Facts About St. Raymond School
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- What are top reasons families choose St. Raymond?
- What hours are the children in school? Do you have extended care?
- What is your student to teacher ratio?
- Do you offer a foreign language program?
- How is technology used in the classrooms?
- Where can I get information about the uniform policy?
- Do you have a hot lunch program?
- How often do students go to Church? What if our family is not Catholic?
- Does St. Raymond School offer sports?
- Does St. Raymond offer financial aid?
- What is the parental requirement at the school?
Our families cite several reasons they knew St. Raymond was the right school for their family.
These reasons include:
- Value centered Catholic education
- Rigorous academic curriculum
- Small group work in math and English language arts instruction; Mechatronics, art
- Differentiated learning; Targeted Learning Specialist
- Promotion of nearly 100% of graduates to desired private high school of choice
- Highly qualified faculty and staff
- Active organized athletic program
- Extraordinary parent community
- Multitude of leadership and co-curricular opportunities for students
Monday: 8:00AM - 1:55PM
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00AM - 2:55PM
Extended care is offered daily for students in grades K-8 from 3:00 - 6:00PM. Extended Care starts at 12 noon on minimum days and 2:00PM on Mondays when the children are out at 1:55PM. The cost for drop-in is $7.00 per hour for each child. The hourly rate is dropped to $6.50 per hour as a courtesy to families utilizing more than 5.5 hours of Extended Care per week.
St. Raymond is known for an excellent student to teacher ratio as a result of our ongoing use of flexible small groups. Students receive ongoing differentiated instruction and small group instruction in math and English language arts daily. Our Targeted Learning Specialist supports in-class instruction as well as small group opportunities in both math and English language arts.
As a JK-8 school, there is also a high priority put on social and emotional development. St. Raymond meets both of these needs by allowing children to have ample social choice and a well-staffed campus. By utilizing a team teacher model and employing additional teachers for Targeted Learning, Mechatronics, Spanish, music, art and PE, St. Raymond School is able to meet the individual educational needs of the student while fostering an environment with robust social options. We pride ourselves on being able to support math and English language arts instruction with ratios from 1:8 to 1:17 in grades K-5 and with a departmentalized model in grades 6-8.
Junior Kindergarten: 3 teachers (~1:8); PE, music, library
Kindergarten: 2 full-time classroom teachers: PE, art, music, Mechatronics, Spanish
Grades 1-3: 2 full-time classroom teachers, small group instruction math and English language arts; PE, art, music, Mechatronics, Spanish, library/computers
Grades 4-5: classroom teacher and teacher assistant, small group instruction math and English language arts; PE, art, music, Mechatronics, Spanish
Grades 6-8: departmentalized teachers in each subject
St. Raymond believes that language is the real heart of our human existence, and language is offered twice a week in grades K-8. Through its language program, St. Raymond seeks to foster a positive attitude and excitement toward learning the Spanish language.
Courses aim to develop the five C's of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st century:
Through the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding, St. Raymond seeks to lay the foundation for a language program that prepares its graduates to be able to qualify for second year Spanish upon entering high school.
St. Raymond School utilizes technology in its curriculum as part of its Mission commitment “…to preparing and promoting successful students… responsible for their learning, their actions and their impact on society.” The vision of St. Raymond School’s “Integrated Technology” platform is to accelerate and integrate the rigorous academic program with rich technology.
- St. Raymond is 1:1 iPad, Gr 1-8; 1:2 Kindergarten
- Every classroom has an Interactive White Board (IWB), Apple TV. Every faculty member is professionally trained in intermediate/advanced techniques
- STEAM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) integrated throughout grades JK-8
- Mechatronics (design thinking, coding, robotics and cutting edge technology systems) integrated into the K-8 curriculum.
We invite students of all faiths to receive a St. Raymond education. Every child is provided the same excellent educational experience, and will receive a full Catholic education. Non-Catholic families are empowered to discuss how their family's faith is similar to and different from the Catholic faith with their children at home.
All St. Raymond students go to Church on the first Friday of each month. It is a family mass, and parents are welcome to attend. Daily prayer is also practiced in the classrooms, and the entire student body attends morning prayer in the center courtyard on Monday and Friday mornings.
St. Raymond is an active member of the PPSL, the local Catholic Schools athletic league. All local parish schools participate in the PPSL and all local Catholic schools offer the same league sports.
Beginning in fourth grade all students are eligible to participate in the following sports:
- Baseball (Boys)
- Volleyball (Girls)
- Basketball (Boys and Girls)
- Track and Field (Boys and Girls)
In addition, an introductory after school flag football program is offered through an outside vendor. Children develop basic football skills through passing, throwing and kicking drills.
St. Raymond School offers site level financial assistance. Families must register for the Basic Fund available through the San Francisco Archdiocese before qualifying for site level assistance through myTADS. For more information, click on Tuition and Financial Assistance.
Families may choose to be participatory or non-participatory. For more information, click on Tuition and Financial Assistance.
Participatory Family Requirements
Participatory families volunteer twenty (20) hours in service to St. Raymond School. The volunteer hour requirement is easy to fulfill by volunteering in the classroom or with projects run by the Mothers' or Fathers' Clubs.
Participatory families are also expected to spend $5,000 as part of the SCRIP program.
Families can choose a non-participatory tuition rate in lieu of volunteering and SCRIP.