School Details

St. Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School

515 Wisconsin Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 722-7259

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 268 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

St. Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School is a private middle school in Oceanside. The principal of St. Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School is Mr. Alan Hicks. 268 students attend St. Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School is 20:1. Santa Margarita Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% %
Asian 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Hispanic 16% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My son LOVES this school and cannot wait to go everyday. Teachers are amazing. He comes back everyday very happy. They are all wearing uniform and the school knows the balance of too strict and being a kid. Don't let the old buiding scares you. The education is amazing!

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved to Oceanside in 2007 and were blessed to find a home at St. Mary's. We have had 4 children there (the oldest has moved on to high school) and it really has been a second home for them. They have thrived personally academically and spiritually. The school is demanding academically but always emphasizes the importance of genuine Christian love and fellowship. Highly recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My two kids go to St. Mary's (one in preschool and the other in 1st grade) and we've had such a fantastic experience. The teachers have been wonderful and the parents get to know each other due to the small school. I love the fact that there is an assigned room mom that can help whenever you have any questions although the teachers can easily be reached too.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to St. Mary's for 5 years now since Preschool and she is very happy with the school her classmates and the teachers. Her Iowa Test Scores are well above average and she is well behaved. The school is the lowest priced private school in the area by far. To me the school seems a bit dated though she doesn't see it that way. She loves the school and wants to continue going there until 8th grade.

  • (3 years ago)

    2 of our kids spent 8 years at St. Mary's. The oldest one went on to be valedictorian of his high school and graduated last year from harvard. The best thing about St. Mary's is the solid ethical foundation given but the academic side is strong also particularly in math. We are so grateful for all that the school has done for our kids!

  • (3 years ago)

    Both my sons attended the preschool and it has always felt like a second home for my children. All the teachers and Ms. Shapiro the Director genuinely care about every individual child. I highly recommend the preschool for its curriculum value and staff.

  • (3 years ago)

    St.Mary's helped my son turn his entire attitude towards learning around. He loves the sports programs and the structure. The classrooms are quiet and the teachers are really able to teach the material. He loves Advanced Math and there is a healthy spirit of competition to achieve good grades. I love this school and can't say enough great things about it. The teachers and environment of St. Mary's transformed his outlook on education and its importance.

  • (9 years ago)

    We really enjoyed the preschool program there. Super teachers and wonderful curriculum.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is our first year at ST. Mary's and so far we love it. My daughter used to dread going to school at her previous public school. Now she is up earlier and full of energy to want to attend school she is most excited that she can pray at school. That was just awesome.

  • (10 years ago)

    I would highly recommend this school. The staff is super and the quality of education is great. There is a great family atmosphere and the parent involvement is outstanding.

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