The Parish School

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  • Faithful to Catholic values, St. Edward the Confessor Parish School sustains an evolving schoolwide learning environment that inspires each learner in Preschool - 8th Grade to achieve his or her God-given potential inside and outside the classroom.A low faculty-to-student ratio allows for hands-on learning experiences that exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Through STREAM, Art and Makerspace, The Parish School forms resilient leaders as they integrate technology, engineering and creativity with project-based solutions to real-world situations.Learners live their Catholic faith daily through weekly Mass, providing mentorship through Prayer Partners and participating in service projects and retreats.Faith and academics are the school`s core, but the community is the heart.
  • Parents are involved, from volunteering in the classroom, to serving as faith formation partners, to attending fellowship events.
  • Always learning, St. Edward Parish School graduates are confident and compassionate young adults who make a difference.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1981
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students855 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade The Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size32 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,000
Tuition NotesThe quoted tuition is for verified Catholic families. The non-Catholic rate is $9300.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,364
Admissions DirectorCynthia Celotto


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Flag FootballLacrosse,
SoccerTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • Always learning, The Parish School graduates are confident and compassionate young men and women who make a difference. Faithful to Catholic values, The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church sustains an evolving schoolwide learning environment that inspires each learner to achieve his or her God-given potential inside and outside the classroom.
  • The Parish School is #AlwaysLearning. Learners don`t just memorize math equations or recite spelling words. They ask questions and explore. They love not just school but the process of learning. And learning comes not just through doing things right, but through doing things wrong. We develop resilient, innovative learners who try, grow and achieve.ACADEMIC EXCELLENCEThe Parish School utilizes a standard-based curriculum aligned to the Roman Catholic Church teachings which prepares our learners for high school and beyond. The faculty and staff continually expose learners to meaningful hands-on experiences, resulting in thoughtful risk-tasking, problem solving and collaboration.
  • Not only do we boast an impressive 11:1 instructor-to-student ratio, but our Lower School uses Departmentalized Platooning. Each class moves as a unit between three classrooms, with a teacher focused on just two subjects. The result a richer learning experience.
  • Through Makerspace a hands-on studio that integrates technology, engineering and creativity with project-based solutions to real-world situations - art, music and more, we build creative and confident leaders.
  • Each day, we pray, serve and grow in our relationship with God. It is present in the books we read, the history we teach, and the music we sing. Our learners attend weekly mass, provide mentorship through Prayer Partners and participate in hands-on service projects and retreats.
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