School Details

St. Rose of Lima School

278 Alvarado Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 422-1121

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 303 students 25 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

St. Rose of Lima School is a private middle school in Chula Vista. The principal of St. Rose of Lima School is Mr. Jeff Saavedra and can be contacted at 303 children attend St. Rose of Lima School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St. Rose of Lima School is 25:1. Chula Vista Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 67% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 21% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Asian 12% %
White, non-Hispanic 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My child attended the school for 4 years and we decide to move this year. I think the school lacks individual instruction. Few teachers are good many aren't. The new principal is not bad. But it isn't the principal in the classroom it is the teachers. There is some kind of status quote among the parents. We are happy in our new school now.

  • (1 year ago)

    We've been with St. Rose over ten years. I have a daughter that graduated and is doing well at OLP and a 6th and 2nd grader there right now. The school is great but not perfect. The academic rigor in the upper grades is excellent. There is a family feel with the parent community and Father John is wonderful. The classes are unusually large for a private school; however my kids seem to be doing well regardless. The principal is shared 50/50 with St. Pius and so there's less time to build a relationship with him (he's busy working at two schools). The school facility is three years old and lovely but the quality that happens inside the building is what counts. We're happy at St. Rose.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have a fifth grader that started at St. Rose last year and a kindergartner as well. So far so good teacher is great good communication and education. Classes are large but good both of my kids are receiving a better education than when they were at public school. No issues with bullying or discipline.

  • (1 year ago)

    I can only say that this school is awesome! The parents who are involved the dedicated teachers the hard-working staff help to provide an excellent atmosphere for my daughter and her friends. I have been very impressed by Mr. Saavedra who has an open door policy. I am also impressed by our music instruction and choir Led by Mr. Advento. The parish and the school are alive. I always look forward to coming to St. Rose. My daughter loves this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Classes are overcrowded teachers are not "warm" and the tuition is astronomical. Class sizes are grossly underestimated and teachers are not the best at supervising. Bullying is also a very big problem with little to nothing done to handle it. If you are looking for an AFFORDABLE Christian education look over at Pilgrim Lutheran down the street. Building may not be as big or fancy...but what is inside is warm well supervised and enthusiastic. Tuition is nearly half as expensive and class sizes are smaller....

  • (2 years ago)

    We tranferred our 2 kids from public school to St. Rose last month I can say that so far we have been very pleased with the school overall the staff and faculty have been great and we are happy with their teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our daughter's 8th grade graduation ceremony is tomorrow at St. Rose. She loved ALL of her St. Rose teachers especially Mrs. Urbiztondo who sparked a love of math and science in her. She is very well prepared for high school and is entering OLP with honors at entrance. Another St. Rose 8th grader scored in the 99th percentile on the high school placement test this year and won the 4 year scholarship to Mater Dei worth $50 000. The last St. Rose student to win this same scholarship is a senior at St. Augustine and attending Stanford University this fall. Two other St. Rose alumni won the Bill and Melinda Gates Millenium Scholarship which is free education for life all the way up to a doctoral degree. So it is safe to say the teachers are doing something right at St. Rose!!! If your student is willing to work hard they will receive an excellent Catholic education at this school. I haven't even mentioned the parent community that makes the place so fun with activities. The place is like a family. St. Rose is the best nine years you could ever gift to your child. Become a St. Rose parishioner early on in your child's life. There's a waiting list to get in to the school

  • (3 years ago)

    My child's teacher lacks warmth. I don't agree to their rule that if you got an award the previous year you won't get any this year. I think if a child deserves it he/she should get it I don't think it's fair to give some one an award just because he/she didn't get it the previous year. On my child's birthday I brought in some treats/ snacks for the class. Their teacher didn't even bother to initiate for the class to sing a happy birthday song to my child and I don't even remember the teacher mentioning the word "thank you". My child went home feeling bad that day after school. Teacher quality POOR Principal leadership just ok. Parent involvement is also ok. My child will definitely not come back next year.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been a student at St. Rose and my knowledge as well as my confidence have improved immensely. I can genuinely say that my education is advanced and taught by teachers who are dedicated to leading their pupils to success. All teachers challenge their students and are always willing to help. The new campus is amazing and now the parents are pitching in and buying us microscopes! In addition I have made friends and gained memories to last my lifetime. I feel my whole class has become a close-knit family. In closing I would like to say that I have become closer to God through the encouragement of my teachers and family.

  • (3 years ago)

    If you are lucky enough to afford private school tuition do your child a favor and send him/her to St. Rose. Wonderful school great teachers and amazing parent community. St. Rose of Lima School is a family.

  • (3 years ago)

    Before enrolling here attend and tour other open houses of other Catholic Schools and look at books ask questions etc. No teachers on hand books ancient lack of pride. School is beautiful but lacking warmth. Parent involvement minimal at best and only forced due to points. Lack of leadership and security is minimal. Children in upper grades need tutoring to enter HS.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student at this school and I'm sorry to say I'm thinking about moving. The 7th grade students misbehave and our teacher doesn't teach us anything. I am not challenged.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent School! The Curriculum and Level of Education is superb with the work and dedication from the church faculty and staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attends St. Rose but i feel that she is not getting the best education possible. The teachers gie her a huge amount of work and she is stressed most of the time. As a parent I do not enjoy seeing my child stay up all night trying to finish homework and study. So i am considering removing her from this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    i go to st. rose and its a great school with high expectations but the teachers could use some help.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is our first year at St. Rose and so far we are very happy with the quality of education our daughter is receiving. It is a very tight knit community and I love how involved our parents are.

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