class is a full day program. St. Teresa School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school received an exemplary review with a certification term of 6 years.

The school is on a traditional school year schedule. The school year begins the end of August and ends within the first two weeks of June. Instructional hours for all classes are from 8:25 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. School uniforms are required.

Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School cost?
St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School's tuition is approximately $4,950 for private students.
What schools are St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School often compared to?
St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bethlehem Lutheran School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School?
The acceptance rate of St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School is 99%, which is higher than the national average of 86%.
What sports does St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School offer?
St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School's ranking?
St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Nevada for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School?
The application deadline for St. Teresa Of Availa Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My wife and I love this school. Beginning with the pre-school and continuing in elementary school, our children are growing and learning, not only in traditional course work, but in being kind, considerate, and thoughtful young ladies. I attribute this to administrative and teaching staff who share these same values. This school is where parent involvement is not only very high, but expected by fellow parents, the principal, as well as the teaching staff. Where, as parents, we are given the opportunity and encouragement (by the principal and teachers) to make a significant difference in our children's education.
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5  
The quality of teachers at this school is amazing. They are highly certified and create a fun learning atmosphere. My children love going to school and have a great sense of belonging here. The families are all very involved and are included in all aspects of the school. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a highly academic, safe and supportive preschool- 8th grade experience.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NV School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 246 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,950
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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