""Small class sizes and a safe learning environment.""
Students enrolled 139
Hours 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
School leader Mr. Brian Swanson
Transportation options None
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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871 Sonoma Street
Richmond, CA 94805

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(510) 232-2283
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4 stars
Based on 18 ratings

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November 22, 2013
I have a child that has attended this school since pre-k and is now in her 1st year of Catholic High School. The school did a fabulous job in educating my child and is excelling in high school (straight A's). High test scores on the ACT, as well. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the academics at the school! My child's academic excellence in high school is proof of that.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2013
I am a parent of a child who has attended this school. I have grown very unhappy with the school's academic program and the lack of communication between the teachers and parents, so much that I am removing my child out of this school. I am very disappointed in the lack of leadership from the principal to the after school program. I would not recommend this school!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
This school has made many changes over the past year and with a new principal and staff, things are looking very promising. The school is finally on the right track and things can only get better from here. It's a great time to enroll because at this rate, the small class sizes won't last for long.

- submitted by a community member
January 25, 2011
I enrolled my kid here for Kindergarten, they attended another preschool, so this is our first year at this school..Not only has my child had three teachers in one year I do not see my child being challenged&my child is bored at school. My little one cries every morning when getting ready for school and begs me to not have to go. Also, the school is CONSTANTLY hitting parents up for money. This month I have to donate an item, for example, worth 40 dollars with a receipt attached to it to prove I spent the 40, or I can donate cash.In addition to the previous fundraisers.The principal is condescending,& takes the slightest criticism of the school extremely personally. She ignores parents who do not spend all of their time at the school, and has never ONCE said hello to me when she sees me. She is not a strong leader, and does not truly inspire people to be part of a school community. If anything the room parents are what bring families out to volunteer. I highly believe that the parochial schools in Richmond are not the ultimate place for education for our children. There are some great schools out there, and next year I hope to be able to get my kid into one of those options.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
St David's is a great school with very caring and loyal teachers and staff. Their academic programs help prepare their students for achieving success in high school. With regards to my children, both loved it at St. David's and did well in high school and have gone on to college. I feel that having attended St. David's has contributed greatly to their being the intelligent, confident, caring, and well-mannered young adults they are today.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2010
unsatisfactory standards as a private school. now that my children went to a different private school, we can see the big difference! we felt that we wasted a lot of our money all through the years here!

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2008
I love this school. The school is very safety and children are very well behavior. I love pre-K teacher with full experiences even they are little children , they have already learned many skills such as cognitive,social, emotional,interlectual... so far I am happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2008
I actually like this school because each year,I learn more than 900 things!I love this school and I'l stay here forever. It is the place that I can atually fit in with everyone else.

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2008
My son attends this school and really loves it. It offers a really good feeling of everyone being a family. The principal really works with the families on making sure everything is going great!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2008
St.David's is a wonderful school. The school is a very close knit family school. Everyone knows everyone. The principal and teachers exept a lot for the students both with their studies as well as their behavior. The school has something for everyone. The school also offers lots of extra programs. If you are looking for a school that is family friendly, and that will prepare you child for highschool/college this is the school. I love it.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
While this school has some good aspects there are some that are not so good. They would rather retain certain teachers that are not capable of teaching the appropriate material for the students then to satisfy the needs of the students at the request of the parents.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2008
I went to this school for the seven years, and now my son attends. Everyone is great! They give your child the love, attention and great support.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating July 01, 2007
My daughter has been attending the school for 7 years and has received individual attention to help her succeed. The school welcomes many cultures and fosters an attitude of warmth and caring while continuing to find the best approach to teaching basic curriculum. It's a great experience for child and family.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
I really wasn't impressed by this school. My daughter went there from K-4 and for the money I payed, it wasn't worth it.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2006
Wonderful school. Strong sense of family, community and values. My 20 year old attended St. David's and his little sister is now part of their student body. The staff has remained very almost intact since my first child attended. The principal taught at the school for many years before becoming their principal. This gives her the advantage of knowing what the parents and student body need and expect from their staff. Most of them know each child by name. They are extremely supportive and caring. Students are expected to give the best of themselves on an academic and behavior level.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2006
Great small Catholic School

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2004
Good overall school, well rounded activities. I'd lide to see more emphasis on reading, math and english.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 25, 2003
I am a graduate of St. David's and my experience there was life altering. The teachers there were great. The student teacher ratio was great compared to the public school I attended previously. I believe that the emphasis put on parent involvement is a key point to the parent also being a hands-on parent. Parents are at the school so often that it is hard not to be involved. I recall that the principal of the school was also a teacher, a teacher that taught at least one subject a year to my class, until graduation. Sister Mary Floracita was that teacher, and she left a lasting impression on me. She was a very good teacher and a very good principal The school overall, if I had to give it a grade, is an 'A'. I graduated in 1980.

- submitted by a former student
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St. David's Elementary School
871 Sonoma Street, Richmond, CA  94805
(510) 232-2283
Last modified St. David's Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. David's Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top