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

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 156 students
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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

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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
156 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
89%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
St. Therese Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
29%
Average Class Size
15 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 
  • 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 156 students
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $18,913 for elementary schools and $22,399 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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