Who We Are

“May all who pass through these halls become lifelong learners and problem solvers, careful stewards of their environment, skillful communicators, and compassionate, generous participants in their communities. May these schools continue to be centers of education where students and teachers always pursue the truth.”Archbishop Niederauer, from the Centennial Rededication Mass

Founded in 1909 by the St. Joseph Sisters of Carondelet, Star of the Sea is a loving community of students, faculty, parishioners and families guided by Christ’s values and dedicated to academic excellence. Located in San Francisco’s Richmond District, Star of the Sea includes a Catholic parish, a preschool and an elementary school serving a uniquely diverse population of girls and boys.

Star of the Sea provides a nurturing, dynamic, and constantly evolving environment designed to:
· Promote spirituality in action,
· Support academic excellence, and
· Build a strong sense of community

Star of the Sea Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam.  WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS).   WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.

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