Star of the Sea Catholic School serves all military and faith communities grades PreK3 - 8.
National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Almost 60 years of affordable private education at the Oceanfront.
Traditional academics instilling values of faith, service, and respect. Safe, structured, disciplined environment. Catholic sports leagues, engaging after-school activities, and before and after care programs.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 191 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,950
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Star of the Sea Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1958
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students
191 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Star of the Sea Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Mrs. Adelaide Grandfield

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Catholic STEM Team, Mad Science Club, National Junior Honor Society, Robotics (ROV), Science Bowl, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Abrakadoodle Art Program, Message in Motion Hip Hop, Musical Theater & Cheer

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Operation Smile Final Mile Club

School Notes

  • Small, family-like atmosphere for individualized instruction
  • Resource program for developmental learning and enrichment
  • Spanish classes and technology integration for grades PreK-8
  • Algebra 1, Spanish 1, and Geosciences offered for high school credit
  • Full day kindergarten, full day and half day accredited preschool
  • Tuition assistance available
  • Fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Virginia Catholic Eduation Association (VCEA) 

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My daughter has attended SOS three years now, Prek3 through Kindergarten full day programs. The teachers are engaged, energetic and loving. The aftercare program is fantastic as well as affordable, and on-site which truly helps working parents. The principal is always available, supportive, knowledgeable, and caring. As a non-catholic family at this school I have felt perfectly comfortable with the age appropriate religious education. My daughter absolutely loves her teachers, classmates, and the school. When there has been a concern, the teacher or principal have returned my calls immediately. The tuition is affordable when compared to other private schools. They have a Spanish teacher, who is phenomenal, as well as a guidance counselor on staff. They have many different after school programs as well, such as Basketball, Girl Scouts, dance, cheerleading, art etc. The school building itself is old, and could use some updating. Do not let that be a deal breaker. The kids do not care, and everything else makes up for it.
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5  
We are a military family so when we got orders to Virginia Beach, I worried about finding the right school for our children. After finding Star of the Sea School and my kids attending for 2 years now, I know that I not only made the right choice, but would never send my kids anywhere else! They are exceptionally military friendly, have an awesome staff, a challenging curriculum, and fantastic athletics. We are very grateful to the school that our children have thrived so much both academically and socially.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 191 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,950
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia Beach, VA is $7,600 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia Beach, VA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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