Star Of The Sea School

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Star of the Sea School is a Catholic parish elementary school, co-educational, grades Pre K-8, founded in 1909.
Our school is a nurturing, dynamic, and constantly evolving environment that supports academic achievement, develops moral and spiritual character, and encourages students to become lifelong learners and problem solvers.
Star takes pride in its tradition of matching graduates with high schools that best meet families` educational goals.
Our graduates are consistently accepted to and excel in San Francisco`s top public and private high schools, including Lowell, University, St. Ignatius, Sacred Heart, Mercy, and Riordan.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 274 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,280
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 12 / rolling

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Star Of The Sea School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1909
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
274 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Star Of The Sea School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
84%
Average Class Size
27 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Dec. 12 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition and Fees 2018-19 Registration Fee $600Annual Tuition One child $6090 participating $7090 non-participatingTwo children $10660 partipating $11660 non participatingThree or more $13710 particpating $1471
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$750
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
David Gallagher
Admissions Associate
Marilyn Bridon

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Class, Coding Club, Lego Class, Mandarin Language, Sewing Club, Spanish Language

Arts and Music Programs:
Ballet, Choir, Creative Movement Dance

School Notes

  • It all begins with academic excellence. Star of the Sea School has created a dynamic and constantly evolving environment that supports academic achievement and encourages students to become lifelong learners and problem solvers. Our educational approach is a synthesis of our faith and today`s most progressive educational principles. At Star of the Sea, we believe that education is about people. We meet the individual needs of each child with a student-to-teacher ratio that is among the lowest in the San Francisco Archdiocese. Each child`s unique skills are encouraged through focused instruction. Our devoted faculty, instructional assistants and key academic specialists are highly committed to motivating student learning across all grade levels. This commitment is demonstrated by their experience: half of our faculty has over 20 years of teaching experience. Our art, music, and computer teachers balance and enrich our curriculum for all grade levels. Our school`s curriculum adheres to guidelines established by the San Francisco Diocese and the State of California. Star of the Sea is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA). We believe that there is no limit to your child`s education at Star of the Sea. Our partnership with the University of San Francisco`s Authentic Educational Technology and Teacher Intern programs gives Star students access to the most innovative techniques in learning. As a supplement to our curriculum, Star of the Sea enables gifted and talented students in the upper grades to take college-level courses from the country`s top universities such as UC Berkeley, Stanford and Johns Hopkins. Our academic excellence is proven by our students` achievement on standardized tests, where Star students consistently score better than 80% of students across the country. Our writing and fine arts programs are recognized by the Archdiocese of San Francisco for their excellence. Perhaps the best measure of our students` academic achievement comes from the high schools that our graduates are accepted to each year. Star graduates are consistently accepted to and excel in San Francisco`s top public and private high schools. Many of our graduates are selected and promoted into honors and advanced Math and English courses in their first year. Star takes great pride in matching students and their families with high schools that meet their educational goals. Athletics The Star of the Sea Sports Program offers a variety of opportunities for boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grade. Sports include volleyball, basketball, cross country, and track & field. Teams participate in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) league, which is operated by Catholic Charities. Star of the Sea Sports is a parish sponsored program and is open to children who live or attend ANY school within the parish boundaries.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 274 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,280
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 12 / rolling

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $22,345 for elementary schools and $34,168 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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