Stella Maris Academy

Our job is to learn to care for your child as much as you do.
7654 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
San Diego Coastal

Your children can excel at Stella Maris Academy

7654 Herschel Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 454-2461

Our job is to learn to care for your child as much as you do. The Stella Maris staff is dedicated to making each child feel known and loved. Our commitment to differentiation permits each child to advance at his or her own pace. Advanced learners are often able to place two years ahead of public school students in Math and Spanish. We take pride in being a family. We have second and third generation Stella Maris students and teachers.

Mrs. Patricia Lowell, Principal

Fr. James E Rafferty, Pastor
Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church

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Outside the Classroom

We offer clubs and activities including: Chess, Arts and Crafts, Choir, Music, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Foreign Language, Yoga

Our Competitive Spirit

We offer athletics including: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Batball (unique to Stella Maris Academy)

The World Around Us

Students at Stella Maris Academy have the opportunity to learn additional languages including: English, Spanish

Our Learning Environment

Our learning environment features: Library, Computer Lab, Science Lab, Art Room, Playground, Sports Court

We are all created equal.

We have served students gifted with: GATE Designation, English as a Second Language, IEP, Learning Difficulties, Autism

Let's make it work.

Our Tuition Assistance program makes Catholic education affordable.

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Our 3rd Grade is learning about how plants reproduce and pass on their traits. This week they explored the process of pollination and planted seeds. #anothergreatdayatSMA #lajolla #lajollavillage #catholiceducation #catholicschool #ngss #catholic ... See MoreSee Less

Our 3rd Grade is learning about how plants reproduce and pass on their traits.  This week they explored the process of pollination and planted seeds. #anothergreatdayatSMA #lajolla #lajollavillage #catholiceducation #catholicschool #ngss #catholic

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Pope John Paul II said, "Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are." This week our 8th graders served lunch at Father Joe's Villages. What a wonderful experience for all of our students in serving our community and sharing their light! #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholiceducation #catholicschool #catholic #fatherjoesvillages #lajolla #lajollavillage ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great job!!!

Thank you 8th graders for living your faith and helping those in need. I love all those smiles!!

So proud of our eighth graders! ❤️

Thank you OLP students for choosing Stella Maris Academy for your Day of Service. We are so grateful for all that you did for our school. @academyofourladyofpeace #dayofservice #lajolla #catholiceducation #lajollavillage #thankfulgratefulblessed #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholicschool ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you OLP students for choosing Stella Maris Academy for your Day of Service. We are so grateful for all that you did for our school. @academyofourladyofpeace #dayofservice #lajolla #catholiceducation #lajollavillage #thankfulgratefulblessed #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholicschool

The Matsiko - World Orphan Choir came to sing at our school today. Wow!! What a gift to all that attended. #anothergreatdayatSMA #lajolla #catholiceducation #catholicschool #catholic #lajollavillage #matsikoworldorphanchoir ... See MoreSee Less

 

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My kids loved it too!! They couldn't stop talking about the amazing performance !! Thank you to those who made this event possible.

Incredible! I heard all about it. Thank you for sharing this video.

The kids really enjoyed this incredible performance!

1 month ago

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Although we are still in Advent, yesterday our school celebrated the birth of our Lord in our 71st Christmas pageant. During this season we all can reflect on the great love God showed us by sending his Son to earth. #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholiceducation #catholicschool #lajolla #lajollavillage #catholic #thereasonfortheseason ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Our 3rd Graders are construction engineers! They are designing windproof houses, testing their designs, identifying problems with their designs and improving upon their models.

Whose house design can withstand a hurricane? What about a tornado? #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholiceducation #ngss #engineersinthemaking #lajolla #lajollavillage #catholic #catholicschool
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1 month ago

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Celebrate the season! Our third and sixth grade buddies exchanged ornaments today! #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholiceducation #catholicschool #catholic #lajolla #lajollavillage ... See MoreSee Less

Celebrate the season! Our third and sixth grade buddies exchanged ornaments today! #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholiceducation #catholicschool #catholic #lajolla #lajollavillageImage attachment

Did you know that last Sunday, SMA won Santa's Favorite in the La Jolla Christmas Parade? We are so thankful for our incredible float team and all our wonderful volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that last Sunday, SMA won Santas Favorite in the La Jolla Christmas Parade? We are so thankful for our incredible float team and all our wonderful volunteers!
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