Stella Maris Academy is a Catholic, coeducational, elementary school (Transitional Kindergarten-8th Grade), located in La Jolla, California. The school is committed to the mission of Catholic education. It is recognized that the parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children. The school will support, enhance, and complement this role.
Parent-to-Parent Tours are conducted on Thursday mornings.
Please call the school office at (858) 454-2461 to schedule an appointment, or click below to have someone contact you.
After a tour of the school, we invite you to fill out an application and to meet with our principal, Mrs. Patricia Lowell. The application process is outlined in greater detail in our SMA Application.
Please view our 2013-2014 Kindergarten-8th Grade Tuition Agreement and 2013-2014 Transitional Kindergarten for current tuition rates.
A child who is five years of age by September 1st may be admitted into Kindergarten. For children who miss this birthday cutoff, SMA has a Transitional Kindergarten program, designed for 4 and 5 year olds.
A child who is six years of age by September 1st may be admitted to First Grade. The school screens the developmental readiness of students to ensure proper placement.
Registration includes submitting copies of baptismal certificate, birth certificate, and immunization records. Children transferred from another school are required to supply report cards, health records, and transcripts from the previous school.