Thank you for your interest in St. Mary School, Walnut Creek, East Bay, California


St. Mary  School is a faith- filled community of educators and families who believe in providing a quality Catholic education for TK (Transitional Kindergarten) through 8th grade students.

We foster a Christian atmosphere supporting academic excellence, lifelong service and responsible citizenship.  St. Mary School enables children to graduate with the skills and values necessary to meet the challenges of our changing world while living out the gospel message of Jesus Christ.

Please visit our campus to discover the many opportunities that St. Mary School can offer your child.  I look forward to meeting your family.

God Bless,                                                     

Mr. Garrett Padia




NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY: St. Mary School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policy, scholarships and loans.


How to Apply to St. Mary Catholic School in Walnut Creek, Ca

St. Mary School is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the 2019-2020
school year in grades TK through 8

St. Mary School is also accepting applications for immediate
enrollment in select grade level openings for the current school year.



Steps to Complete the Admissions Process

  1. Download the Admission Process document.

  2. Submit an application online AND supporting documents

  3. Submit required documents and once all of the required documents have been received, our office manager will contact you with instructions regarding a date for testing and an interview as well as answer any other questions you may have.

Campus Tour

Parents are encouraged to contact the School Office to arrange a campus tour. These tours can be scheduled daily. Parents are invited to join us for community events throughout the year, as well as Mass on the first Friday of each month at 8:15 a.m. Please contact the school office to find out about upcoming community events.


Tuition and Financial Aid 2018-19

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• Application fee: $50/per child
• Foundation Fee: $400/family, one-time fee paid upon admission or in two installments
• Registration Fee: $540/child per year

OTHER FEES– to be assessed during the school year
• Late Tuition Fee: $20/each late payment and $20/each reprocessing fee
• Assessment Fee: $300 if minimum SCRIP purchase of $4,000 if not met
• Volunteer Fee: $20/hr per volunteer hour if not completed


St. Mary School is committed to making Catholic education affordable to all academically qualified students regardless of financial circumstances. To the extent that our funds permit, financial assistance is available to admitted students whose parents are able to demonstrate financial need, which is determined by a thorough evaluative process beginning with an application through FACTS .   Applications for 2018-19 are due no later than March 15, 2019.

In addition, all students entering private school for the first time may apply for the BASIC Fund. 

Furthermore, families can apply to Family Aid - Catholic Education for the Diocese of Oakland (FACE


Why St. Mary School?

  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA)

  • Recognized in Parents Press - Gold Award in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Christ-centered learning and sacramental preparation

  • Professional and nurturing faculty and staff

  • Challenging and enriching curriculum

    • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) principles integrated into academic instruction

  • Innovative resources to support student learning

  • Differentiated and small group learning instruction

  • Extended care in the morning and afternoon with enrichment activities

  • Strong parent-school and parish community




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