Quick Facts-at-a-Glance

The Mission of Catholic Schools +

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Oakland inspire students to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, achieve their highest academic and creative potential and actively dedicate themselves to enriching their communities through service.

School Profile/Enrollment +

St. Theresa School operates within the Catholic Schools Diocese of Oakland— the 4th largest Diocese in California, serving 44 elementary schools and nine high schools. A K-8, coeducational school, St. Theresa School is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Western Catholic Educators Association (WCEA).

Campus/Facilities +

The St. Theresa campus is tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge district. Our campus features a state of the art Computer Lab, a science lab, library, meeting rooms, large outdoor play areas, a brand-new gymnasium & event center and large parking lot.

Incoming kindergarten students are welcomed with a spacious classroom and a private patio for lunch. Kindergarten students are introduced to technology by working with iPads in small groups.  All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Middle school students also have access to personal notebook computers.

Curriculum +

St. Theresa School provides a comprehensive and challenging K-8 curriculum as stipulated by the Diocese of Oakland in accordance with Common Core Standards. Our core curriculum focuses on Language Arts (Spelling, Reading & Writing), Math, Social Studies, Science and Religion. Enrichment courses in Spanish, Music, Art, Physical Education, Band and Chorale broaden our students’ educational experience. The use of differentiated instruction in the classroom gives children of all academic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential.

After School Care - STEP +

Our extended care program (STEP) provides quality and affordable student care for all students both before school and after school. STEP is open from 7:00 AM to 6:15 PM. Our STEP program provides students with a safe and nurturing environment, outdoor recreation, enrichment activities, a homework zone and nutritious snacks. STEP promotes social interaction between students of all ages and encourages the creative process through play.

Some of the enrichment activities that have happened in the past are:

  • Rosary Making
  • Cooking Around the World
  • Sports Camps
  • Sewing
  • Coloring Contests
Daily Schedule +
Grades 1-8 8:05 AM First Bell
8:10 AM Morning assembly begins with students, staff and parents gathering together for prayer, pledge of allegiance and announcements.
3:15 PM Dismissal (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
2:15 PM Dismissal (Wednesday)
12:15 PM Dismissal (Minimum Days)
Kindergarten
8:10 AM 3:05 PM
Dismissal (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
8:10 AM 2:05 PM
Dismissal (Wednesday)
 8:10 AM  – 12:05 PM Dismissal (Minimum Days)
Faith Families & Buddies +

Faith Families is a cross-grade experience led by eighth grade students. The eighth grade “parents” coordinate and lead activities, events and school liturgies to encourage student spirituality and sense of community.

Each Faith Family is a blend of students from different grade levels. Fifth and sixth grade students are designated “buddies” for every kindergarten and first grade student. Buddies allow for personal one-on-one attention to support our youngest students and integrate them into the St. Theresa School community.

Athletics +

All students enrolled at St. Theresa School are eligible to participate in a variety of sports through the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). Participation fees are included in tuition. Practices and games are conveniently held at the St. Theresa Gymnasium and Event Center.

Our sports program includes: Boys and Girls Cross Country and Track, Boys and Girls Basketball, Girls Volleyball and Boys Sand Volleyball.

Choicelunch +

The Choicelunch program offers a nutritious hot lunch on all regular dismissal days. There is a simple online ordering system and mobile app. Each Choicelunch meal includes an entrée, a snack, fresh fruit and a drink. The menu is extensive, with fifteen lunch entrée options every day.  For more information, please visit www.choicelunch.com. When registering as a first-time user on the Choicelunch website, please use the registration code: theresa. St. Theresa School has partnered with Choicelunch because of its standards:

  • Hormone-free and antibiotic-free poultry, meats and dairy
  • 100% trans-fat free
  • No MSG or high fructose corn syrup
  • No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners
  • Organic and local fresh fruits and vegetables

St. Theresa School promotes a composting and recycling program on campus to reduce waste and to help educate students to be good stewards of their environment.

Tuition +

St. Theresa School offers a tiered system of tuition. Our lowest single student tuition rate is $8,513. Discounts are given to families who are Active Parishioners and to those who are Catholic. Families with multiple children enrolled during the same school year, receive additional discounts. For specific rate information, please see Tuition Rates.