St. Polycarp Elementary School

8182 Chapman Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680
(714) 893-8882

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 160 students 14 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

St. Polycarp Elementary School is a private middle school in Stanton. The principal of St. Polycarp Elementary School is Mrs. Theresa Wyles, who can be contacted at 160 students go to St. Polycarp Elementary School and are mostly Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Polycarp Elementary School is 14:1. Alamitos Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 55% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 48% %
Hispanic 31% %
White, non-Hispanic 11% %
Multiracial 10% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school was great! We just got tired giving our kids junk food and cold food everyday. They had no lunch menu or hot lunch. They cut down on school field trips and other activities. Most of the best staff left and most parents took out there kids. We thought it was time for us to take our kids out too.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Polycarp Elementary School is such a great school great foundation for children academically and spiritually. We moved a year ago from Chicago and was overwhelmed what school to enrolled my son private or public school my son is in 6th grade. I met with the office staff very welcoming and the principal is always helpful. She made it easy for me to transferred my son. The school have great program throughout the year and excellent teacher. So far my son loves the school and he's getting great grades in all classes. I'm so happy for the decision we made to enrolled my son to St. Polycarp!

  • (1 year ago)

    The curriculum is excellent and the teacher's engagement with my son's educational goals is impeccable. This is a big reason for my son's love for school and excellent grades. Most of all my son's spiritual growth and relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ is without question. My wife and I are so please with my son's growth spiritually and educational achievements.

  • (1 year ago)

    my daughter is attending kindergarten here. Her teacher is one of the bests. I have nieces and nephews going to public schools near by so I know. An excellent and dedicated teacher will leave a good impression on the kid for the rest her/his life. That is why I chose to send my daughter to Saint Polycarp Catholic School.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is in Kinder and she absolutely LOVES to go to school everyday. She has a true interest in learning and loves being able to read her sight words in signs and postings as we drive around or are in the grocery store. She constantly says that her teacher is nice and she looks forward to her daily hugs from the principle who is greeting all the children to school in the mornings rain or shine! I have peace of mind knowing that my child is in a good environment being taught a great curriculum along with morals and our catholic principles. My daughter is putting those teachings into practice I can see that she is learning and that she is growing spiritually by loving and caring for others. SPC is like an extension of our family and I know that she is in great hands everyday! Teachers and Staff are great and make it a point to put the children as their priority.

  • (1 year ago)

    After being here for 5 years I still love Saint Polycarp. It's a school that it's always improving. I have a 4th and 2nd grader next year my son will come to Kindergarden. I like the schedulle 8 to 3pm and the day care too! The thing that I love the most is the staff. Teachers are very profesional compromise and loving to the kids. Mrs. Wyles the principal is always willing to help and keeps doors open to comunication and sugestions. I would love Saint Polycarp to have more sports Programs and a Music Teacher so the kids can have singing lessons and instrument tutorials. I know that in order to do that the school needs more income so don't hesitate and come and see our school you'll love it...

  • (1 year ago)

    This is one of the best Catholic schools in the area. My son has been attending here since Kindergarten and he enjoys the knowledgeable teachers as well as the school's super friendly principal Mrs. Wyles. - Donny Vu

  • (2 years ago)

    My son had been at St. Polycarp school this is the third years for him. I very love the school and all the staff faculty. They very support and work with each children and families good education for the students. I am very proud and rate this school five star for any parent need to find the best school for their child.

  • (2 years ago)

    Its really a pleasure to be able to send my daughter to Saint Polycarp School. My daughter has quality education with excellent teachers in a family environment. My daughter loves her teacher and principal and hugs them whenever she sees them. I am completely content.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son was in Kinder. We are members of Saint Polycarp comminity and were highly recommended to put our son here. We were please that we did. Now is summer and our son keeps asking us why he can't go to school anymore. Any time we go pass the church/school he always get excited and asks us take him to his classroom.

  • (2 years ago)

    St. Polycarp has an amazing staff. The staff has a wonderful relationship with the students. The individual attention that students receive reflect the child's confidence. The staff is patient energetic and focused with every student. It is easy to see how happy the students are at St. Polycarp. The atmosphere is friendly and very family oriented.

  • (2 years ago)

    The education is amazing. The small classes allow the teachers to focus on each child to enrich their learning experience. My granddaughters have been students at St. Polycarp for 4 years and my Grandson will be starting in the fall. The school is like an extended family to us.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Saint Polycarp school I attended 1st through 8th grade many years ago. Now my daughter is attending. The education she is receiving is amazing. I know my daughter will have values that stay with her for the rest of her life. I had a wonderful experience and want the same for my kids. I have a 2 year old son who will also attend when he is older.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a great school with the best staff around. My daughter is receiving a great education. Five stars from me....

  • (2 years ago)

    Our son will be moving onto high school next year and St. Polycarp has been a wonderful experience for him. Thee small classes allow the teachers to focus on each child to enrich their learning experience. The teachers are young caring energetic and know how to motivate each child to do their best. We came to St. Polycarp 4 years ago because of the rave reviews from families we knew from the school the boys used to attend. We also knew the principal and she has done a spectacular job of providing the best possible learning experience for the students. We stayed even after moving 30 minutes away because it truly is an amazing school.

  • (2 years ago)

    St. Polycarp School has enriched my son's life academically and personally. He started in kindergarten and will be graduating in June. The principal teachers & staff are amazing. They are engaged with each student's growth & development. They embrace each child and treat them like they are their own. This is a family environment-teachers staff & parents work together to ensure the best experiences for all students. This school offers a strong academic curriculum. With smaller class sizes teachers are able to facilitate more classroom discussions. Every child is able to participate & voice opinions - which develops critical thinking skills necessary for their future. As parents we work very hard to instill Christian morals and values it is a huge bonus that these morals and values are reinforced at school. St Polycarp holds its students up to a higher standard than other schools and that's one of the many things that sets us apart! This is a financial sacrifice but it's an investment in my son's future. I know that he will embrace life as an intelligent confident successful well mannered young man. This is the perfect school to prepare your child for the future!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a parent at St. Polycarp School I love this school. It reminds me of when I went to school and we respected our teachers and everyone knew everyone. Our students here respect and admire our teachers and faculty. The also respect each other. We have many new students start each year and they are welcomed by each and every student. In fact there is always competition with the students to be the first friend. By the time students reach 8th grade they are well rounded individuals with great character. There is a great sense of community here so your not just getting a wonderful education your getting a family for life. You need to go by the school and take a tour to really understand.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is in Kinder and I commute 45 minutes to bring him here. His older brother and cousin attend Saint Polycarp and I was highly referred. I have never regretted the drive as my son is already reading and writing with just one semester in. When he came in he knew how to count to 20 and didn t know his full abc s. I m simply amazed at how wonderful the school is. The teacher student ratio is perfect for quality and detail to assess the students. The value and moral of the entire staff sets the perfect environment for children to blossom and builds up self esteem good values and the involvement of parents and staff makes it feel like a second family.VERY impressed tuition is also very acceptable compared to other schools such as Irvine Montesary which was beyong our financial budget.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is in 1st grade- we have been there since kindergarten and we look forward to keeping her there until 8th grade! I cant imagine taking her anywhere else aside from the great academic program the school has a genuine family feeling about it. My daughter isnt just a number there-she is a member we as a family are members of this school. This has helped her feel safe secure and grow with self esteem and confidence what more could you ask for? The teachers all pitch in to help in the spiritual and social development of each child through various extra curricular activities and weekly school masses. There is no better principal on the face of this earth- and I think every member of this school can attest to that. I recommend this school to everyone!

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been St. Polycarp School parents since 1998. My son is a freshman in college and my daughter is currently in 8th grade. Both children have attended St. Polycarp from Kindergarten through the 8th grade and have had great experiences by both academically and personally. Each year the children were challenged by a vigorous academic curriculum and nurtured in a welcoming and safe environment. The class sizes are ideal for more one on one with the teachers and they continue to grow by adding extra curricular activities to help build a well rounded individual. Parent involvement is great and the school also has a parent council and they continue to look for ways to improve and grow each year.

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