St. Therese Catholic Academy

St. Therese Catholic Academy (STCA) is a welcoming, diverse Preschool-8th grade Catholic school whose mission is to ignite the faith, minds and dreams of our students and to prepare them to excel spiritually, academically and socially in high school, college and beyond
Located in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood, we are recognized for our outstanding academic programs, family-like atmosphere, cultural diversity and openness to people from all walks of life
90% of our students identify as people of color (45% African-American, 33% Multiracial, 10% Asian, 2% Latino, 10% White) and 40% our staff identify as people of color
Our families come from 44 different zip codes in the Seattle area
70% of our families receive tuition assistance (In 2019, we awarded over $400,000 in tuition assistance) and 50% of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 173 students
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Therese Catholic Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
All are welcome to explore our unique model of instruction and community
Year Founded
1927

Student Body

Total Students
173 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
89%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade
St. Therese Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
54%
Average Class Size
17 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School uniforms are a requirement and vary by grade level

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
2 types of tuition: In Parish ($7099) and Out of Parish ($8499). Tuition assistance is available through the Fulcrum Foundation
% on Financial Aid
70%
Acceptance Rate
97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Randi Bagley
Admissions Associate
Matthew DeBoer

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

School Notes

  • Our Mission: St. Therese Catholic Academy (STCA) is a diverse, welcoming community that seeks to ignite the faith, minds, and dreams of our students and to prepare them to excel spiritually, academically, and socially in high school, college and beyond
  • Our Shared Purpose: Forming disciples in faith, knowledge and service
  • Our Root Beliefs: We are a diverse community; We are called to act with justice; "We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us; Our parents and teachers are united in purpose; We lead by example
  • Our Core Values: Faith, Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, Compassion
  • 2022-2023 Goals: To reignite the passion for the Lord through the celebration of liturgy as a full community once more. To highlight the Future Filled with Hope that God has set forth for St. Therese. To reignigte the passion for education through a rigorous reading and comprehension curriculum aligned from Kindergarten - 8th grade.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of St. Therese Catholic Academy?
The acceptance rate of St. Therese Catholic Academy is 97%, which is higher than the national average of 85%.
What sports does St. Therese Catholic Academy offer?
St. Therese Catholic Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Therese Catholic Academy's ranking?
St. Therese Catholic Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Highest percentage of students of color and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Therese Catholic Academy?
The application deadline for St. Therese Catholic Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 173 students
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $20,617 for elementary schools and $22,731 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Seattle, WA is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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