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Cataldo Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 330 students

Our school is best known for its high quality Catholic education.

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $198,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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4 stars

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Posted November 4, 2013

Cataldo is an excellent school. My kids are happy to go to school every morning and they are smiling when they come home. The staff is incredible and highly qualified. The Principal is a strong leader and a great advocate for the students and Catholic education. The parent community is really wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

Cataldo is such a good fit for our family. We appreciate the commitment of the teachers, staff and parent community to provide the very best in education and faith formation for our 3 daughters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2011

The community at Cataldo is fabulous. There are many solid families working to make the school what it can and should be. But there is something fundamentally broken with its leadership. All will be going along wonderfully until the moment a problem arises and you find yourself needing to advocate for your child. At that point the relationship between principal, teachers and parents becomes strangely hostile. Parents are relied on to fund and organize most of Cataldo's extra programs from drama to art enrichment to community service to hot lunch - but are kept on fringe and not allowed any say or even informed understanding of what goes on with regards to instruction. Again, while the community is strong, I can not recommend the school to new families until there is a personnel change within the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

Cataldo is the prime example of a community. Parents helping kids, kids helping kids, and teachers devoted to making sure kids succeed. It's all about being one big happy family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

Our children are lucky to attend Cataldo. They receive a caring, quality education and receive the benefit of incredible enrichment programs like music K-8, drama, community service organized by the school, stewardship (older students as 'buddies' to younger students, Catholic school sports. Class sizes tend to be smaller, and parents are active and participate in all different ways. It is a wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This is one of the worst schools in Spokane with a severe bullying promblem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

Cataldo is providing our kids a great education in a nurturing yet challenging environment. They have teachers who care about students receiving not only a great education but also high moral and ethical values. Truly a great school !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

The sense of community is strong and the education is solid. My kids bounce out of bed every day eager to go to school. The environment is nurturing and they are challenged to become well rounded individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

Cataldo is amazing!!! We have all the perfect teachers and I have never seen a better school and would never even think about changing schools. :-)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

Great school! Teachers are caring and do their job well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

At Cataldo, students receive an excellent Catholic education. The dedicated teachers and staff provide an education that not only maintains a high standard of acedemic excellence, but more importantly, is grounded in Catholic values. This a wonderful school and community to be a part of.


Posted August 22, 2007

I think that cataldo is a great place for kids to grow up and develope there great minds we all have today! but there are some down falls of this school that will only appear to the kids that it is such a small school so then you know every one and every one knows u but there is alot of drama but it is still a great place for the kids to develope and learn! send your kids to cataldo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2007

We moved here from out of town and the people here are so welcoming of newcomers. The school has two classes for each grade, which makes it special that everyone knows your child. The only downfall is that there is no cafeteria, so you have to pack lunches everyday except Fridays which is hot lunch day. My kids love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

My son has excelled here! He has come forward leaps and bounds since starting @ Cataldo. I love this school and the people.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Special education coordinator
Reading specialist(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Catholic Charities Outstanding Service Program Award (2010)

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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • We use Rosetta Stone
Foreign languages taught
  • We offer Rosetta Stone on iPads for Juni
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Stephanie Johnson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (509) 624-8763

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • We use Rosetta Stone
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
  • We offer Rosetta Stone on iPads for Juni
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Math club
  • 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
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • 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
83
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
83

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Parish Subsidy

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Gonzaga Preparatory High School
Lewis & Clark High School
Ferris High School
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455 W 18th Ave
Spokane, WA 99203
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Phone: (509) 624-8759

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