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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Today we celebrated our Marian Spirituality as our eighth graders and school community honored and crowned our Blessed Mother Mary. Many thanks to all the parents that made today possible with donations of flowers and their gift of time to prepare everything.
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A special shout out to a 1977 alum, Michael Oleata from Bridget's Blooms, for making the crowns for Mary and delivering roses for all of our 8th grade girls.
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#catholiceducation #catholicschool #lajolla #lajollavillage #anothergreatdayatSMA #marystaroftheseachurchlajolla #catholic #marianspirituality
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Today we celebrated our Marian Spirituality as our eighth graders and school community honored and crowned our Blessed Mother Mary. Many thanks to all the parents that made today possible with donations of flowers and their gift of time to prepare everything. 
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A special shout out to a 1977 alum, Michael Oleata from Bridgets Blooms,  for making the crowns for Mary and delivering roses for all of our 8th grade girls.
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#catholiceducation #catholicschool #lajolla #lajollavillage #anothergreatdayatSMA #marystaroftheseachurchlajolla #catholic #marianspirituality

A reminder for our Alumni - Dear Grads- We're playing Batball in the senior yard THIS Saturday, May 4 at noon. Mr. Erickson would love to see you out there! Water and Gatorade will be provided. ... See MoreSee Less

The Living of the Stations of the Cross, presented by our 8th graders, took our school on a walk with Jesus during his last hours of human life. This journey reminds us that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. #goodfriday #catholiceducation #catholicschool #lajollavillage #lajolla #marystaroftheseachurchlajolla ... See MoreSee Less

The Living of the Stations of the Cross, presented by our 8th graders, took our school on a walk with Jesus during his last hours of human life. This journey reminds us that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. #goodfriday #catholiceducation #catholicschool #lajollavillage #lajolla #marystaroftheseachurchlajolla

Mrs. Whitten helped the first graders to learn all about Jesus washing the feet of the Disciples and how it displays His humility and His servanthood. #anothergreatdayatsma #holythursday #catholicschool ... See MoreSee Less

Mrs. Whitten helped the first graders to learn all about Jesus washing the feet of the Disciples and how it displays His humility and His servanthood. #anothergreatdayatsma #holythursday #catholicschool

TK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade visited Station 9 today to learn all about fire safety. Such a fun field trip, thanks to the wonderful firefighters and Captain Clyons! #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholicschool #firesafety ... See MoreSee Less

TK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade visited Station 9 today to learn all about fire safety. Such a fun field trip, thanks to the wonderful firefighters and Captain Clyons! #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholicschool #firesafety

 

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Dear SMA Families:

Mary Wayne, a former parent and grandparent here at Stella Maris Academy, recently passed away. If you would like to attend her funeral service, it will be tomorrow Wednesday, April 17th at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 11:00 am. Please keep her children, Mark and Amy Wayne and grandchildren Michael, Rachelle, and Megan in your prayers.
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Dear SMA Families:
 
Mary Wayne, a former parent and grandparent here at Stella Maris Academy, recently passed away.  If you would like to attend her funeral service, it will be tomorrow Wednesday, April 17th at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 11:00 am.  Please keep her children, Mark and Amy Wayne and grandchildren Michael, Rachelle, and Megan in your prayers.

 

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So sad to hear this news. I was fortunate to be Mary's neighbor foe a couple of years; and I thoroughly enjoyed our temps to Vons and our chats. Condolences to the Wayne family.

Condolences to the Wayne Family

Sympathy to Mark and family 🙏🏼

STEAM Night is tonight at 5:30 in the Parish Hall. Come travel the world with us!! #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholiceducation #steamnight #lajolla #lajollavillage #catholoc school ... See MoreSee Less

STEAM Night is tonight at 5:30 in the Parish Hall. Come travel the world with us!! #anothergreatdayatSMA #catholiceducation #steamnight #lajolla #lajollavillage #catholoc school
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