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1977 St. Lawrence Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95051

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(408) 296-2260
(408) 615-1343
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September 29, 2014
My school is St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School in Santa Clara, Calif. My son transferred in 7th grade from a local public school. He loves it! The teachers are energetic and enthusiastic and they work with my son to make sure he does the best possible work. The entire school community is open and inviting and we have really enjoyed it.

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September 12, 2014
We have a 3rd and 5th grader that attend St. Lawrence after having started in Pre-K. My kids love going to school, love to learn, and are continuously challenged academically. Has every teacher been perfect? No. Have most teachers been great? Yes. This school has given my kids so many opportunites to shine for which I am very grateful. When we first started I was a little aprehensive about joining a catholic school since neither my wife or I are catholic. In reality the catholic influence at this school, while minimal as compared to others, really helps drive some of the fundamental values that will benefit my kids through their lives.

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June 20, 2014
I have been very happy these past several years. Right now I have a middle and elementary grade students. The teachers have been wonderful and the use of technology impressive. If you are looking for a safe, strong academic school that teaches good values, check them out.

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August 12, 2013
Good school with individual care by teachers to my 2 sons who are in 8th and 6th grades. Our 3rd is starting at pre-K this fall. Many extra after school activities from a great swimming program, scouting, piano lessons as well as year round sports of flag football, basket ball, soccer, volley ball and track. My sons participate in many of these activities. Tuition is most reasonable of any private or catholic school in silicon valley. We are blessed to have found St. Lawrence.

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June 14, 2013
I love St. Lawrence. My child has been a part of the St. Lawrence community for two years and she is so happy. We started her off in PreK with the fantastic program there under the leadership of Mrs. M, and then she had a wonderful year in Kindergarten with Ms. Cassidy. Fabulous staff and wonderful leadership!

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March 08, 2013
Be warned. The school brought in an organization to talk to the kids about bullying. The 3rd & 4th graders got one presentation and the 5th-8th got another. Not sure what was in the 3rd & 4th grade one, but the 5th graders learned all the different ways they could commit suicide (most of the kids not even knowing what that was), they learned about multiple partners (they haven't had sex ed yet), they learned a lot of ways to abuse themselves including things I've never heard of. There was nothing in the presentation to the kids or the parents that made any sense. I expected to come out of there knowing what signs to look for and how to get help for my child if I think they are being bullied. Same with for the kids. It was just a bunch of sad and inappropriate information with no point. Very very concerned Parent

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September 25, 2011
Excellent principal and teachers. There are two classes for each middle school grade which enables more student interaction with teachers. The teachers are very engaging and are dedicated to helping each student really understand the subject material. They challenge the students academically in a very nurturing environment. The principal is wonderful! He is an engaging and very responsive principal who holds high aspirations for this school community. I feel that my child will be well-prepared for high school next year.

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April 14, 2011
Excellent school! Our child has attended from Kinder thru Middle School. I love that this small school (one classroom per grade until Middle School) allows us to get to know the teachers and other families. Over the years, we've had caring, wonderful teachers that have kept the kids really engaged. There was one teacher that wasn't so great - but she was gone the next year. The principal is excellent and very responsive. I think he works harder than anyone at the school.

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June 14, 2010
My child has been a student at St. Lawrence since Pre-K and is now entering the 8th grade. It has been a wonderfully caring and academic environment for her. I have found her teachers to be encouraging and challenging when needed. If help was needed, the teachers have always been willing to put in extra time and have communicated well with us (the parents). We will be very sad to leave next year. I don't think we could've asked for a better elementary and middle school experience for her.

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February 08, 2010
We have been so impressed with St. Lawrence. Not only is it an excellent school in terms of academics, but the community that surrounds it couldn't be more warm and loving.

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March 03, 2009
My Kid is in Pre-K and i love the way school teaches the kids. I feel that the scool teaches and focuses more on academeics unlike any other schools famous like challenger or startford as i see what other schools are teachign kids of same age. If you happen t be from a home country where academecis are more strict and want to return to home country in few years this is a best bet as this is probabaly the closest you can get to high stress on academics and discipline here

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February 23, 2009
We have loved St. Lawrence for many years, but have hit a wall this year with a very poor teacher in the elementary school. We are sad, but are thinking of leaving the school. There is never any excuse for a teacher who critcizes children in front of the class for academic mistakes, and humiliates children. The homework load is sky high, primarily math is being pushed to the point where the kids get double the amount of homework recommended by the publisher. 10 year olds are staying up late to finish homework, and having to skip extracurriculars.

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May 23, 2008
We love All of our techers that teach our graduating class. This school is totaly awsome.

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December 03, 2007
My youngest two children transferred to St. Lawrence for Middle School. The teachers were excellent and prepared them very well for high school. There are a wide variety of programs including an excellent science program, art, academic decathalon, sports, student leadership, etc. available for the students. The entire campus has wireless access and students are assigned laptops that are used to enhance the curriculum and life skills. I would highly recommend this school

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November 10, 2007
Our child has been at St. Lawrence elementary school for 3 years. The teachers are excellent, and so is the principal. The curriculum is very carefully chosen, thorough, and developmentally appropriate. In addition to the classroom teacher, there are specialists in art, science, music, and spanish that teach each week in each classroom. The library is beautiful. The homework load is a bit much-but all of the homework is carefully chosen by the teachers. We will definitely stay at St. Lawrence through 8th grade. The parents are involved in the school, and the community is wonderful. My child loves the other children. Scouting (girls and boys) is huge at St. Lawrence and helps develop friendships across grade levels. I highly recommend this preK-8 school.

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May 14, 2006
I love the PreK program! My 4 year old daughter is learning to read by sounding out each letter, not just the 'at, bat, cat' method most other schools use. There is room for improvement in the art & music programs.

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August 29, 2005
Not the greatest of middle school. Sorry but this will be a dissapointment.

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February 07, 2005
I am very impressed with the PreK program. The teachers are great and my son is making great progress.

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January 22, 2005
St. Lawrence is a small school. When I say small, I mean no sports field and no indoor cafeteria. They do, however, offer sports at another field and kids eat their lunch in classrooms on rainy days. There used to be a rumor that if you couldn't get into the more elite Catholic schools (Mitty, Bellarmine,) you went to St. Lawrence. Whether this still holds true remains to be seen. Very diverse population and very innovative approach to technology. All students receive an ibook and the campus is totally wireless. School is old, but well kept. Principal is highly qualified and appears to be very involved with the school.

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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Saint Lawrence Elementary and Middle School has provided a comprehensive Catholic education in which Gospel values are modeled, taught, and lived for over 50 years. We pursue academic excellence by promoting critical and creative thinking, and tailor instruction to meet the needs of every student. In collaboration with parents, we provide a challenging and nurturing environment to best prepare our students for high school and beyond.

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St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School
1977 St. Lawrence Drive, Santa Clara, CA  95051
(408) 296-2260
Last modified St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top