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 35 different zip codes in the Seattle area
  • 70% of our families receive tuition assistance (In 2017, we awarded over $300,000 in tuition assistance) and 50% of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAll are welcome to explore our unique model of instruction and community
Year Founded1927

Student Body

Total Students156 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade St. Therese Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniforms are a requirement and vary by grade level)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes2 types of tuition: In Parish ($7099) and Out of Parish ($8499). Tuition assistance is available through the Fulcrum Foundation
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRandi Bagley
Admissions AssociateMatthew DeBoer


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,

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 
  • 2017-2018 Goals: To immerse our students in the "cloud of witnesses" who have their roots in the St. Therese family by highlighting and celebrating St. Therese alumni (Rooted in the Community); To own and celebrate that we are all teachers and learners of math (Inspiring Academics); To establish and enact a school-wide service learning program for students in grades Kindergarten-8th grade
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Seattle
    Grades: K-8 | 472 students
    44.4 miles
    15216 21st Ave S.w.
    Seattle, WA 98166
    (206) 243-5690
    44.4 K-8
  • Seattle
    Grades: NS-5 | 246 students
    2.5 miles
    2227 10th Avenue E
    Seattle, WA 98102
    (206) 442-6855
    2.5 NS-5
  • Seattle
    Grades: 9-12 | 855 students
    5.9 miles
    8200 Wallingford Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (206) 527-7711
    5.9 9-12
  • Seattle
    Bright Water Waldorf School
    Bright Water Waldorf School Photo - Beginning in the early childhood classes, circle time and group songs connect the children with rhythm, melody, and pitch. Students rise into the early grades with flute and lyre playing. Formal subject classes for music instruction start in the fourth grade with Strings. In middle school students venture into more complex arrangements and play together in ensembles.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 184 students
    2.1 miles
    1501 10th Avenue E Ste 100
    Seattle, WA 98102
    (206) 624-6176
    2.1 NS-8
  • Seattle
    Grades: NS-PK | 22 students
    2.1 miles
    2303 25th Avenue East -
    Seattle, WA 98112
    (206) 322-4496
    2.1 NS-PK

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