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St. Gerald School
Frequently Asked Questions
I heard that many Catholic schools are struggling to keep their doors open. Is St. Gerald at risk?
No. St. Gerald enjoys its place among area Catholic schools with one of the highest enrollment numbers. We are financially sound, backed by a strong parish community while offering cost competitive tuition.
What is the average student to teacher ratio?
The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. Most grades have 2 classrooms, each staffed by a full-time teacher. Pre-K, K, and 1st grade also have teacher's aides for the benefit of our youngest students. Class size averages 20 students per room.
What is the average experience of our teaching staff?
Combined, St. Gerald teachers have over 500 years of teaching experience. Average experience is over 18 years.
How many students are currently enrolled?
Current enrollment is 447. Our goal is not only to maintain but increase enrollment over the next few years.
What extracurricular activities are available?
Activities include: Coding, Aeronautics, Chess Club, Engineering Club, Young Rembrandts (Art), Young Amigos (Spanish), Running club, Drama Club,
Children's Choir, Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Football, & Cheerleading and more.
How does St. Gerald rank academically?
St. Gerald prides itself on the academic achievement of our students. Strong test scores are but one indicator of academic excellence. This is further evidenced by the outstanding accomplishments of our students including a number of recent achievements at local academic bowls, spelling bees, and academic recognition awards and scholarships.
How much is tuition?
Full time tuition is less than $4,200 per year for full-time students. Part-time pre-K programs are available starting at $1,955. There are flexible payment options and tuition discount opportunities available. Speak with the principal or finance manager for more information or click here for current rates.
What type of students attend St. Gerald school?
St. Gerald is proud of our diversity. Families of all ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds are welcome at our school. Many students are enrolled at St. Gerald as 2nd, 3rd, or 4th+ generation in their family to attend the school.
Are there any parent organizations or groups for networking/getting to know other families?
There are many opportunities to become involved in the St. Gerald community and meet other parents. These support groups include Mother's Club, Holy Name Society (men's club), School Advisory Board, Athletics Committee, and more.
Does St. Gerald have a STEM program?
STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. These subjects are incorporated into classroom learning and extracurricular activities. St. Gerald is currently evaluating opportunities to add even more STEM/STEAM activities to its curriculum. (The A in STEAM = arts)
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