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St. Genevieve Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 140 students

Our school is best known as a small, faith-filled community dedicated to success


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $122,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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14 reviews of this school

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Posted April 4, 2014

We are beyond happy with St. Genevieve School! The teachers ensure that each student is individually motivated and engaged in academic and religious curriculum. Class sizes are small, which is fantastic for learning! We have been so happy with the phenomenal teachers our child has had so far! Our child is exceeding the Iowa test average for the grade, thanks to St. Genevieve School teachers and staff! Additionally, the parents at St. Genevieve are like family! They volunteer at events at the school and participate in great fundraisers for the PSA. We are truly at home at St. Genevieve.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 2, 2014

St. Genevieve Elementary School is a hidden gem in Livonia. The teachers and staff are all so wonderful and really care for the students. They install the values you really want your children to have in life. St. Genevieve's is a Caholic school that incorporates faith based teachings in all their courses. They have wonderful programs, like Art Club, Chess Club, National Honer Society, Science Club, Lego Club, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scout. There is something for all age levels. St. Genevieve's is the best decision we made for our children and love all of the teachers!!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 2, 2014

My child has been attending the school for 8 years. With one exception, the teachers are outstanding. The only complaint that I have about the school is the principal.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 2, 2014

My child has been going here for many years, and I love the school. The only reason I did not give the school 5 stars is due to the current principal - with a better principal the school would be a 5-star school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 2, 2014

Great Staff and wonderful kids. The classroom size on average is small so every kid gets the attention that they need from the teachers. Not to mention there is a lot of clubs and activities that the kids can be involved in.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 19, 2014

I attended St. Genevieve over 30 years ago, from the 3rd grade through the 6th grade. My experience at the school provided me with not only a better spiritual understanding and wonderful education, but also a close-knit environment where I established life-long friendships.

Posted February 19, 2014

I attended St. Genevieve from 1st through 6th grade and I received a superior education. When our family moved after the 6th grade, I attended a blue ribbon public middle school, and I was academically far ahead of many of my classmates. I attribute that, in retrospect, to the strong fundamentals and great learning environment I had at St. Gen's.

Posted February 9, 2014

As a student of Saint Genevieve since second grade (I am now in eighth), I have experienced a great, faith-filled education. St. Gens really allows your learning potential to go above and beyond. I love the St. Genevieve family. Our school is a small school am everyone knows each other. It is very nice, because you never will feel left out. You always have someone to lean on. St. Genevieve is a very small catholic school. We have about 130 students. The teachers are excellent and have allowed me to excel in my work and in my faith. I am very happy with St. Genevieve and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

Posted January 22, 2014

I have 2 kids at St. Genevieve, they both started there since pre-school. The teachers in pre-K, Kindergarten and first grade are awesome! I believe that what I teach to my kids at home gets a follow through at school. The other parent reviewer is right, volunteers know most of the students by name and vice versa. The PSA Parent School Association devotes so much effort, time and dedication for the good of St. Gen. and the students. I can my kids, I have 3 boys, graduating primary school here. And by the way, we have a great principal Ms. Tonnissen and magnificent ofc mgr. Mrs. Slaviero, keep up the good job!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 21, 2012

I am a parent of 2 students at St. Genevieve and have been there for 7 years. Class sizes average about 20/class. Some classes are larger and some are smaller. My kids are 1 of 22, and 1 of 17 in their class. One of the major reasons we chose this school years ago was due to the class size......and that has remained consistent over the last 7 years.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 2, 2012

I am so happy that both my kids are @ St. Gens! They are getting an exceptional faith-based education and I love that we are part of the St. Gen community which includes both the church and school! The teachers care about the students and try to come up with out-of-the box thinking in teaching concepts to the kids. I would recommend this school to everyone!! Check out their website: !!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 15, 2011

William Yeats once said, Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. The staff at St. Genevieve light fires and inspire children to explore new and exciting concepts daily. We have two children at St. Genevieve School, and we could not be happier! Everyone, from support staff to personnel, is extremely kind and caring. We would (and have) recommend this school to any family.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 26, 2011

We have two kids at St.Gens and love it. We wouldn't have them go anywhere else. The people are all great and it's a great community!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 2, 2008

Our daughter is extremely happy at St. Genevieve, and we are very impressed with her progress. The teachers and staff are all extremely competent, nurturing, and knowledgeable. We appreciate all of the support they have given to our daughter while fostering her interest in education. We would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 71%
African-American 4% 20%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian 1% N/A
Multiracial 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Archdiocese of Detroit (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ann Tonissen
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Roman Catholic
  • NCEA


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students


Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Extra teacher help/mentoring
Transportation options
  • Livonia Residents
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.


Boys sports
  • CYO
Girls sports
  • CYO

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Girl scouts
  • Lego Club
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.



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What are your chances?

10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.

Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
Students typically come from these schools
Public Schools
Catholic Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$1000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
Financial aid offered
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Catholic High Schools
Public High Schools
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28933 Jamison St
Livonia, MI 48154
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Phone: (734) 425-4420


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