Educating generations of students since 1856, we provide a rigorous curriculum with innovative methodologies.

In the classroom and in the community, we build strong academic and spiritual foundations that serve our children well, now and in the future. By worshipping, serving, and learning, our students grow in their ability to discover and live out the Good News.


Learn more about St. Clare School, A TK-8 Catholic elementary school in Santa Clara, CA.


Why Choose St. Clare School?


The Drexel Effect

  • The Drexel School System is an academically rigorous, cutting-edge approach to Catholic education in the Diocese of San Jose.

Diverse, Inclusive Community

  • St. Clare School families are a diverse, inclusive community who want to help each other and our school.

Family Service Commitment

  • Families commit to actively serve in the school community.

The Catholic School Advantage

  • Catholic schools have a high rate of graduation.

Student Service

  • Students actively participate in service projects in the surrounding community.

Student Learning Expectations:
Worshipping, Learning, Serving, Growing



Students at St. Clare School will

  • express / share a relationship with God

  • act with Jesus as a role model

  • model the teachings and practices of Catholicism

  • give the gifts of "Silver Boxes" to others


Students at St. Clare School will

  • demonstrate responsibility for schoolwork and learning

  • read, write, compute, and problem-solve effectively

  • think critically and creatively

  • possess a strong work ethic



Students at St. Clare School will

  • treat others with care and compassion through school/church outreach programs

  • demonstrate a knowledge of Catholic social teachings

  • develop and participate in service projects at their appropriate grade level


Students at St. Clare School will

  • practice thoughtful decision-making skills

  • take responsibility for their own actions

  • express themselves creatively


St. Clare School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and is part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS).

Western Catholic Educational Association

Western Catholic Educational Association

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Western Association of Schools and Colleges


Our Partnerships

St. Clare’s partners with the following schools and services.