Saint Lawrence Elementary School was established in 1961 by the founding pastor, Rev. Victor Wilkiemeyer. Staffed by the Sisters of Loretto, the school grew to include grades 1-6. A kindergarten was added followed by an extended care program. In 1993, Saint Lawrence Elementary School opened the first licensed Pre-K program in the Diocese of San Jose. The following year grade 7 was added with grade 8 following the next year.
In 2013, Saint Lawrence introduced an elective program and continues to expand their co-curricular program across all grades.
The Saint Lawrence student community is diverse, and the school serves students from both the parish and surrounding communities, both in and outside of Santa Clara County. Ethnic diversity mirrors that of Santa Clara County. The student body is approximately 75% Roman Catholic with other major religions well represented.
The Elementary and Middle School is a parochial school of Saint Lawrence the Martyr Parish. They share the site with the parish and Saint Lawrence Academy High School.
Saint Lawrence is proud to have pioneered innovative programs to meet the needs of our students and families. Take a look at some of those firsts that constitute the Saint Lawrence Advantage:
- Google Apps for Education
- Smartboards & Document Cameras in every classroom
- 1:1 Chromebook Ratio in 4th – 8th Grade
- Licensed Pre-Kindergarten
- Co-Curriculum Elementary Program (Library, Art, Spanish, P.E., Drama & Music)
- Rotating Block Schedule in the Middle School
- Middle School Elective Program
- Science Lab
- Summer Camp
- On-Campus Swimming Pool
- USA Swimming Sanctioned Competitive Team
- Year-round extended care with separate facilities for Pre-K, grades K-5, and grades 6-8