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St. Monica School is a Co-ed Catholic Elementary school that serves students from Kindergarten through 8th grade grade, founded in 1919 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. St. Monica School is also currently a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange Education Network. The administration, faculty, and staff of St. Monica School cooperate with our parent community to provide a loving, Christ centered environment where each student is nurtured and given the opportunity to thrive. Our academic curriculum is challenging. We pride ourselves in producing graduates who are well prepared to excel in the high school of their choice. Offered both within our curriculum and as extra-curricular activities, we offer an active athletic program, a focus on science, technology use that is integrated into the classroom curriculum, and participation in the fine arts and music. We welcome families of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. Come and take a tour - our environment speaks for itself!

  • ADDRESS: 5950 Geary Blvd at 24th Avenue, adjacent to St. Monica Catholic Church in the central part of the Richmond District, San Francisco.
  • FOUNDED: In 1919 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM)
  • GRADES: Co-ed, Kindergarten through eighth grade
  • ENROLLMENT: Approximately 210 students
  • CLASS SIZE: Average of 25 - 28 students per class; one class per grade level
  • SCHOOL HOURS: Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Every Wednesday, student dismissal is at 2:00 p.m. to accommodate faculty meetings. Minimum Days (12:30 p.m. Dismissals) are occasionally scheduled in advance to accommodate special in-services or community events.
  • COMMUTE: Convenient location in the central Richmond district on Geary Blvd. Students live in local neighborhoods as well as commute in with parents who work in downtown San Francisco. The #38 Muni bus offers convenient public transportation on Geary Blvd.
  • ETHNICITY DEMOGRAPHICS: Reflecting the rich diversity of our city, approximately 39% of our student body is white, 34% Asian, 25% multi-racial, and 2% African American. 10% of our families identify as culturally Hispanic.
  • RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Approximately 55% of student body is Roman Catholic. The day begins with student-led Morning Prayer; Religion is offered as a daily class; and monthly student-led liturgies are celebrated in St. Monica Church. All religious backgrounds warmly welcomed.
  • TUITION: Tuition categories are based upon Catholic and Non-Catholic family rates. Annual registration fee is $400 and annual parent association dues are $50. Three types of tuition assistance programs are available. All payments are handled online, due on the 15th day of each month.
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL EXTENDED CARE: Students may arrive from 7:15 a.m. Afterschool care is available until 6:00 p.m. daily. Flexible hours are available. Average cost of scheduled tuition is $300/month. Drop-in rate is available as needed for $8 per hour per child.
  • PARENT INVOLVEMENT: Each family is obligated to contribute approximately 30 volunteer service hours each school year, available during the school day or outside of school hours. Some choose to serve via the Parent Club, Marketing Committee, Fundraising Committee, Room Parents, and variety of other service.
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